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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12/15 Jun
27/29 Jun
9/11 Jul


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PhD defense Koen Verkerk (TUe-EE)

On Wednesday January 17, 2018 Koen Verkerk will defend his thesis titled “Improved accuracy of flexible systems by state estimation: An application to high precision motion systems”.
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PhD defense Bahadir Saltik (TUe-EE)

On Tuesday January 9, 2018 Bahadir Saltik will defend his thesis titled “On Risk-Aware Model Based Control Strategies: Theory and Applications”.
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PhD defense Sjoerd Tijmons (TUD-DCSC)

On Tuesday December 12, 017 Sjoerd Tijmons will defend his thesis titled “Autonomous Flight of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles”
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PhD defense Xi Luo (TUe ME)

On Wednesday November 29, 2017 Xi Luo will defend his thesis titled “Robust Diesel Engine Performance: An Approach Based on Multi-pulse Fuel Injection Control”.
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PhD defense Victor Dolk (TUe ME)

On Monday November 6, Victor Dolk will defend his thesis titled “Resource-aware and Resilient Control”.
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Registration Benelux Meeting 2018 now open, deadline abstract submission January 22
The registration for 37th edition of the Benelux Meeting is now open. The deadline for early registration is February 7, 2018. The Benelux Meeting will be held from March ...
Registration for DISC courses 2017-2018 now open
The registration for the DISC courses 2017-2018 is now open! You can register on the DISC course platform. For the course schedule and the course descriptions please refer to ...


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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