31 May 2018
Full-time pre/post-doctoral positions on Optimisation Methods for on-demand planning of Public Buses
The University of Antwerp Operations Research Group (ANT/OR) is hiring at least two full-time researchers on the topic of "optimization methods for on-demand planning of public buses". Both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers can apply.
These vacancies are part of a research project called "the future of pubic transport: towards a fully on-demand public bus system". Even though many obstacles still need to be overcome, the ubiquity of mobile devices would for the first time in human history allow for a large-scale shift to on-demand public transport. However: the operational and tactical foundations that are required to implement an on-demand transportation system are still lacking. Even though a large majority of people now has the technological means to determine exactly where they are and transmit exactly where they want to go, the tools to plan all of these transportation requests have not been developed. Such a system would demand carrying out optimization on a scale never seen before, and will require not only modelling all the intricacies of an on-demand scheduling of passengers, but to develop new optimization algorithms and software components that can coordinate such a massive fleet of vehicles and vast number of passengers. The development of these algorithms and software components is the main aim of this project.
The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, civil/business engineering or other related field of study. He/she has a strong background in operations research and statistics, computer simulation, as well as excellent programming and software development skills, and an excellent command of the English language. Previous experience with (meta)heuristic algorithms, discrete event simulation, and statistical modelling/analysis is highly valued. Post-doctoral applicants should have obtained a relevant PhD recently.
For pre-doctoral candidates, the successful candidate will receive a tax-free scholarship (of approximately 1900 euros per month) for a 4-year period, subject to yearly evaluation. He/she will enroll in the doctoral program of the Faculty of Applied Economics (Department of Engineering Management) and is expected to obtain a PhD degree by the end of the fourth year. There is a sizeable budget available for attending international conferences, advanced workshops and other courses. Although the focus of the position is mainly on research, the candidate might be asked to take part in some teaching activities. Post-doctoral candidates may be hired for shorter periods of time and will receive a somewhat higher wage.
The ANT/OR research group is a young and dynamic team that focuses on the development of optimization methods to solve decision-making problems in a wide variety of fields, ranging from logistics and supply chain, transportation and production planning, to humanitarian logistics and digital music. The group works in close collaboration with several industrial partners, non-profit organizations and other international research institutions. The University of Antwerp is home to around 20,000 students, of which 18% come from overseas. It is currently ranked number 10 in the "top 50 under 50", i.e., universities in the world less than 50 years old. Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium. It has one of the busiest ports in Europe and is the largest diamond trade centre in the world. This vibrant city is famous for its history, fashion industry, delicious food (beer, chocolate, fries, waffles ,…) and excellent quality of life.
Interested? Then please send the following documents (in a single zip file with your full name as the filename) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a motivation letter, (2) a one-page document describing your views on the topic of "models and methods for on-demand planning of public buses", and (3) a detailed CV. The deadline for application is May 31, 2018. You might be invited for an interview (either through videoconferencing, or in person) during the month of June 2018. The expected starting date is 1 October, 2018, but this is negotiable.
|University of Anverse
05 May 2018
12 PhD Position in the MINOA consortium
The MINOA (Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimisation: Algorithms and
Applications) consortium is seeking highly motivated and qualified
Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) that are looking for obtaining a PhD
degree in applied mathematics, operations research, and computer
Once recruited, you will study relevant applications in areas such as
energy, logistics, engineering, analytics, and natural sciences. You will be trained through an innovative training programme based on individual research projects motivated by these applications. As special
challenges, you will work on dynamic aspects and optimisation in real
time, optimisation under uncertainty, multilevel optimisation or on
non-commutativity in quantum computing.
More information can be found here:
|Many in Europe
||Many in Europe
26 Apr 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor in Logistics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative, and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centres, and support services. Its campus is located in the fastest-growing economic region in the Netherlands (the Zuidas district of Amsterdam), and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) aims to combine high quality education with excellent research. The School offers four Bachelor’s programmes (Economics and Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Business Administration and International Business Administration), seven Master’s programmes among which the MSc in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM), two research masters among which the Tinbergen Institute’s MPhil programme, and seventeen postgraduate programmes. The school has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation. SBE accommodates approximately 4,300 students and 1,700 postgraduate students. Over 500 staff members are employed at the School.
Logistics research group
The logistics research group of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on solving real-life problems in distribution logistics, including performance analysis, distribution and transport network optimization, and supply chain coordination. The group operates in a strong international research and industry network, participates in various national and international research projects and regularly organizes international conferences and workshops. Group members collaborate with leading researchers at several international universities and research output is published in leading academic journals in the field.
