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14 Feb 2020 18-month postdoctoral position - Shuttle on demand

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18-month postdoctoral position - Shuttle on demand Partners: IFSTTAR, SNCF
Location: IFSTTAR, Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Expected start: At the earliest
Salary: Between 32 000 and 35 000 Euro year gross salary
The research is part of the SNCF work towards the development of new mobility services complementary to conventional rail transport. It takes as a starting point the Autonomous Shuttle project between Nantes and Carquefou (France). It also addresses certain aspects of more generic configurations.
Design and testing of an optimization algorithm for the real-time planning of a dedicated on-demand passenger transport service.
Problem definition
The problem is to plan the shuttle service operating on a dedicated line for passenger transport.
In rush hour, the shuttle service is planned in a periodic manner. This rush hour service defines the sizing of the fleet.
In off-peak hours, the service is on demand: the user connects to the system (through terminals or a smartphone application, for example) and requests a service specifying: the departure and arrival stops, the desired departure time and the number of passengers. This request can be made in real time or in advance. Based on a request to be satisfied, a forecast of available requests, the validated service plan and the current position of the shuttles, the algorithm decides which shuttle satisfies the demand of each user and in which order. If suitable, the shuttles can be organized in convoys. The main constraints to be taken into account are: the maximum travel time; the maximum waiting time; the charge level of shuttle batteries (if electric); the location and recharge time of shuttles (if electric); the constraints of the shift of the drivers or operators (if non autonomous shuttles).
The infrastructure is dedicated and has a simple structure. Several turning points may be available, as well as several garage areas. In the case of electric shuttles, the location of the charging stations is given. Different criteria are critical for evaluating the system performance. In particular, the waiting time of the user, the travel time, and the shuttle utilization. The algorithm considers either one of these criteria or a weighed sum of two or three.
In addition to real-time service planning, the algorithm can be used offline to perform scenario analysis, for example to evaluate the performance of an autonomous shuttle system versus driver-operated shuttles.
Contact person:
Pierre Hosteins, tel. : +33 (0),58, e-mail : Paola Pellegrini, tel. : +33 (0), e-mail :
Application procedure, by February 14th:
Via email:
- detailed CV (education, work experience, internships, research projects carried out, publications)
- copy of the most relevant publications
- motivation letter explaining how the candidate's CV fits the position requirements and indicating the possible links of the publications chosen with the job description
- one or more recommendation letters

IFSTTAR, Villeneuve-d'Ascq France Go Industry
14 Feb 2020 12 Month post-doc position in rail traffic optimization

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12 Month post-doc position in rail traffic optimization
This position is part of the ELSAT 2020 project: “Ecomobility, Logistics, Security and Adaptability in Transport.” It is funded by the French government, the French “Hauts de France” Region and the European Regional Development Fund. In particular, the post-doc will be involved in the project COMPRAIL “Techniques and tools for rail competitiveness” of the fourth Strategic Objective “Design and performances of vehicle functions”.
The post-doc will focus on the design and development of optimization modules for rail traffic management. These modules will be integrated in a closed-loop simulation environment for testing and assessing the rail system. The research will focus on both theoretical and methodological aspects, to allow the emergence of new solution approaches. These approaches will have to be effective for the solution of difficult and (very) large instances of hard combinatorial problems.
Applicants must have a PhD in operations research, computer science, software engineering, applied mathematics or equivalent. They must be willing to integrate to the research activities of the team of the COSYS-ESTAS laboratory by providing original ideas, participating to international conferences and producing high quality scientific papers. Good knowledge of C++ and fluency in spoken and written English are essential requirements.
Logistic details:
- Location: Lille-Villeneuve d'Ascq (France)
- Type of Contract: Temporary, 12 months
- Job start date: As soon as possible, not later than July 1st, 2020. - Salary: between 32 000 and 35 000 euro year gross salary
Contact persons:
Joaquin Rodriguez, tel. : +33 (0), e-mail : Paola Pellegrini, tel. : +33 (0), e-mail :
Application procedure, by February 14th:
Via email:
- detailed CV (education, work experience, internships, research projects carried out, publications) - copy of the most relevant publications
- motivation letter explaining how the candidate's CV fits the position requirements and indicating the possible links of the publications chosen with the job description
- one or more recommendation letters

Lille-Villeneuve d'Ascq France Go Industry
01 Feb 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in informatics – optimization

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At the Department of Informatics there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within the research field of informatics – optimization. The position is for a fixed term of 4 years.

