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Two graduate assistant positions are available in the area of robotics and control in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. Qualified candidates with degrees in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, or closely related fields are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who have experience in either of the two following areas:

  1. Optimal control of autonomous systems.
  2. Designing and building hardware of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles.

The selected students will be offered a scholarship to cover his/her full-time tuition and a monthly stipend commensurate with his/her credentials. All interested applicants must apply directly through OSU’s online application system at, and are strongly suggested to send a copy of his/her application materials including resume, academic transcript and/or research reports/papers to Dr. Ran Dai at

The Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program at OSU is ranked #17 in the nation from US News 2018. The city Columbus is the capital and largest city of the Ohio State and the 14th largest city in the United States.