What we are looking for
To support the logistics research group’s research and teaching activities, we are looking for candidates with strong quantitative modelling skills and an interest in solving real-life problems in logistics and operations management. You have:
• A (nearly) completed PhD thesis in Operations Research, Operations Management, Management Science or equivalent;
• A strong interest in solving real-life problems in logistics and operations using state-of-the-art quantitative methods and empirical data witnessed by international scientific publications;
• Good teaching and communication skills to interact successfully with students, industry and academic partners.
For a position of associate professor, we additionally expect a strong publication record and an ambitious research pipeline targeted at publications in top international journals, the ability to initiate and build up a line of research, as shown for instance by acquisition of external funding and Ph.D. supervision, experience in teaching and curriculum management and the ability to establish and foster networks with international logistics and science-driven institutions and organizations.
What we are offering
A 6 year tenure track position in which you will have the opportunity to develop your own research track and contribute to the research group’s research agenda.
Research budgets are available for conference and research visits. Talented female candidates are eligible for a Hermine Weijland Fellowship grant which offers additional research support.
After 5 years your tenure will be evaluated but earlier tenure decisions are possible. The position at the Associate level is initially for a period of two years, with the intention to turn the position into permanent employment.
We will start inviting candidates from the application deadline onwards and the search will continue until the positions have been filled with high quality candidates.
The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of €3.475 up to a maximum of € 4.757- gross per month for an Assistant Professor and € 4.815 up to a maximum of € 5.861 for an Associate Professor, based on a full-time employment. For international candidates favorable tax benefits may apply. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at www.workingatvu.nl
Please see the following links for more information.
• Faculty: www.sbe.vu.nl.
• Logistics group with the Information systems & Logistics department: www.sbe.vu.nl/logistics.
Other specific information can be obtained from:
Prof.Dr. W.E.H. Dullaert, e-mail: email@example.com, phone +31-20-5983627
Prof.Dr.Ir. S. de Leeuw, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +31-20-5986067
Applications should be received by 26th of April 2018 We start inviting candidates from the application deadline onwards and the search will continue until the position has been filled with a high-quality candidate.
Applicants should send a letter with their motivation, CV, two recommendation letters and list of publications to M. Maletic, Managing Director of the School of Business and Economics, by e-mail: email@example.com.
Please mention the vacancy number and position in the e-mail header.
Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with.
|Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
15 Apr 2018
Postdoc position in data analytics
The Laboratory of Testing and Analysis (LTA) of the University of Milano Bicocca (www.unimib.it) is looking for a post-doc researcher in data analytics applied to software engineering. The specific position is funded under the “Learn” ERC Consolidator Grant project and will have a duration of 2 years. The salary is competitive and defined based on the background and the experience of the candidate.
The hired post-doc will be part of an international group and will be involved in research activities about testing, dynamic analysis, and self-healing for mobile and cloud computing.
The candidates must have a PhD in computer science and a research background in data analytics. The interested researchers can send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 15th, 2018.
Informal inquiries can be sent to email@example.com
|University of Milan Bicocca
31 Mar 2018
Research Scientist in O.R. / Network Optimisation
Position: Research Scientist on Network Optimization (Operations Research)
The Network and Traffic Optimization research team of the Mathematical
and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Huawei France Research Center, located
in the Paris area, is looking for candidates for a permanent research
position on Operations Research to commence by the end of the year.
The research will focus on developing algorithms and novel network
analysis and decision schemes to drive research and innovation in the
context of network optimization.
Responsible for theory exploration, advanced algorithm design,
analysis, and performance evaluation to meet challenging business
Analyze business requirements and follow technology evolutions
Collaborate with other units to ensure the successful exploitation of
Generation of intellectual property through the patenting of ideas.
Propose and publish research in major research publications worldwide.
Create and maintain strong collaborative associations with
university-based researchers, other leading research bodies, business
units and government agencies.
Required Degree: PhD English: Operational
Candidates must have a strong background in Operations Research in the
context of network optimization, routing and resource allocation. In
addition, the following skills and experiences are highly desirable:
PhD Degree in Applied Mathematics, Telecommunication or Computer Science
Solid background on discrete optimization theory, combinatorial
optimization and robust methods
Good knowledge on linear programming (e.g., b&b, pricing, decomposition methods)
Good knowledge of graph theory
Experience in the design of exact and approximation algorithms to
solve network problems.
Knowledge on optimization under uncertainty (e.g., robust, stochastic
Solid experience with optimization tools (CPLEX, Gurobi, Coin-OR,
Proficiency with low-level development languages (C/C++).
Solid theoretical experience and a good publication record in
Candidates must have the ability to conduct independent research while
also contributing to team-oriented projects that often span across
multiple international Huawei research sites.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology
(ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric
innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end
advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are
committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises
and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our
products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries,
serving more than one third of the world’s population.
The Huawei France Research Center (FRC) in Paris is responsible for
advanced research in the fields of Algorithm and Software design,
Aesthetics, MBB & Home device and Parallel Computing, to create and
design the innovative technologies and software platforms for our
To apply please send a complete CV, two reference persons and a cover
letter briefly explaining your expertise and research interests.