About the department

Digitization of businesses, industry, public administration, and education makes informatics play an increasingly important role in the development of the society. Research and education in informatics are crucial for the digital transformation of the society to succeed. The Department of informatics contributes to this through seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Due to the central role informatics plays in society, the department is in rapid growth, in the number of students, research directions, and employees. We have today about 700 students, more than 50 PhD candidates, and 150 employees, among which 35 are faculty. We recently founded the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of our research and education activities.

About the project/work tasks:

All employees of the department are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. The working environment for this position will be the optimization research group. The optimization research group conducts research and teaching, in a wide variety of theoretical issues and innovative applications of Operations Research (OR), analytics, and data science. For this position, we are looking for an excellent scientist, who has experience in mathematical modelling as well as in developing (meta) heuristics to solve complex combinatorial optimization problems (e.g. in logistics, transportation or energy industries).

The optimization group is growing, and the successful applicant is expected to assist in the development of the group. She/he is also expected to be actively involved in dissemination of scientific results, recruitment of PhD and master students, research seminars, and other activites of importance to the group. The new postdoctoral researcher will be in contact with companies and other research institutes. A substantial part of her/his work will be in close collaboration with other researchers and PhD students, and will involve supervision of master students across a set of research projects. It is expected that in the research work, real-world optimization problems will be analyzed and solved, and that new scientific achievements are reported regularly. Publication of the findings in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences are deliverables of crucial importance.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within in informatics (computer science), mathematics, industrial engineering or a related field. PhD-students may apply if the defence of their PhD-thesis is planned to be completed by 31.05.2020. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
Research experience, both in mathematical modelling and in applying (meta)heuristics and exact solution methods, is a requirement. Past research must be documented in terms of a promising record of publications.
Ability to model and solve complex combinatorial optimization problems is a requirement (e.g. in logistics, transportation, or energy industries).
Experience in industry based projects is an advantage.
Ability to teach OR-related courses at the Master and Bachelor levels is a requirement.
Good programming skills (preferably in C++ or Java) will be an advantage.
Applicants must be able to work both independently and within a team, and to play a key role in the group’s outreach activities (e.g. dissemination, student recruitment, research seminars).
It is an advantage if the applicants have a pro-active, extravert personality: taking initiative and a pragmatic attitude.
Applicants must have strong communication skills, and an excellent command of written and spoken English.
About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of 4 years with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. 25% of the working time will be devoted to activities related to teaching, outreach and communication at the Department of informatics.

Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, the candidate will, together with an appointed mentor, submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a progress plan. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.”

We can offer:

A good and professionally challenging working environment
Salary at pay grade 60 - 65 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 532 300 – 583 900. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:

A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
A brief project description of the research questions that the applicant is interested in working on with some indications of possible ways to attack these questions.
The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted, or planned date for defence of PhD-thesis
Relevant certificates/references
List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge by 01.02.2020

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

For further details about the position, please contact:

Professor Dag Haugland or

Associate Professor Ahmad Hemmati.

