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 2016

The wintercourse 2016 on “Power Systems Control – from Circuits to Economics” will beheld from February 17 to February 19, 2016 at the University of Groningen

Benelux Meeting 2016

The Benelux Meeting 2016 will be held from March 22-24, 2016


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29 Jun / 1 Jul
29 Jun / 1 Jul


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PhD defense Shuai Liu

On Monday May 30, 2016 Shuai Liu will defend his thesis. The title of the thesis is: Modeling, Robust and Distributed Model Predictive Control for Freeway Networks
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PhD defense Esmaeil Najafi

On Monday May 30 , 2016 Esmaeil Najafi will defend his thesis. The title of the thesis is: Automatic Synthesis of Supervisory Control Systems
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PhD defense Subramanya Nageshrao

On Monday April 19 , 2016 Subramanya Nageshrao will defend his thesis. The title of the thesis is: Online learning algorithms for passivity-based and distributed control
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PhD defense Desti Alkano

On Friday September 9, 2016 Desti Alkano will defend her thesis. The title of the thesis is: Two-layer distributed optimal control for energy system integration
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PhD defense Jieqiang Wei

On Friday March 18, 2016 Jieqiang Wei will defend his thesis. The title of the thesis is:Consensus Dynamics in Distribution Networks and Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems
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VIDI grant for Sarthak Misra
Sarthak Misra has been awarded the prestigious Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) VIDI Grant. This grant will be used for the SAMURAI (Steering Actuated Probes under Magnetic- and ...
Registration Summer School 2016 open
Registration for the DISC Summer School 2016 is now open. This year the Summer School will be on the topic of “a Systems and Control Perspective in Human-Robot-Environment Interaction”.


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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