Applications should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please enclose your CV in English together with publication list.
If your profile matches with the requirements, you will be contacted
within 3 weeks.
Otherwise, please consider that your application was not selected.
31 Mar 2018
PhD and Postdoc positions at the intersection between O.R. and Machine Learning
We are looking for candidates for Ph.D. post-doctoral researcher positions
at the University of Montréal / HEC Montréal / ESG UQAM for three research
1) Synergies between recommendation systems and retail assortment
optimization, both on the application and on the methodological level. 1
Ph.D. (fully financed) and 1 post-doc position (1 year with possible
2) Demand-responsive transit systems: (a) improvement of the
decision-making process and (b) improvement of the solution methodology via
predictive methods. 1 Post-doc position (2 years).
3) Real-time optimal order placement strategies and limit order trading
activities. 1 Intern or post-doc position.
Students are expected to carry out top-level research. We are looking for
candidates with degrees in Computer Science, Operations Research, Applied
Mathematics, Statistics, or related fields. Candidates should have a
background in machine learning, operations research, or in both. Fluency,
or at least a willingness to learn about mathematical programming and
modern machine learning would be ideal. They should demonstrate good
programming and mathematical skills.
Student supervision depends on the projects and will be held jointly by
professors from the University of Montréal, HEC Montréal and ESG UQAM. All
professors involved are part of at least one of the following research
centers: the Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (MILA), the Canada
Excellence Research Chair in Data Science for Real-time Decision-Making
(CERC-DS4DM), and the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise
Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT). Students involved in the
first two projects will be part of those centers.
Montreal is a dynamic Metropolis, located in the province of Québec,
Canada. The city is bilingual (French/English) and known for its
international atmosphere. Montreal is known for being a vibrate research
environment, hosting 5 major universities and several research centers in
the domains of Operations Research and Machine Learning.
To apply, please send your application package (recent CV, name of two
references, recent grade records, and if applicable, your national
competition ranks) to email@example.com, clearly indicating the
project(s) and position(s) you are applying to, as well as your possible
and preferred starting dates.
|CIRRELT and other institutions
20 Mar 2018
Postdoc position in Optimisation
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
KENT BUSINESS SCHOOL
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optimisation
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher associate (PDRA) position in the area of Optimisation. The PDRA will join the Management Science group of the Kent Business School and work on a prestigious multi-disciplinary project funded by the British Academy’s Global Challenges Research Fund: Cities and Infrastructure programme and led by Dr Scaparra. The project, titled “Optimal investment strategies to minimize flood impact on road infrastructure in Vietnam”, focuses on development of multi-period optimisation models for strategic, long-term planning of mitigation actions against flood disasters in urban areas using the city of Hanoi as a case study. The project will involve close collaboration with Vietnamese researchers, government agencies, and industry stakeholders.
Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in Operational Research / Management Science, Mathematics, Computer Science or a closely related discipline. The ideal candidate will have a firm knowledge of integer programming and heuristic methods and a demonstrated interest in infrastructure planning, transportation and logistics. Good computer programming experience as well as excellent written and communication skills is essential. Applications will be assessed based on relevant skills and previous publication record.
Salary: £33,518 - £38,833 (Grade 7)
How to Apply
Applications should include all of the following materials:
A short cover letter explaining your specific interest in the research project, relevant training and skills
A curriculum vitae (CV)
Names and contact information of two potential references who can supply letters of support if short-listed for the position
Informal enquiries may be directed by email to: Dr Maria Paola Scaparra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed applications should be received no later than: 1st March 2018
Interviews are expected to be held: 20th March 2018
Expected start date: asap
|University of Kent
05 Mar 2018
Postdoc position in Algorithms for Data Tiling
The Center for Computation and Technology of Louisiana State University is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Combinatorial Optimization.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Stefan van Zwam on algorithms for automated data tiling in high-performance computing environments. The work forms part of the multidisciplinary project ``Phylanx: A Distributed Array Toolkit.'' See http://phylanx.stellar-group.org for more information on the project. The position is initially for one year, and is expected to be renewed for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress and continued project funding. The starting date can be negotiated, but sooner is better.
* A PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics with a focus on Combinatorial Optimization or Algorithms.
