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15 Jan 2017 PhD Positions in Operations Management and Decision Science

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The ESSEC Business School of Paris is looking for top applicants for our PhD program, for the Operations Management & Decision Science (OMDS) track.

Students interested in conducting academic research in OMDS fields are encouraged to apply.

For further details concerning the application, please visit:

The application deadline is January 15th.

ESSEC Business School France Go Academia
15 Jan 2017 PhD position in SAT solving

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The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a PhD position in computer science focused on SAT solving.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is the leading technical university in Sweden. The Theoretical Computer Science Group at KTH ( offers a strong research environment spanning a wide range of research topics such as complexity theory and approximation algorithms, computer and network security, cryptography, formal methods and natural language processing. We have one of Europe's most prominent groups in algorithms and complexity theory, and the research conducted here has attracted numerous international awards and grants in recent years.

The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this research group revolve around the themes of efficient algorithms for satisfiability in propositional logic (SAT solving) and lower bounds on the efficiency of methods for reasoning about SAT (proof complexity). On the practical side, one problem of interest is to gain a better understanding of, and improve, the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers --- in particular, solvers using conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL). We are even more interested in exploring new techniques that hold out the theoretical possibility of exponential improvements over CDCL, but seem hard to implement efficiently in practice, e.g., algebraic methods such as Groebner bases or geometric methods such as pseudo-Boolean solving (basically 0/1 integer linear programming).

The research project is financed by a Breakthrough Research Grant from the Swedish Research Council and a Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Research Council. A more detailed description of the project can be found at The group currently consists of two postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students (in addition to the PI). There are also several other professors, postdocs, and PhD students in the TCS Group working on other aspects of algorithms and computational complexity, and so this is a unique opportunity to explore new connections between theoretical and practical areas of computer science within a vibrant and growing research environment.

This is a four-year full-time employed position, but PhD positions usually (though not necessarily) include 20% teaching, in which case they are prolonged for one more year. The successful candidate is expected to start at the latest in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable. The position is fully funded and comes with a competitive salary.

The application deadline is January 15, 2017. See for the full announcement with more information and instructions how to apply. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to .

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden Go Academia
15 Jan 2017 Tenure-track assistant professor position

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Several positions as tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor are available at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University ( starting summer, 2017.

The department has research groups within "Algorithms and Data Structures", "Data-Intensive Systems", "Cryptography and Security", "Mathematical Computer Science", "Logic and Semantics", "Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction", "Computer-Mediated Activity", "Use, Design and Innovation", and "Programming Languages". Moreover, we wish to build competencies within Machine Learning and Systems Security.

Applicants within the areas of "Data-Intensive systems", "Algorithms and Data Structures", "Machine Learning", and "Systems Security" are of special interest, but applicants within other research areas are also very welcome.

The application deadline is January 15th, 2017.

Aarhus University Denmark Go Academia
15 Jan 2017 Phd and Postdoc positions in Combinatorial Optimisation

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Two Phd and/or Postdoc positions in combinatorial optimization are available in the group of Prof. Nicole Megow at the University of Bremen in the department of mathematics and computer science. The group's research focus is on combinatorial optimization, efficient algorithms, approximation algorithms, scheduling, network design and algorithms, optimization under uncertainty such as online, stochastic, and robust optimization, and their application in practice.

Candidates should have an excellent academic degree in mathematics, theoretical computer science or a related area, and must have good knowledge in combinatorial optimization and algorithm theory. A background in some of the other above-mentioned topics is desirable. Good communication skills and solid English writing skills are necessary. In addition, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, passionate about his/her work, and have good ability to work both independently as well as in a team.

Both positions are full-time positions, involve teaching, and they are paid according to the Federal German Payment scale TV-L 13.

Applications will be reviewed starting from January 15, 2017, until the position is filled. The envisioned starting date is as soon as possible but may be negotiable.

Please send your application (including cover/motivation letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names and contact information of at least two references) to the address below. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged (please attach relevant documents as *a single pdf*).

