The FOCAS lab is always looking for highly motivated students interested in exploring challenging areas in Control Systems, Robotics, Formal Methods, Learning based Control, Nonlinear Control, Stochastic Systems, Multi-Agent Systems, Reinforcement Learning, and Cyber-Physical Systems for various positions mentioned below.

Research Internships/Assistantships 

Candidates currently pursuing their undergraduate degree in engineering (Electrical/Electronics/Computer Science/Mechanical/Robotics Engineering) or applied mathematics are encouraged to apply!

Please fill out this Google form to express your interest in interning at our lab! Also, write me at pushpak[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in.

We highly recommend applying for INSA Summer Research Fellowship and Focus Area Science Technology Summer Fellowship (FAST-SF) programs. Applications for both programs are normally issued in October-November every year.

Undergraduate Research

Candidates currently pursuing their undergraduate degree at the Indian Institute of Science are encouraged to fill out this Google form to express your interest to working with our team!

Postdoctoral Research

We are always looking for motivated postdoctoral fellows through the Institute of Eminence (IoE) fellowship/C V Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship / National Postdoctoral Fellowship / DS Kothari Fellowship

PhD holders (including those who have submitted the thesis) and Postdocs with prior experience in at least one of the fields of Control Systems, Robotics, Formal Methods, Machine Learning, and Reinforcement Learning are encouraged to apply. Postdocs with excellent profiles are highly encouraged to apply by writing us an email at pushpak[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in

Graduate Research (M.Tech (Research) / PhD)

Students who wish to work with me should apply to Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-physical Systems (RBCCPS). Applications are submitted through admissions.iisc.ac during March-April and September-October of every year. Admission announcements are made at iisc.ac.in\admissions\

Prospective candidates interested in joining my group can contact me with the following information in your email

MTech Thesis at FOCAS lab 

If you are interested in working on your MTech Thesis at our lab, please fill out this Google Form .

NOTE: We often get several emails and form responses for the positions above. If you have sent your application (through email or Google form) for any of these positions and if I did not respond to you within a week, I request you to send a reminder email. If you don't hear from me within a week after the reminder email, this means I have seen your application carefully but did not find it suitable for the advertised positions.