* Experience with the design of approximation algorithms
* Affinity with applications as well as theory
* A strong publication record
* Ability to work in a large team
* Strong communication skills
* Knowledge of the computational needs of Big Data applications
* Knowledge of Machine Learning algorithms
* Programming experience in Python and C++
* Experience with High-Performance Computing and/or Cloud Computing
To apply, submit the following:
* A cover letter of no more than 2 pages addressing the qualifications listed above
* A CV including publication record
* At least three letters of recommendation
* One or two representative publications
Review of applications will begin on March 1st, and will continue until the position has been filled. Feel free to contact email@example.com (senior researcher) or firstname.lastname@example.org (project manager, CCT contact) with any questions.
|Louisiana State University
16 Feb 2018
Concorso al premio Lorenzo Brunetta
L'Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti con fondi messi a disposizione dalla famiglia del prof. Gianpiero Brunetta, bandisce a concorso un premio di € 2.500 (duemilacinquecento) in memoria del figlio Lorenzo, per una tesi di dottorato conseguita negli anni solari 2015-2016-2017 nell'ambito della Ricerca Operativa, preferibilmente in uno dei seguenti temi, particolarmente cari a Lorenzo Brunetta:
Integer Linear Programming,
Models and Algorithms for Air Traffic Flow Management,
Models for Airport Performance and Capacity Evaluation,
Models and Algorithms for Cutting and Packing Problems,
Models and Algorithms for Telecommunication Systems.
Le domande per la partecipazione al concorso dovranno essere inviate on line, con oggetto "Premio Lorenzo Brunetta", alla Presidenza dell'Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (email@example.com) entro il 16 febbraio 2018. L'avvenuto ricevimento della domanda sarà comunicato, via posta elettronica, dalla Segreteria dell'Istituto. Il candidato verificherà di aver ricevuto tale comunicazione a conferma del corretto inoltro della domanda.
Le domande saranno corredate, in allegato, dai seguenti documenti in PDF:
- curriculum vitae et studiorum;
- copia della tesi di dottorato.
Ai candidati si chiede di allegare alla tesi di dottorato anche una sintesi della propria ricerca in cui siano messi in evidenza, dal loro punto di vista i risultati e le novità del loro contributo.
I lavori presentati saranno giudicati da un'apposita commissione, nominata dall'Assemblea dell'Istituto Veneto, il cui giudizio è insindacabile. Una sintesi della relazione sarà pubblicata negli «Atti» dell'Istituto. Il vincitore si impegna a consegnare una copia a stampa della tesi di dottorato, che sarà conservata nell'archivio dell'Istituto.
Il premio sarà conferito al vincitore in occasione dell'adunanza solenne di chiusura dell'anno accademico 2017-2018.
|Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
12 Feb 2018
Pre- or post-doc position in Data Analytics and Optimisation for Tourism
BANDO DI CONCORSO PER IL CONFERIMENTO DI N. 1 ASSEGNO PER LA COLLABORAZIONE AD ATTIVITÀ DI RICERCA NELL’AREA SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE DI SCIENZE MATEMATICHE E INFORMATICHE (SSD MAT/09) SUL TEMA DI RICERCA “METODI DI DATA ANALYTICS E DI OTTIMIZZAZIONE PER LA PIANIFICAZIONE IN AMBITO TURISTICO”, DELLA DURATA DI N. 18 MESI, DEL COSTO LORDO AZIENDALE DI € 39.300,00.
Responsabile Scientifico: Prof.ssa Messina
Scadenza domande: ore 12:00 del 12/02/2018
La domanda di partecipazione alla selezione pubblica, nonché i titoli posseduti, i documenti e le pubblicazioni ritenute utili per il concorso, devono essere presentati, a pena di esclusione, per via telematica, utilizzando l’applicazione informatica dedicata alla pagina:
Si ricorda che allo scadere del termine utile per la presentazione delle candidature, il sistema non permetterà più l’accesso e l’invio della domanda
|University of Milan Bicocca
31 Jan 2018
PhD positions in O.R. and Machine Learning
We invite applications for fully funded Ph.D. positions starting in
September 2018 in Montreal in the domain of Operations Research, as well as
in the intersection between Operations Research and Machine Learning. These
positions aim at advancing our collective capabilities to solve hard
optimization problems and our understanding of how external data sources
and real-time data can be used to improve the decision-making process.
* Research Topics
Research topics may be aligned with the interests of the students. Several
pre-defined research projects are also available (some of them in
collaboration with industrial partners). Topics may generally include the
- Large-scale optimization for dynamic (combinatorial) planning problems
(e.g. Benders decomposition, Column Generation, Lagrangian Relaxation)
- Optimization under uncertainty (e.g. stochastic programming, robust
optimization, improvement of uncertainty sets and scenario generation
through external data)
- Improvement of (à priori and real-time) planning through integration of
external data sources via machine learning
- Development of Operations Research based algorithms to efficiently solve
machine learning problems
Research may be fundamental, applied, or a mix of both. Applications may
include domains such as Logistics and Transportation (e.g., vehicle sharing
systems, facility location, traffic management), Telecommunications and
Revenue Management (e.g., assortment planning; retail space optimization).
