31 Jul 2018
Optimisation and Decision Support Consultant
We seek a high performing Consultant to work in our Optimisation and Decision Support Practice which delivers consulting and implementation services to our customers globally. The selected candidate will be working with some of the largest oil & gas companies in the world helping them improve their decision processes through designing and implementing optimisation algorithms, providing advanced decision support and implementing KPI based planning methods.
. Facilitating and leading workshops with clients, with the purpose of analysing and gathering user requirements and documenting business processes
. Analysis of business requirements and present findings concisely.
. Model decision processes and value chains
. Performing opportunity mapping, gap analysis, identify risks, identify dependencies and recommendations for process improvement
. Integration of domain-specific optimisation models across the oil and gas value chain
. Keen interest in taking decision making and algorithm performance to the next level.
. Self-driven, ambitious and willing to take ownership of projects/tasks
. Desire to learn and adapt new skills, tools and technologies
. Willing to work in a highly complex environment
. Able to cooperate with business stakeholders at multiple levels of an organization
. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English
. Ability to work in multi-cultural set up and in distributed teams
. Ability to start with minimum information and proactively gain knowledge
. Solid understanding of the upstream Oil & Gas value chain
. Master’s degree or higher within Operations Research, Cybernetics, Algorithm design or similar
. Experience from business consulting, optimisation consulting, advanced analytics consulting or similar is preferable
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to Jorgen.Rakke@tieto.com
At Tieto we are a team of professionals spread across many countries who are working on the frontline of a wide range of industries. We inspire, we engage and we deliver. We have global capabilities and a strong presence where our clients need it – in the Nordics or via local delivery centres across the globe.
Are you looking for a career with a company that both challenges and cares? Welcome to Tieto. We are committed to developing enterprises and society through information technology. We believe in openness, independent thinking, and in giving our people the freedom to be their exceptional selves. We are the largest Nordic IT services company providing full lifecycle services for both private and public sectors. Our work puts us at the frontline of a wide range of industries.
We offer you the chance to make a difference and be part of the forefront of emerging businesses and technology, exchanging ideas with the best professionals. You will cooperate with colleagues in an international and evolving working environment, and increase your knowledge in a variety of areas.
We offer you a challenging position with great opportunities for professional growth. With us you will have the opportunity to directly influence your career development. If you have a good idea, people will listen to you. We believe that trust fosters freedom and creativity. Our culture is built on transparency and active sharing – a truly open environment.
Interested? We look forward to receiving your application and the opportunity to discuss with you!
30 Jun 2018
Research Scientist in Constraint Programming and Optimisation
UTRCI seeks candidates with Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Optimization expertise to work as part of multidisciplinary teams on developing and inserting advanced reasoning capabilities into a range of UTC technologies, with direct impact on the capabilities of our products, satisfaction of our customers and the competitive advantage of our business units.
Besides technical excellence, the ideal candidate will be passionate about improving the lives of our customers through innovative products, will work well as part of international teams, will be extremely well-organized and would have excellent communication skills.
(More in the link)
30 Jun 2018
Operational Research Scientist
Amazon is looking for a motivated individual with strong analytical skills and practical experience to join our Modeling and Optimization (MOP) team. We are hiring specialists at all levels into our scientific team with expertise in network and combinatorial optimization, algorithms, data structures, statistics, and/or machine learning.
Amazon.com is a multi-billion dollar company that is growing rapidly. Because we are driven by faster delivery to customers, a more efficient supply chain network, and lower cost of operations, our main focus is to utilize available data in the development of analytical modeling and visualization tools. As part of the MOP Routing Science team, your main focus will be on developing and improving to our last-mile experience, with emphasis on algorithmic and analytical work.
You will also play an integral role in the network planning, modeling, and analysis that will improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of global fulfillment operations. You will identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce variable costs by improving the transportation network topology, inventory placement, transportation operations and scheduling, fulfillment center processes, and the execution to operational plans. You will also improve the efficiency of capital investment by helping plan the location and deployment of fixed assets. Finally, you will help create the metrics to quantify improvements to the fulfillment costs (e.g., transportation and labor costs) resulting from the application of these optimization models and tools.
|Amazon (Palo Alto, California offices)
04 Jun 2018
Research Fellowship in Operational Research (Packing and Scheduling)
The main research subject is the methodology supporting the PRIN project “Scheduling cuts”. The main reference models are: cutting stock, bin packing, integer and 0-1 knapsack, lot-sizing, location, stable set, time-indexed formulations. Other relevant model frameworks are bilevel programming and robust optimization. Integer linear programming (ILP) is the methodology commonly referred at in order to solve cutting/packing problems (C&P). Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition (DW) is another reference method that can be referred to in the project, depending on application. Typical C&P pricing problems arising in DW decomposition are in the form of d-dimensional integer/0-1 Knapsack (rectangles) or nesting (irregular shapes). Depending on problem size/complexity, these problems are either solved by exact algorithms or by heuristics. Price-and-branch and branch-and-priceare the main frameworks in which ILP is implemented.
|University of L'Aquila
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
11 May 2018
Two year fellowship on research project Advanced Cosmetic Manufacturing (AD-COM)
Fellowship for collaboration to research activities in the conntext of Industry 4.0. The project AD-COM aims at addressing several logistic and supply chain problems in the context of cosmetic manufacturing
|University of Milano
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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: email@example.com
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.
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
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 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
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 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
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 email@example.com 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your application. Informal enquiries are welcome.
|London School of Economics
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