Prof. Nicole Megow
Universität Bremen
FB 3: Mathematik/Informatik
Bibliothekstr. 1, MZH
28359 Bremen

Bremen University Germany Go Academia
13 Jan 2017 Two pre-doc positions in Big Data and Smart Cities

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Titolo del progetto di ricerca in italiano
“Studio e sviluppo di soluzioni per la gestione ed analisi big data: social media e smart city”
Scadenza per la presentazione della domanda: 13 Gennaio 2017
Data della selezione a Firenze o via Skype: 19 Gennaio 2017
Modello e modalità di presentazione della domanda:

Title of the research activity in English
“STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUTIONS FOR BIG DATA management and analysis: social media and SMART CITY”.
Deadline for application: 13 January 2017
Selection date in Florence or via Skype: 19 January 2017
Application form and modalities:

Descrizione sintetica in italiano
L’assegno di ricerca, tema di questo bando, ha come obiettivo la modellazione e lo sviluppo di soluzioni distribuite per l’elaborazione dati in ambito social media e smart city, con soluzioni big data Lo studio sarà orientato allo sviluppo di soluzioni su architetture distribuite e parallele, data mining, semantic computing, e per l’acquisizione di dati da social media, e georeferenziati da sorgenti multiple verso soluzioni linked open data per knowledge base, sistemi esperti e di sentiment, early warning. Le tecnologie che si andranno a sviluppare saranno di data mining, intelligenza artificiale, machine learning, etc. Il lavoro si svolge nel contesto dei progetti Sii-Mobility, RESOLUTE e REPLICATE descritti in seguito, e può dare accesso al dottorato di ricerca triennale, oppure essere una assegno post doc per i candidati che hanno già il dottorato.
I progetti Sii-Mobility Smart City nazionale , ed i progetti REPLICATE H2020 e RESOLUTE H2020 della commissione Europea sono progetti rispettivamente a livello nazionale ed Europeo. In questi progetti sono coinvolti decine di partner industriali e istituzionali / governativi: comuni, città, etc., e molti centri di ricerca. Sii-Mobility, RESOLUTE e REPLICATE si focalizzano sulla modellazione e sviluppo di soluzioni Smart City, di resilienza e social media che si fondano sul modello Km4City sviluppato dal laboratorio DISIT ( ) and on Twitter Vigilance. Sii-Mobility ha maggiore accento sugli aspetti di mobilità, identificazione dei percorsi, produzione di raccomandazioni personalizzate, geometrie dinamiche delle ZTL, modelli dinamici ed adattivi di pagamento, etc., mentre RESOLUTE sugli aspetti di resilienza e valutazione del rischio, REPLICATE sugli aspetti di integrazione fra IOT, energia, mobilità, che possono produrre soluzioni smart nel consumo di energia, nella misurazione dello stato della città e come servizi di mobilità integrata.
L’assegnista si troverà ad avere compiti specifici che potrà sviluppare in modo autonomo e al contempo ad essere inserito nel team di DISIT lab, e potrà pertanto trarre subito vantaggio da una situazione già lanciata e con dati reali, e le soluzioni potranno essere utilizzate nel contesto delle sperimentazioni del DISIT lab per lo sviluppo della Smart City di Firenze.

DURATA: 2 anni
Importo annuale: € 23.473,51 (lordo percipiente € 19.367,00)
o Laurea ai sensi del Vecchio Ordinamento in (i) INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA, (ii) FISICA O MATEMATICA, (iii) SCIENZA DELL’INFORMAZIONE.

Description in English
The research grant contract described in this competition announcement is aimed at modeling and developing distributed solutions for data processing in the field of social media, smart city and big data. The research will be focused on developing solutions on distributed and parallel architectures, data mining, semantic computing, and acquisition of social media and geo-referenced data from multiple sources towards linked open data solutions for knowledgebase, expert systems, sentiment analysis e early warning. The technologies to be developed will be grounded on data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc. The framework of the research is linked to the projects Sii-Mobility, RESOLUTE H2020 and REPLICATE H2020 described below, and can grant access to the three-year PhD or could be a post-doc grant contract for candidates who have already obtained a PhD.
SII-Mobility (national Smart City, RESOLUTE H2020 and H2020 REPLICATE projects of the European Commission are research projects at both National and European level respectively. In these projects, there are many industry partners and institutional / governmental entities: municipalities, cities, etc., and many research centers.
Sii-Mobility, RESOLUTE and Replicate focus on the modeling and development of Social Media analysis and Smart City solutions which are based on the Km4City model developed by DISIT laboratory ( and on Twitter Vigilance.
SII-Mobility has stressed more the mobility aspects, route identification, production of customized recommendations, dynamic geometry of ZTL, dynamic and adaptive models of payment, etc., while RESOLTUE H2020 is focused on risk and resilience of critical infrastructures, REPLICATE is more focused on integration aspects among IOT, energy, mobility, integration aspects which can produce smart solutions in energy consumption, a more positive measurement of the state of the city and could also work as integrated mobility services.
The grant researcher will have specific tasks and he will be able to develop them in an independent way; but at the same time he will be part of the DISIT lab team, and he will therefore immediately take advantage of an already tested situation, with real data, while solutions may be exploited in the context of DISIT lab testing, for the development of Florence, Smart City.