* Research supervision and environment
The students will work under the supervision of Dr. Sanjay Dominik Jena,
professor at the Department of Management and Technology (
mantech.esg.uqam.ca) at the Management School of Université du Québec à
Montréal (École des Science de la Gestion, UQAM). Sanjay Dominik Jena is
also member of the worldwide renowed, Montreal-based research center
CIRRELT (www.cirrelt.ca) and the Canada Exellence Research Chair in Data
Science for Real-time Decision-making (www.cerc-datascience.polymtl.ca).
Students may be co-supervised by other members of these research centers
and will be registered either at the joint Ph.D. program in Management (ESG
UQAM, HEC Montréal, McGill and Concordia) or at the respective university
of the other supervisor(s).
Montreal is a dynamic Metropolis, located in the province of Québec,
Canada. The city is bilingual (French/English) and known for its
international atmosphere. Montreal is known for its vibrate research
environment, hosting 5 major universities and several research centers in
the domains of Operations Research and Machine Learning. The successful
candidates will be working in one of the above-mentioned research centers.
* Candidate profile
Students are expected to carry out top-level research. They will develop
efficient solution algorithms to difficult planning problems such as those
in the above-listed domains. Candidates should have a Masters degree (or
equivalent) in Computer Science, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics,
or a related field. They should demonstrate good programming and
mathematical skills. Experience in mathematical programming, machine
learning, or data analysis is an asset. Candidates should possess a good
level of written and oral English. Even though they may eventually learn
French during their stay, French knowledge is not obligatory.
* Application procedure
Interested candidates should send their application package electronically
to Sanjay Dominik Jena (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application should
contain the following documents:
- A statement of motivation to perform a Ph.D. in one of the domains
mentioned above in Montreal, your research interests, your programming
experience, as well as your preferred starting date
- Detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications (if any)
- Grade records of Bachelor and Master programe; national competition ranks
- Reference letters or contact details of references (one of them should be
the supervisor of the candidate's Master studies)
- results of GRE or GMAT (if available)
If you have further questions regarding these positions, possible research
topics, etc., please contact Sanjay Dominik Jena (email@example.com).
For a start in September 2018, admission deadline is end of January 2018 at
most of the universities. We therefore encourage to apply early, since, if
considered for the entry at a Business school, a GRE/GMAT will be required
which takes some time of preparation.
|Université du Québec à Montréal / CIRRELT
31 Dec 2017
PhD position in O.R. and Machine Learning
We invite applications for a fully funded PhD position in Operations Research and Machine Learning. The PhD should start no later than May 2018.
Title: demand models and schedule design for air lines
Operations Research has been successfully optimizing air line industry processes for more than sixty years. The topic of "schedule design" provides tools to decide which market to serve, with what frequency, and how to schedule flight legs to meet these frequencies. Mathematically, this requires to model demand and customer preferences, and then find the set of flight legs to operate that maximizes the predicted profit.
Two recent trends challenge the traditional approaches to schedule design. First, the air transportation industry moved from a monopolistic to a very competitive environment, which calls for a new generation of demand models. Second, the amount of data made available by information technologies opens new opportunities to better take into account the uncertainty of demand. These new stochastic models notably enable to evaluate and control risk when optimizing the flight legs schedule.
The objective of this PhD is to set up new approaches to schedule design that responds to these challenges.
* Research supervision and environment
Scientific supervisors: Frédéric Meunier and Axel Parmentier
This PhD takes place in the context of the Operations Research and Machine Learning ch air between Air France and the Ecole des Ponts Paristech. The candidate will share its time between the Cermics, the applied mathematics center of the Ecole des Ponts Paristech, and the Operations Research department of Air France .
Ecole des Ponts Paristech is one of the top French universities, and Paris provides a startling research environment in mathematics and computer science.
* Candidate profile
Students are expected to carry out top-level research. They will develop efficient solution algorithms to difficult planning problems. They must have a master degree in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. They should demonstrate good programming skills. Knowledge of mathematical programming is required, experience in stochastic optimization, machine learning, or game theory is an asset. Even though they may learn French during their stay, French knowledge is not mandatory.
* Application procedure
Interested candidates should send their application package electronically to Axel Parmentier (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application should contain the following documents:
- Cover letter explaining the motivation for the PhD, your research/career interests, as well as your preferred starting date
- Detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications (if any)
- Grade records of Bachelor and Master programs
- Reference letters or contact details of references (one of them should be the supervisor of the candidate's Master studies)
Applications are opened from now. The position is limited to three years. If you have further questions regarding this position, please contact Axel Parmentier (email@example.com).
Position will remain available until filled.
|Ecole des Ponts Paristech
31 Dec 2017
Postdoc position in Polytope Theory
A postdoc position is available at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) in the Combinatorics and Optimization team of the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche, supported by the ANR Project CAPPS (Combinatorial Analysis of Polytopes and Polyhedral Subdivisions).
