AIRO Young Opportunity

04 Nov 2021
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa has opened a three-years, fixed-term researcher position (RTD-A) on the project "A contribution to greenhouse emissions reduction by a more efficient Public Local Transport".

The RTD-A position is considered the first significant step of the academic career in Italy. Despite being strictly a fixed-term contract with the duration of three years, it is a staff position giving right of vote in the Council of the Department, full access to labor and pension rights (with a gross salary around 35000 Euro/year), and requiring some teaching duties (about one course per annum). It can also be prolonged for two (but no more than two) years subject to availability of funding and mutual interest.

The position has to be viewed in the context of the multi-decades research collaboration between the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa and M.A.I.O.R. S.r.l.

The research activity will address decision-making processes in organized systems, with particular focus to, but not exclusively, those relating to Local Public Transport. The research considers all the different phases that characterize the decision-making process: the definition of the problem, its mathematical formalization, the formulation of constraints, objectives and action alternatives, the development of solution algorithms as well as their implementation, evaluation and certification. Besides the methodological and theoretical aspects, the research will focus on the development of efficient and well-engineered software implementing the proposed approaches for the solution of either large-scale structured optimization problems or of sub-problems with specific structures that can result from the application of algorithmic methodologies (decomposition, implicit enumeration, large-scale local search, ...) to the original problems. A proper balance will be struck between the development of algorithms for general classes of problems and for the specific problems encountered by M.A.I.O.R. within planning and management (operational and real time) of Local Public Transport systems.

The call can be found at

(it's one of 43 positions, check the record RIC2021PON_A19) and the strict deadline for applications is 13:00 November 4, 2021 (Italian time). Selection procedures are expected to be completed before year's end with the position starting around February 2022 at the latest.

Thank you for helping us to disseminate the news to any potentially interested researcher. Further information about the project and the working environment at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa can be requested to Antonio Frangioni and Laura Galli . In particular, sorry for the call text being Italian-only. About of Google Translator or suchlike should be enough to get the gist of it (the important part so far are Articles 2 to 5), but should you need any clarification about the selection procedure do not hesitate to rely on us.

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