grant per year: € 23.473,51 (after taxes € 19.367,00)

Degree in computer science, or master or specialization degrees in: ( i) Computer Science, or (ii) statistics or mathematics, or (iii) information science, or equivalent degrees

University of Florence Italy Go Academia
12 Jan 2017 Postdoc in Portfolio Optimisation

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The University of Edinburgh's School of Mathematics is seeking a Postdoc in Portfolio Optimization. A sound background in combinatorial and discrete optimization would also be desirable.

Applications are invited for an 18 month postdoctoral position in the areas of mathematical finance and optimization with a particular focus on probabilistic and optimization methods used in portfolio theory. The position will be based at the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh. There is a possibility of an extension for a further 18 months.

We look for candidates with a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Optimization, Operations Research, or any related field with a strong track record evidenced by publications in top quality journals.

The successful candidate will join a team of four mathematicians:
Sergio García Quiles, Jacek Gondzio, Joerg Kalcsics and Sotirios Sabanis who bridge between the Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization and the Probability group.

The project is funded by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account and Standard Life Investments and initially will involve research in portfolio construction approaches to optimal diversification.
The project is a step towards a strategic partnership between Edinburgh University and Standard Life Investments (SLI) focused on quantitative portfolio and investment research. There will be opportunities to interact with SLI in order to enhance understanding of practical research implications and aid further career development.

The position should be taken up in March 2017 or soon after.
The starting salary will be in the range of £32,004 - £38,183, depending on experience.
Please include a CV and research statement with your application and arrange for two referees to send letters of recommendation to by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is 5pm GMT on 12 January 2017.

Informal enquiries:
Prof Gondzio: +44 131 650 8574, Dr Sabanis: +44 131 650 5084,

University of Edinburgh United Kingdom Go Academia
10 Jan 2017 PhD positions in O.R.

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Kent Business School (KBS) at the University of Kent, UK, has several PhD scholarships on offer for September 2017 entry. The Management Science group at KBS invites applications in the following areas:

1) Logistics and supply chains (e.g., location, routing, location/routing)
2) Environmental management
3) Disaster management, humanitarian logistics and critical infrastructure protection
4) Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
5) Production planning and inventory control
6) Soft OR (e.g., problem structuring and strategic thinking)
7) Process improvements and sustainability

For information about the KBS Management Science group and its research activities, please visit the group’s web page​:

Kind Regards
Maria Paola Scaparra

University of Kent United Kingdom Go Academia
09 Jan 2017 PhD positions in operational research, discrete mathematics, and analytics

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PhD positions in Mathematics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Department of Mathematics at LSE has openings for PhD students, including in the areas of Discrete Mathematics, Operations Research and Analytics, and Game Theory. We are seeking exceptionally talented and motivated students with a strong mathematical background and interest in combinatorics and random structures, mathematical foundations of operations research, discrete optimisation, algorithms, mathematical and algorithmic game theory, and related areas.