This is a 18 months position. The starting date is expected to be before September 2018, but it can be negotiated. The salary depends on the candidate's experience (at least around 2100€/month).
Applicants should possess a PhD in mathematics or computer science and research experience pertinent to some of the research topics of the project. The successful applicant will conduct research on combinatorial aspects of convex polytopes with Arnau Padrol and other members of the ANR CAPPS (https://webusers.imj-prg.fr/~arnau.padrol/CAPPS).
Interested candidates should send their application to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably by the end of 2017. Please include your CV, a short research statement and a publication list. Letters of recommendation are optional, but contact information of at least two references should be provided. They might be eventually requested to provide a letter.
For further inquiries contact email@example.com (https://webusers.imj-prg.fr/~arnau.padrol/).
|Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
31 Dec 2017
Data scientist (optimisation)
There is a job opening at Tesco that may interest recent PhD graduates and Post-Doc researchers.
Dr. Murat Oguz
31 Dec 2017
Postdoc position in Optimisation and Analytics
a Postdoc position for a highly motivated researcher will be available to join the lab MIND (www.mind.disco.unimib.it), Department of Information, Systems and Communication, University of Milano-Bicocca (www.unimib.it).
The call will be opened very soon on the University web site.
The research fellow will work on topics that revolve around the development of analytics techniques and optimization models for smart tourism.
Candidates are required to hold a Master degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Computer Science, Operations Research, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related fields.
A background in machine learning and data mining and programming skills will be appreciated.
The position is full time starting from January 2017 to July 2019.
For further information, please contact Prof. Enza Messina at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject POSTDOC SMART TOURISM
|University of Milan Bicocca
20 Dec 2017
Pre/postdoc position in Innovative Models and Algorithms for large, structured or sparse computational Problems
Please refer to the link: https://www.unipi.it/ateneo/bandi/assegni/pra2017/inf/20dic2017/index.htm
|University of Pisa
15 Dec 2017
PhD position in Combinatorial Optimisation
The Computer Science, Modeling, and System Optimization research
Laboratory (LIMOS - UMR CNRS 6158) at the University Clermont Auvergne,
Clermont-Ferrand, France, invites applications for a full-time PhD
position in Combinatorial Optimization.
The position is funded by the
French National Research Agency (ANR) for three years and is related to
the research project "Optimal Routing and Spectrum Assignment of
Realistic FlexGrid Elastic Optical Networks" (FLEXOPTIM) led by Dr.
HervC) Kerivin from LIMOS. The FLEXOPTIM project aims at developing
efficient off-line/on-line algorithms for the Routing and Spectrum
Assignment (RSA) problem on large-scale Spectrally Flexible Optical
Networks (SFONs) and at integrating them into a global Software-Defined
Networking (SDN) framework. This interdisciplinary project brings
together experts in mathematical optimization from LIMOS and experts in
optical-network architecture and control from the Institut Mines-Telecom
(IMT-Atlantique, formerly Telecom Bretagne) in Brest, France. An
explicit collaboration with Orange Labs is planned during the project.
The PhD research project involves investigating the combinatorial and
optimization aspects of the RSA problem, developing algorithms to solve
realistic large-size instances of such a problem, and playing an active
role in the assessment of the functionality and efficiency of the
devised methods on a dedicated Orange-Labs platform. The successful
applicant must have a strong background in applied mathematics and
computer science. We are seeking an exceptionally talented and motivated
student with a good knowledge in theoretical and experimental
mathematical optimization such as combinatorial optimization, polyhedral
combinatorics, decomposition methods for large-scale problems, and
optimization under uncertainty, as well as skills in C/C++ programming
language; some experience with optimization software such as Cplex and
Gurobi would be an asset. Given the field of application of the
research project, a genuine interest in networking is required.
PhD candidate will work in the Combinatorial and Continuous Optimization
team of LIMOS under the supervision of Dr. HervC) Kerivin. He/she will
also work closely with researchers from IMT-Atlantique where regular
meetings will be held. The successful applicant is expected to carry out
cutting-edge research, deliver presentations at international
conferences, and publish in top-tier journals and conference
proceedings. The PhD scholarship includes a competitive salary and
travel support. In addition, a teaching assistantship with extra payment
may be available. Throughout the three years, the PhD candidate will be
provided with specialized scientific and career development training
offered by the Doctoral School of Engineering Sciences at University
The earliest start date is November 01, 2017 but
the position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found.
Applicants must have earned a master's degree in Operations Research,
Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related fields by the start
date of the position. Besides the aforementioned scientific
requirements, the successful applicant must demonstrate a high level of
proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of French is not
required but would be an asset.