For HR related matters, please contact Lene Sørheim

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

University of Bergen Norway Go Academia
31 Jan 2020 Operations Research Developer

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M.A.I.O.R. (MAIOR) è stata fondata nel 1989 e negli anni l’azienda è cresciuta e si è evoluta fino a diventare market leader in Italia per i sistemi di pianificazione dei servizi di trasporto pubblico locale; le aziende di trasporto delle più grandi città italiane usano le nostre soluzioni.
MAIOR progetta e sviluppa soluzioni software basate sui più recenti risultati della ricerca operativa per aiutare le agenzie e gli operatori dei servizi di trasporto pubblico locale, le compagnie aree ed i gestori del traffico aereo ad ottimizzare la pianificazione e la gestione delle risorse aziendali. La nostra storia inizia nei primi anni '70 all'interno del gruppo di Ricerca Operativa dell'Università di Pisa.
Nel 2017 MAIOR entra a far parte di Clever Devices, azienda americana leader nei sistemi ITS (Intelligent Transportation System). Oggi MAIOR è una realtà di oltre cento professionisti che condividono la stessa passione per la tecnologia, la ricerca ed il trasporto pubblico; collaborare con MAIOR significa inserirsi in un contesto in cui la centralità e l'importanza delle Persone sono valori riconosciuti e condivisi.

La presente ricerca è orientata a rinforzare il team di ricerca operativa per il tempo necessario a fare fronte ad un picco di lavoro previsto fino a Luglio 2020, riguardante in particolare un progetto per l’ottimizzazione real time di corse, turni dei mezzi e turni del personale per un servizio di trasporto pubblico locale.
La persona selezionata avrà modo di lavorare nell’ambito della ricerca operativa toccando con mano vari aspetti, avendo modo di concretizzare quanto appreso didatticamente, collaborando a stretto contatto con i Ricercatori MAIOR, professionisti di grande esperienza.

Titolo di Studio: Laurea in discipline scientifiche con tesi o esami affini alla ricerca operativa
Esperienza lavorativa: da valutare
Mansioni previste: Analisi del problema di ottimizzazione del cliente e modellazione, condivisa con il team, di ipotesi di soluzione (analisi di fattibilità, prototipazione, raccolta, verifica e inserimento dati). Sviluppo del codice di produzione secondo la strategia concordata, supporto al test e collaudo di soluzioni.
Competenze richieste (obbligatorie): Conoscenza del dominio della ricerca operativa, buone capacità analitiche e buona conoscenza della lingua inglese. Conoscenza, almeno scolastica, dei principi della programmazione ad oggetti e di almeno un linguaggio tra Java e C++. Ottime capacità relazionali.
Competenze preferenziali: Conoscenze di basi dati. Esperienza pregressa in progetti di sviluppo C++ e nell’utilizzo di librerie/tool di ottimizzazione.
Inizio attività: Novembre/Dicembre 2019
Fine attività: Luglio 2020
Sede di lavoro: Lucca

E- mail:
La ricerca è rivolta a candidature di ambo i sessi (L.903/77).

M.A.I.O.R. srl, Lucca Italy Go Industry
24 Jan 2020 Postdoc position in Algorithms and Optimization

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Mathematics Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The position is 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 the important open question of finding a strongly polynomial algorithm for linear programming.

Areas of particular interest include: efficient algorithms for linear and convex programming, and the geometry of linear and convex programs; strongly polynomial computability; mean payoff games and tropical linear programming; polynomial-time exact and approximation algorithms for network optimization problems; market equilibrium computation.

Please see a brief summary of the project on the webpage

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of an extension. The starting date is flexible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to .

London School of Economics UK Go Academia
20 Jan 2020 2020/2021 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

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The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson
Research Center invites applications for its 2020/2021 Herman
Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in
mathematical and computer sciences. The fellowship provides scientists
of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as
resident department members at the Research Center. The Research
Center is located in Westchester County, less than an hour north of
New York City.

The department provides an atmosphere in which basic research is
combined with work on practical applications. Our permanent members,
academic visitors, and post-doctoral fellows pursue research in pure
and applied mathematics and in theoretical and exploratory computer
science. Areas of research include: algorithms, artificial
intelligence and machine learning, numerical analysis and scientific
computing, dynamical systems, inverse problems, optimization,
operations research, applied probability, and statistics. Close
interaction with permanent department members is expected and
encouraged, but fellows are free to pursue their own research

Up to two fellowships will be awarded. Candidates must have received a
Ph.D. degree after September 2015 or should expect to receive one
before the fellowship commences in the second half of 2020 (usually in
September). The fellowship has a period of one year, and may be
extended for another year by mutual agreement. The stipend is expected
to be at least $150,000.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

The deadline for application is January 20, 2020.

