National Graduate School for Systems and Control

Research school DISC is an interuniversity research institute and graduate school that unites all university groups in the Netherlands that are active in systems and control theory and engineering. It offers a nationally organized graduate programme for PhD students in this field.

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Course program - general information

DISC offers graduate courses on systems and control lectured by national and international top lecturers.

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Summer School

A yearly four day Summer School lectured by (inter)national specialists in the field of systems and control

Winter course

The wintercourse 2016-2017 took place from Wednesday December 7 to Thursday December 8, 2016. The topic was be "System Identification in the Life Sciences" and it will be hosted by the University of Wageningen. See the designated page for more information. We are currently planning a new wintercourse, please check back.

Benelux Meeting 2018

The Benelux meeting 2018 will be held from March 27-March 29, 2018.


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19/21 Mar
25/28 Jun
10/12 Jul
11/13 Dec


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PhD defence Nik Grubben (WUR)

On December 19, 2018 Nik Grubben will defend his thesis “Modelling ventilated potato bulk storage facilities”.
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PhD defence Tjerk Stegink (RUG)

On December 7, 2018¬† Tjerk Stegink¬† will defend his thesis “Energy-based analysis and control of power networks and markets. Port-Hamiltonian”.
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PhD defence Ivan Koryakovskiy (TUD)

On December 3, 2018 Ivan Koryakovskiy will defend his thesis “Safer reinforcement learning for robotics”.
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PhD defence Danial Senejohnny (RUG)

On November 30, 2018 Danial Senejohnny will defend his thesis “Resilience of coordination networks: data availability and integrity”.
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PhD defence Shuai Feng (RUG)

On November 26, 2018 Shau Feng will defend his thesis “Resilient Control under Denial-of-Service Attacks”.
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New DISC courses starting in January 2019
On January 21, 2019 two new DISC courses will start: “Mathematical Models of Systems” and “Input Design and Parameter Estimation for Non-linear Systems”.
DISC course Underactuated Mechanical Systems starts on November 12
On November 12 the next DISC course will start: Underactuated Mechanical Systems by prof. A. Shiriaev (NTNU) and dr. A. Y. Pogromsky (Tue)


We unite academic research

DISC unites all academic research in the Netherlands in the field of systems and control, ranging from mathematical systems theory research to technology-driven control engineering.

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