Review of applications will begin in early October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications received by October 15, 2017 will be given full
consideration. Applications must contain
* A cover letter,
* A curriculum vitae or resume,
* Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts,
* A 1-2 page research statement describing how the applicant's qualifications and research interests would fit the project,
* A copy of the applicant's master's thesis,
* Up to three publications if it applies,
* The names and contact information of academic references, one of which should be the applicant's master's thesis supervisor.
All application materials must be submitted in English to Dr. Hervé Kerivin at email@example.com with the subject line "FLEXOPTIM PhD scholarship (applicant's name)", preferably as a single PDF file. If the original academic transcripts are not in French or English, the translated transcripts must have the university's official stamp on them.
If you have further questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Hervé Kerivin at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "FLEXOPTIM PhD scholarship".
|University of Clermont Auvergne
08 Dec 2017
Postdoc and PhD positions in Algorithms and Optimisation
Applications are invited for postdoctoral research fellowships and for PhD scholarships in the Mathematics Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. The positions are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant “Scaling Methods for Discrete and Continuous Optimization” held by László Végh.
The project focuses on problems and methods on the interface between discrete and continuous optimization. A key goal is to further our understanding of strongly polynomial computability, including making progress towards finding a strongly polynomial algorithm for linear programming. Please see a brief summary of the project on the webpage http://personal.lse.ac.uk/veghl/scaleopt.html
The job advertisment for a postdoc position (officially called "research officer") is available at http://tiny.cc/scaleopt The length of the position is 1 year with possible extensions; the starting date is flexible. The closing date for applications is 8 December 2017 (23.59 UK time), strictly enforced.
Applications for PhD positions should be submitted via the LSE PhD application system. Please visit the departmental PhD application website at http://www.lse.ac.uk/maths/Degrees/PhD_and_MPhil.aspx for application guidance. The application deadline for PhD positions in this project is 28 February 2018, but late applications may also be considered.
For both postdoc and PhD positions, please contact László Végh at email@example.com before submitting your application. Informal enquiries are welcome.
|London School of Economics
08 Dec 2017
Tenure-track assistant professorship in Operational Research
The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University seeks
candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Operations Research,
preferably at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in September 2018.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Operations Research or a related
field at the time of appointment, a demonstrated potential for outstanding
research, and strong teaching skills.
The specialty of the candidate may be in the broad area of Optimization
with connections to Business Analytics and Machine Learning. The ideal
candidate will be able to contribute to the school’s analytical approach to
business education, and engage in cross-disciplinary research activities
within the Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon University.
Applicants should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, up to
three publications or working papers, research and teaching statements, and
three recommendation letters. Questions about the application can be
addressed to Mr. Philip Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-268-6212
To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by December
Application Procedure: Faculty applications and all supporting documents
must be submitted to: http://apply.interfolio.com/45280
|Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)
03 Dec 2017
PhD and Postoc positions in optimisation and analytics for sustainable energy
Apologies for possible cross-posting.
The research group OASYS (Optimization and Analytics for Sustainable EnergY
Systems) at the University of Málaga (Málaga, Spain) is currently looking
for talented and entrepreneurial candidates to fill a PhD position and a
postdoctoral position on the topic Advanced Analytics to Empower the Small
Flexible Prosumption of Electricity.
Both positions are linked to an Excellent Science project awarded by the
European Research Council through an ERC Starting Grant.
The PhD candidate must possess a master degree in computer science,
control/electrical engineering, applied mathematics and/or statistics,
engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given
to candidates with skills in statistical and mathematical modelling, big
data management techniques, optimization and software development. Knowledge
of data-handling and programming software (Python, R, Matlab, etc.) is an
advantage. Furthermore, good command of the English language (orally and in
writing) is clearly a plus.
The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to possess a PhD or equivalent,
preferably in operations research, control engineering, computer science,
mathematics, or statistics. Preference will be given to candidates with a
strong background in optimization theory and mathematical programming. The
ability to code and solve large-scale optimization problems using
programming languages like Python and optimization solvers like Cplex on
High-Performance Computing Facilities is clearly an advantage. Excellent
command of the English language, both orally and in writing is required.
The appointments involve a competitive salary, healthcare and social
Detailed information on the positions we are offering and on the application
procedure can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/jnmmgo/recruitment
Applications should be received no later than December 3, 2017.
I would appreciate it very much if you could spread the link to the
positions within your network.
|University of Malaga
01 Dec 2017
PhD position in Decomposition Approaches for Multiobjective Optimisation
A fully funded PhD position in Multiobjective Optimisation is available at the University of Auckland.
The PhD project will be part of the research project "Novel Decomposition Techniques for Multiobjective Optimisation". The successful candidate will work on the integration of decomposition techniques such as Dantzig-Wolfe and Bender's decomposition in multiobjective optimisation methods, and their potential applications. The PhD candidate will be working with Dr Andrea Raith (Engineering Science, University of Auckland), and Associate Professor Richard Lusby (Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark).