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Westchester County USA Go Academia
15 Jan 2020 Open PreDoc position

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Even if the announcement is only in German, English applications are more than welcome.

Die Universität Klagenfurt schreibt folgende Stelle zur Besetzung aus:

Universitätsassistentin / Universitätsassistent

an der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Institut für Produktions-, Energie- und Umweltmanagement, Abteilung für Produktionsmanagement und Logistik (Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Margaretha Gansterer) im Beschäftigungsausmaß von 100 % (40 Wochenstunden; Uni-KV: B 1; Das monatliche Mindestentgelt für diese Verwendung beträgt € 2.864,50 brutto (14 x jährlich) und kann sich durch die Anrechnung tätigkeitsspezifischer Vorerfahrungen auf max. € 3.396,-- brutto (B1 lit. a) erhöhen. Voraussichtlicher Beginn des auf vier Jahre befristeten Angestelltenverhältnisses ist der 1. März 2020.

Area of responsibility
Die selbstständige Forschung mit dem Ziel der Abfassung einer Dissertation im Bereich Betriebswirtschaftslehre und dem Schwerpunkt in Produktion, Logistik oder Supply Chain Management mit quantitativer Ausrichtung.
Mitarbeit in Forschungsprojekten (national und international)
Publikations- und Vortragstätigkeit (national und international)
Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen, Prüfungstätigkeit (Mitwirkung und Abhaltung) sowie Betreuung von Studierenden
Mitwirkung an Organisations- und Verwaltungsaufgaben und an Qualitätssicherungsmaßnahmen
Mitwirkung am Ausbau der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Kontakte des Institutes für Produktions-, Energie- und Umweltmanagement sowie in der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Abgeschlossenes Diplom- oder Masterstudium im Fach Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Operations Research oder einem fachnahen Gebieten an einer in- oder ausländischen Hochschule
Nachgewiesene Fachkenntnisse im Bereich Produktion, Logistik oder Supply Chain Management
Nachgewiesene Methodenkenntnisse der quantitativen, entscheidungsorientierten Betriebswirtschaftslehre insbesondere Optimierung, Simulation oder Business Analytics
Fließende Deutsch-, oder Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift (vergleichbar mit Sprachniveau C1)

Der Nachweis für die Erfüllung aller Voraussetzungen für die Einstellung muss bis spätestens 15. Jänner 2020 vorliegen.

Desired skills
Grunderfahrungen im universitären Lehr- und Forschungsbetrieb
Vorerfahrungen in der Anwendung von quantitativen Forschungsmethoden
Ausgewiesenes Interesse an Forschung im Bereich der Betriebswirtschaftslehre insbesondere im Bereich Produktion, Logistik oder Supply Chain Management, vorzugsweise ersichtlich aus ersten wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten
Internationale Erfahrungen (z.B. im Rahmen von Studium, Ausbildung, Berufstätigkeit oder Projektkooperationen)
Gute Software- bzw. Programmierkenntnisse
Soziale und kommunikative Kompetenz, Teamfähigkeit
Additional information
Diese Stelle dient der fachlichen und wissenschaftlichen Bildung von AbsolventInnen eines Master- bzw. Diplomstudiums mit dem Ziel des Abschlusses eines Doktorats-/Ph.D.-Studiums. Bewerbungen von Personen, die bereits über ein facheinschlägiges Doktorat bzw. einen facheinschlägigen Ph.D. verfügen, können daher nicht berücksichtigt werden.

Die Universität Klagenfurt legt im Rahmen ihrer Personalpolitik Wert auf Antidiskriminierung, Chancengleichheit und Diversität.

Menschen mit Behinderungen oder chronischen Erkrankungen, die die geforderten Qualifikationskriterien erfüllen, werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert.