For further information about the PhD programme, application procedures, and faculty please see

Applicants will automatically be considered for funding covering fees and paying GBP 18,000/year (currently about EUR 21,000 or USD 22,000) for up to 4 years. The award of these scholarships is competitive, based on academic performance (typically in an MSc or equivalent) and suitability of the proposed research. Application deadlines for funding are 9 January and 26 April 2017; we strongly encourage submission by the earlier deadline.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the following department faculty members to discuss their qualifications and research interests before submitting a formal application:
Discrete Mathematics: Prof Graham Brightwell
Operations Research: Prof Gregory Sorkin
Game Theory: Prof Bernhard von Stengel

London School of Economics United Kingdom Go Academia
02 Jan 2017 Postdoc position in Container Terminal Optimisation

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Postdoc in Container Terminal Optimization
The Department of Management Engineering invites applications for a position as Postdoc in Operations Research with a focus on Container Terminal Optimizaiton.
The Department is looking for a flexible and enthusiastic candidate, who is willing to be a part of a pilot research project on how operation research techniques can be used to boost collaboration between container carriers and container terminals. We are interested in optimizing the ship handling operations by exploiting synergies between the container vessel stowage plan and the scheduling of the cranes in a container terminal. The project is to be run in collaboration with APM Terminals in Aarhus, which will be providing data and details about the current planning practices.
The postdoc appointment is of the total of 1 year from the starting date. Being a pilot project, the candidate will also have the possibility of participating on the writing of the next funding application, and eventually on the execution of the defined project.

Responsibilities and tasks
The applicant will be responsible of the development of optimisation models and/or algorithms for the ship loading problem. An integrated container to transport vehicle assignment and scheduling problem.
There will be possibilities to contribute with lectures to the teaching within the area.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. A good knowledge of operations research techniques including: mathematical modelling, heuristics, metaheuristics and matheuristics. The applicant should also be able to program in an efficient programming language such as Java or C++.
The research team has a Linux server available for performing computational experiments, thus knowledge of the Linux environment would be a plus but not a requirement.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Dario Pacino, tel.: +45 4525 1512, email
You can read more about DTU Management Engineering on

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 2 January 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open and follow the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
- Application (cover letter)
- CV
- Diploma (MSc/PhD)
- List of publications
- Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Management Engineering actively researches in the development of management tool and optimization of processes by utilizing and re-thinking engineering driven methods, models and perspectives. It has a staff of 300 including around 70 doctoral students. The Department has close collaboration across a number of sectors including Danish and international partners from industry and public authorities as well as leading international universities.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

Danish Technical University Denmark Go Academia
01 Jan 2017 Postdoc position in discrete optimisation

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The "Discrete Optimization Group" at EPFL, Switzerland invites applications for a Postdoc position.

The research interests of the group are in integer programming, combinatorial optimization, computational and discrete geometry, and approximation algorithms.

The appointment is for 12 months. The earliest possible start date is April 2017, and the latest possible start date is end of June 2017. The salary will be 7,000 Swiss Francs (currently $6,900) per month. The position can be renewed by one year.

The Postdoc position comes with teaching obligations. This either means that the prospective holder of the position serves as a teaching assistant or teaches one 2h-course per semester at the doctoral level.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research plan, names of three references with their e-mail addresses, and intended period of stay) should be sent to Jocelyne Blanc (

Electronic applications are welcome and should consist of one single PDF-file. We will start evaluating applications January 1, 2017, and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Go Academia
01 Jan 2017 Junior Faculty tenure-track position in Operations Research

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The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Operations Research at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in September 2017. 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.

Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

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 or 412-268-6212.

To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by January 1, 2017.

Faculty applications and all supporting documents must be submitted to:

Carnegie Mellon University United States Go Academia
01 Jan 2017 Postdoc position in Probability and Combinatorics

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham (UK) in probability, combinatorics, and algorithms funded by an EPSRC project (PI: Will Perkins) “New approaches to Gibbs measures at the interface of probability and computational complexity.”

This post is available for a period of one year, with a starting date between 1 May 2017 and 1 October 2017.

The successful candidate will join the Combinatorics, Probability, and Algorithms group in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham. The profile and research interests of this group may be found at:

Applicants should have a PhD in mathematics awarded or submitted at the time of taking up the position, a strong record of research and publications, and familiarity with (some of) probability theory, combinatorics, computational complexity, optimisation, or statistical physics.

Informal enquiries about the position, the research programme, or applications are very welcome and should be directed to Will Perkins (

The closing date is 1 January 2017. To download the details and submit an electronic application online, visit and search current vacancies using job # 56284.