Scholarship: The upcoming scholarship will provide $27,500 per annum, and covers fees up to $7,500 per annum. The PhD candidate has the opportunity to visit Richard Lusby at Danish Technical University. The university also provides support that can be used towards conference travel and other research expenses.
For details on the application process, please refer to the project description on the University of Auckland findathesis page (project 10385334): https://www.findathesis.auckland.ac.nz/research-entry/10385334
Applications will be reviewed from 1 October 2017 until the position is filled.
Questions can be directed to Andrea Raith email@example.com
|University of Auckland
01 Dec 2017
Assistant professor position in combinatorics and optimisation
The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
(https://uwaterloo.ca/combinatorics-and-optimization/) at the University of
Waterloo (https://uwaterloo.ca/) invites applications for two tenure-track
faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full
Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that enhance the
research and teaching needs of the Department. Applicants should have
research interests in one of the following areas: Algebraic Combinatorics,
Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Discrete Optimization, and Graph
Theory. Emphasis will be given to candidates in the areas Continuous
Optimization and Cryptography.
A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are
required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program
of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate
in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The salary range for the position
is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be
considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of
appointment is July 1, 2018.
Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs
(https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/10660) site. Applications should
include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to
three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters
should be submitted.
Inquiries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Jochen Koenemann,
Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. Closing date for receipt of
applications is December 1, 2017.
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity
and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome
applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of
visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens
and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.
Three reasons to apply:
|University of Waterloo
01 Dec 2017
Senior Research Associate in multi-criteria decision support systems
The Operations and Systems Management group at University of Portsmouth is seeking to recruit a Senior Research Associate to work on the EU-funded CLIC project starting in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The focus of the work will be to design, develop and validate a multi-actor, multi-criteria decision support system able to identify cost-effective public participation rates in co-financing mechanisms for cultural heritage.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Operations Research or Public finance or Geographical spatial development or any related area. It is required to have some knowledge of designing computerised implementation of decision support algorithms. Some European foreign travel is required.
Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Alessio Ishizaka (Alessio.Ishizaka@port.ac.uk)
|University of Portsmouth
30 Nov 2017
Postdoc and Resear positions in optimisation
The Algorithms group in Microsoft Research—Redmond invites applications for
1. a postdoctoral researcher position, broadly in the area of Algorithms,
including coding theory, optimization, and algorithmic game
theory/economics. The position can be for either 1 or 2 years. Anticipated
start date: July 1, 2017.
2. A researcher position (all levels), broadly in the area of Algorithms,
with special consideration being given to candidates in optimization and
related areas (online algorithms, resource allocation, scheduling, routing,
graph cuts, network design, etc.).
Microsoft Research offers a special opportunity to work at the cutting edge
of algorithms research, as well as have impact on the next generation of
computing technology. We strongly encourage candidates excited by this
unique proposition to apply.
Please apply online at https://careers.research.microsoft.com/ and also
have the materials (including letters) emailed to email@example.com.
Mention either Nikhil Devanur or Sergey Yekhanin as the MSR contact.
To ensure that they receive full consideration, please send all the
application materials, including letters, on or before November 30, 2017.
30 Nov 2017
PhD Position in Integrated Optimization of International Transportation Networks
For complete information see the linked pdf file. A brief fummary from the file follows:
Transportation networks have an increasing share of border-crossing services. The conditions
to implement such services are often different in neighbouring countries. For resource planning,
this may make it necessary to change between resources at the border. In the case of railway
networks, for example, this might apply to different electricity systems which require a change
of locomotive, different track gauges which require suitable wagons, or labour agreements as
well as different technical skills which might require staff changes. The challenge is to provide
decision makers with suggestions on how to find optimal resource allocations to deal with these
differing regulations in the best possible way. Ideally, it is also possible to make suggestions
for additional investments into more flexible resources, such as locomotives that are suited for
different electricity systems or training of employees.
The PhD candidate shall develop mixed-integer optimization models for the above problem setting
of an optimal resource allocation and investment for border-crossing transport services, focussing
on a suitably chosen subset of resources to plan. The optimization models should form a hier-
archy in the sense that they represent the given problem in different levels of detail, for example
with respect to the planning horizon (strategic, tactical or operational view), or with respect to time
and space resolution. This enables the development of solution algorithms based on adaptive re-
finement or suitable decomposition approaches based on Benders decomposition, for example.
The mathematical work on these models will then focus on structural analysis, for example iden-
tifying combinatorial subproblems or drawing upon graph theory and polyhedral analysis. Data
uncertainties, for example in demand forecasts or in the form of delays, might require robust or
stochastic model extensions. The PhD candidate will spend secondments for technical and sci-
entific training at DB Cargo Polska in Zabrze, Poland. The PhD degree will be awarded by FAU
|University of Erlangen