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 2017

The Benelux meeting 2017 will be held from march 28-March 30, 2017.


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12/15 Dec
12/15 Jun
27/29 Jun


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PhD defense Behnam Asadi Khashooei

On June 20, 2017 Behnam Asadi Kashooei will defend his thesis titled “Event-Triggered Control for Linear Systems with Performance and Rate Guarantees: An approximate Dynamic Programming Approach”.
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PhD defense Anahita Jamshidnejad

On June 22, 2017 Anahita Jamshidnejad will defend her thesis titled “Efficient Predictive Model-Based and Fuzzy Control for Green Urban Mobility”.
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PhD defense Masoud Dorosti

On June 14, 2017 Masoud Dorosti will defend his PhD thesis titled “Reduced-order Model Updating: for Prediction of Performance Variables in Mechanical Structures”.
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PhD defense Mohsin Siraj

On May 10, 2017 Mohsin Siraj will defend his thesis titled “Reducing the effect of uncertainty in robust optimization for oil recovery”.
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PhD defense Geert Folkertsma (UT-EE)

On Friday April 21, 2017 Geert Folkertsma will defend his thesis titled “Energy-based and Biomimetic Robotics”.
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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 ...
DISC course schedule 2017-2018 now available
The DISC course schedule 2017-2018 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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