University of Birmingham United Kingdom Go Academia
01 Jan 2017 Postdoc positions in algorithms and complexity

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Max Plank Institute for Informatics seeks several postdocs for the Algorithms and Complexity Department directed by Kurt Mehlhorn.

We are looking for applicants from all areas of algorithmics, including related areas like computer algebra, complexity theory, and discrete optimization. We are also seeking researchers interested in distributed computing and computational geometry.

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics is located on the campus of Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany. Currently, more than 40 researchers of several nationalities work in the Algorithms and Complexity Department. Our working language is English. The group collaborates with several major research institutions in Europe and the U.S. and has high international visibility. There is generous travel support available for all group members. Postdoctoral fellowships are available for one or two years through the Guest Program of our institute. Guest researchers are free in their choice of research topics and collaborators.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and expressly welcomes these to apply.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the percentage of women in the areas where they are underrepresented and expressly encourages these to apply.

Applications are to be submitted via our web form at by uploading a single PDF-file containing
* a curriculum vitae,
* a complete list of publications, and
* a research plan (1 page suffices).

The submission server is online now, and applications are reviewed as they are received. We encourage you to apply early; however, all applications
that are submitted by January 1st, 2017, will receive full consideration.

Max Planck Institute for Informatics Germany Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 PhD positions in network analysis

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The University of Edinburgh has multiple open PhD positions to start in 2017. The application deadlines vary from end of November to end of January across various schemes.

Students interested in one or more of the following topics:
* Analysis of large networks, such as social networks, road networks, computer networks and related data
* Sensor networks and mobile computing
* Geometry, topology and geospatial information processing
* Algorithms and data mining
are invited to apply.


The school of Informatics at Edinburgh is ranked as the top in research in UK, and has diverse academic staff spanning many areas.

University of Edinburgh Scotland Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 Research Intern

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Research Intern in Florence, Italy

Our interns at Fleetmatics are part of the team, involved from the start in the solution of challenging and exciting real world problems. An internship with us is a unique opportunity to challenge your technical skills and grow as a research professional. A strong technical background is expected with solid programming skills.

Basic Qualifications:
* Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree or recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in computer science or equivalent education.
* Solid computer science fundamentals (Algorithms and Data Structures).
* Familiar with Unix/Linux environments.
* Ability to read advanced scientific papers and extract the main ideas.
* Fluent in English.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Research experience in the field of Computer Science, Data Analytics or Operations Research.
* Programming experience with C, C++, Java or relevant programming languages.

Interested in applying? – Visit today and send your CV to

Fleetmatics Italy Go Industry
31 Dec 2016 Postdoc position at Caregie Mellon and UPitt

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Applications are invited for a postdoc position in algorithms within the groups
headed by Anupam Gupta at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Kirk Pruhs
at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). An ideal applicant would have some background
in approximation algorithms, online algorithms, and/or algorithms for resource
management. The postdoc would conduct research in these areas, with a particular
emphasis on applications involving resource management in new information technologies,
in close collaboration with professors Gupta and Pruhs, and students in their groups.

The postdoc would have an appointment and a desk/office within both the Computer
Science departments at CMU and Pitt. The postdoc would split his/her time between
these two offices. The CMU and Pitt campuses abut, and it is about a 10 minute
walk between the computer science departmental buildings.

The duration of the position is between 10 to 12 months. The earliest possible start date is
January 2017, and the latest possible start date is the start of the 2017 - 2018 academic year.
The salary will be $3956.33 per month. The position is not renewable.

Pittsburgh has won many awards as the most livable city in the USA
and last year Zagats' ranked Pittsburgh as the top food city in the USA
Pittsburgh combines the advantages of a big city with a relatively low cost of living
The universities are near the center of the city, and are (by US standards) well connected to the rest
of the city by mass transit.

Questions and/or application materials should be emailed to
Anupam Gupta at and Kirk Pruhs at
with a subject heading of "Postdoc Application".
The application material should include
(1) a short cover letter describing the applicant's interest in the position,
(2) a CV that includes a list of publications,
(3) a short research summary, and
(4) the names and contact information of at least three references.
We will start evaluating applications some time soon after October 1,
and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburg United States Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 PhD position in Operational Research

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Fully funded Ph.D. positions in Operations Research are available starting now in the department of Civil Engineering at École de technologie supérieure in Montréal ( You will work under the supervision of prof. Fausto Errico. Fausto Errico is also member of CIRRELT ( and GERAD (, two worldwide renowned research centers in Operations Research, also located in Montréal. Opportunities for co-supervisions with other members of these two centers are possible and welcome.

