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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30 Oct / 2 Nov
17/19 Dec
25/28 Jun
10/12 Jul


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PhD defence Dean Wilding (TUD)

On September 12, 2018 Dean Wilding will defend his thesis titled “Physical and Computational Approaches to Aberration Correction in Fluorescence Microscopy”.
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PhD defence Zhou Su (TUD)

On September 13, 2018 Zhou Su will defend her thesis titled ” Maintenance Optimization for Railway Infrastructure Networks”.
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PhD defence Vahab Rostampour Samarin (TUD)

On September 24, 2018 Vahab Rostampour Samarin will defend his thesis titled “Distributed Data-Driven Decision Making in Uncertain Networked Systems with Applications in Smart Energy Systems”.
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PhD defense Anqi Fu (DCSC)

On Monday February 26, 2018 Anqi Fu will defend his thesis titled “Efficient wireless networked control. Towards practical event-triggered implementations”
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PhD defense Muhammad Zakiyullah Romdlony (RUG)

On Friday February 16, 2018 Muhammad Zakiyullah Romdlony will defend his thesis titled “Stabilization with guaranteed safety of nonlinear systems”
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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)
Registration DISC course program 2018-2019 opens August 1
The DISC course schedule 2018-2019 is now available.


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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