Montréal ( is a vibrating, dynamic metropolis located in the province of Quebec, Canada. It hosts 5 major universities and it is often rated among the top cities worldwide for its quality of life.

Several research topics are available. The main application fields are: 1) Planning of innovative transit systems, 2) Electric vehicles and related stochastic and dynamic routing problems and 3) Management of hydropower generation. Generally speaking, the above applications require the solution of hard combinatorial problems featuring stochastic and dynamic aspects.

As a Ph.D. candidate you are expected to carry out top-level research to develop efficient solution algorithms for hard combinatorial problems. Methods include: decomposition strategies for large mathematical programs such as column generation, Benders decomposition, Lagrangean relaxation; implicit enumeration schemes, such as branch-and-cut and branch-and-price; two-stage and multi-stage stochastic programming; stochastic and approximate dynamic programming.

You hold a master’s degree in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields. You must have a strong background in the above-mentioned solution methods. You must demonstrate advanced skills in C/C++ programming languages and you are at ease with mathematical programming solvers (CPLEX, Gurobi, etc).

If interested, please send your application to Fausto Errico ( Applications should contain the following material in a single PDF file: 1. A one-page cover letter explaining your motivations to pursue a Ph.D. in Operations Research in Montréal and indicating your preferred start date 2. A one-page document explaining your research interests and how they fit in the above-mentioned research themes 3. Your up-to-date, complete Curriculum Vitae 4. The copy of your master’s thesis 5. Transcripts from bachelor’s and master’s degrees 6. A copy of your publications, if it applies 7. The names and contact details of one or two academic referees, one of which should be your master’s thesis supervisor

You can apply in English, French, Spanish or Italian. However, you must be fluent in English. Knowledge of French is desirable, but not necessary. Reviewing of applications will start immediately.
Applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Ecole de Technologie Superieur in Montreal Canada Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 Faculty position in Industrial Engineering

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The Department of Industrial Engineering at MEF University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at all ranks to start in Spring 2017. The candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Management Sciences or in a closely related field.

Candidates should demonstrate potential for outstanding research and the promise of excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of funded research in his or her area of expertise. Faculty duties include research, teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising undergraduate and graduate students. The department welcomes candidates who preferably have background and interests in one or more of the following areas: data analytics, manufacturing, supply chain management, simulation, stochastic processes, and health care.

MEF University is a private non-profit foundation university in Istanbul, Turkey, established in 2012. The university aims to become a cutting-edge research university with world-class scholars and educators. The language of education is English and the teaching method employed is primarily the “Flipped Classroom” model, where classes enable an active learning environment and develop systems-thinking and problem solving skills in the students. The prospective faculty members are expected to implement the Flipped Classroom pedagogy.

More information about the department and the university can be found at

Curriculum vitae should be submitted alongside a teaching statement, a research statement, and names and contact information of three references to the recruitment chair, Prof. Erhan Erkut ( Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

MEF University Turkey Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 PhD and Postdoc positions in computational mixed-integer linear programming

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PostDoc and PhD positions available at Zuse Institute Berlin

The research group Mathematical Optimization Methods at Zuse Institute Berlin is currently looking for outstanding candidates to fill two open positions:

WA 28/16: a PhD track research position (100% TV-L E13) on the topic of high-precision mixed-integer programming over the rational numbers, see
WA 29/16: a PostDoc researcher position (100% TV-L E14) with self-defined research agenda in the context of computational mixed-integer linear programming, see

Our group holds longstanding expertise in the design and implementation of mathematical optimization solvers and you will be part of the research team around the SCIP Optimization Suite (

We expect creativity and a high degree of team spirit and commitment to problem solving. We offer a friendly working atmosphere, excellent equipment, and a challenging professional environment. Due to our involvement in major regional cooperative projects, such as the Einstein Center for Mathematics (ECMath), the Matheon Research Center, the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) or the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC), we have close ties to universities and research institutes in the region. We offer scientists in all career stages opportunities for further qualification and strongly support research on top level with international visibility.

We are committed to an active onboarding process to facilitate new members with all the tools and the knowledge they need for success in our institute and their career. We provide a family-friendly work environment through flexible working hours and meeting times and the opportunity for part-time working arrangements.

The starting date is from March 1, 2017, and can be negotiated. For more details, please consult the official job postings.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the positions.

Best regards,
Ambros Gleixner

Zuse Institute Berlin Germany Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 Research Grant in Combinatorial Optimisation

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It is opened a pre-selection of candidates for an Annual Research Grant at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, prof. Mauro Dell’Amico.
The candidate will work on research topics in COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION, with special emphasis on routing and packing.
After the first year a renewal of the grant or a position as PhD student is available.

The research is partially supported by an European Project and involves design and coding of optimization algorithms and proper USER INTERFACES.

A good background in operations research is required, well assessed coding experience in C++ is required, knowledge of SQL, PHP, Javascript, Google Apis are preferential elements.

Interested people can send a full cv at

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Italy Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 Postdoc position in linear, non-linear, combinatorial optimisation

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University Paris 13 is offering a postdoctoral position in integer programming. The candidate will join the research team AOC of LIPN for working on one or more of the following topics: linear and non-linear mathematical optimization, decomposition methods and combinatorial optimization.
The position is open starting from now until the position is fulfilled for 1 year to international candidates.

Successful candidates will hold a PhD in Operations Research or Mathematical Programming,

The candidate will join the Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization (AOC) research team (
Key words: combinatorial optimization, discrete applied mathematics, mathematical programming.

Roberto Wolfler Calvo, Lucas Létocart, Emiliano Traversi

Université Paris 13

Université Paris 13 France Go Academia
31 Dec 2016 PhD position in Distributed and Dynamic Graph Algorithms and Complexity

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Applications are invited for PhD positions in the group of Danupon Nanongkai at the Theoretical Computer Science department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. We are looking for people who want to work on one or more aspects of the project "Distributed and Dynamic Graph Algorithms and Complexity", supported by the ERC starting grant.

Candidates who have strong interests in exploring the impact of the following techniques in the fields of distributed and dynamic graph algorithms are especially desired: (i) algebraic techniques (e.g. fast algorithms for matrix multiplication and computing ranks), (ii) spectral techniques (e.g. fast algorithms for computing maximum flow, sparsest cut, and tree embedding), and (iii) communication complexity.

For more information and how to apply, please visit

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden Go Academia
20 Dec 2016 Pre-doc or Post-doc Research Assistant

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1-year research assistantship on the topic "Metodi e modelli per la logistica distributiva del farmaco: soluzioni centralizzate e distribuite". Renewable for further 6 months.

University of Florence Italy Go Academia
20 Dec 2016 Junior Research Fellowship in Algorithms and Complexity

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The Algorithms and Complexity Group at Durham University ( invites postdoctoral researchers to apply for Durham International Junior Research Fellowships to spend 2 years doing research in our group. More information about JRF, including eligibility criteria, can be found here:

Note that eligibility criteria include
(a) "Applicants will normally hold a doctorate and have significant post-doctoral research experience, or its equivalent in a commercial or industrial environment. Exceptional candidates without post-doctoral experience will also be considered." and
(b) "Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 1 July 2017. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account."

Interested parties should contact Head of Group Prof. Iain Stewart (, or any staff member ( with relevant research interests, to discuss the application.

Durham University England Go Academia
16 Dec 2016 Research fellowship in combinatorics

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A postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in “A graph theoretical approach for combinatorial designs” at the University of Birmingham (UK), funded by an EPSRC project (PI: Allan Lo). This post is available for a period of one year, with a starting date between 1 May 2017 and 1 October 2017.

The successful candidate will join the Combinatorics Group in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham. The profile and research interests of this group may be found at:

Applicants should have a PhD in mathematics awarded or submitted at the time of taking up the position, a strong record of research and publications, and familiarity with extremal and probabilistic combinatorics.

Informal enquiries about applications are very welcome and should be directed to Allan Lo (s.a.lo at Further details of the post, together with information on application procedures, can be found via:

The closing date for applications is 16 December 2017, and the position reference is 56232.

University of Birmingham England Go Academia