Allgemeine Informationen finden BewerberInnen unter Als Ansprechpartnerin für Fragen zur Stellenausschreibung steht Frau Univ.-Prof. Dr. Margaretha Gansterer ( bzw. telefonisch unter +43 463 2700 4079) gerne zur Verfügung.

Bei Interesse bewerben Sie sich bis 15. Jänner 2020 mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Kopien der akademischen Abschlüsse, Auflistung der absolvierten Kurse, Nachweis einer selbstständig verfassten Arbeit (z.B. Bachelor- oder Masterarbeit) über den „Für diese Stelle bewerben“-Button am Ende dieser Ausschreibung.

Es besteht kein Anspruch auf Abgeltung von Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten, die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstehen.

University of Klagenfurt Germany Go Academia
15 Jan 2020 PhD positions

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The PhD program of ESSEC Business School has transformed its analytics
and management science concentration into "Operations & Data
Analytics", with one specialization to choose among:

1) Operations Management / Operations Research, or

2) Data Analytics (including statistics, big data, econometry andrisk

The Operations Management / Operations Research research cluster of
ESSEC hosts 9 professors and researchers. The Data Analytics
specialization is composed of 80% of statistics-related courses (and
well separated from the Operations specialization) with Professors of
the IDS Department.

Selected PhD students are automatically funded for 4 years, with a
stipend of 23000 € a year. PhD courses last for 1,5 year, however
research modules start as soon as year 1, with Professors teaching in
the program. In addition to the PhD Thesis, students will graduate with
an Advanced Master in Business Administration Research of ESSEC Business
School, and possibly a French Doctorat. The course program is 100% in

See PhD website:

ESSEC Business School is a leading global business school (ranked #4
worldwide for its Master in Management (Grande Ecole) Program by the
Financial Times).

*Deadlines for applying: January 15 (session 1); May 15 (session
2).*Beware: GMAT or GRE scores are required, together with TOEFL for
English. See details on the admission file in Admissions on the PhD
website. For any question, send an email to:

PhD students interested in Operations Research will have the opportunity
of developing their research projects with Professors:

Laurent Alfandari

Ivana Ljubic

Claudia Archetti

Potential topics for the research include (but are not restricted to):


-Optimization of routing problems for last-mile delivery services

-Optimization of supply

-Digital operations

-Sustainable operations

-Assortment problems in marketing

-Network design& telecoms

-Energy production and distribution planning

Methods and models:

-Integer Linear or Non-Linear Programming

-Decomposition methods (Benders decomposition, Branch-and-Price,

-Robust optimization

-Bi-level optimization

-Approximation and heuristic algorithms

ESSEC Business School, Paris France Go Academia
12 Jan 2020 PhD-Position in Mathematical Optimization

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PhD-Position in Mathematical Optimization, SFB/CRC 1410 "Hybrid
Societies", TU Chemnitz

Starting: March 1, 2020
Duration: 46 month (until Dezember 31,2023
Salary level: TV-L 13, 75%
Application closing date: January 12, 2020
Official Announcement:
Research Group: Algorithmic and Discrete Mathematics (Christoph Helmberg), Department of Mathematics

Research in the CRC 1410 Hybrid Societies pertains to the interaction
with Embodied Digital Technologies (EDTs) as artificial bodies moving in
real or virtual environments (
). Interdisciplinary research in the
CRC is guided by two leading questions to ultimately ensure smooth and
efficient encounters between humans and embodied technologies in hybrid
societies: What is required so that humans can coordinate with EDTs as
smoothly as with conspecifics? How to design EDTs to meet these
requirements? Cooperating researchers from psychology, engineering,
computer science, human movement science, linguistics and gesture
studies, sociology, law studies, physics, and mathematics scientifically
inquire the interaction of humans with EDTs from the level of single
actions up to the attribution of intentionality.

Within the project "Mathematical Methods to Extract Information from
High-dimensional Data" this position will focus on developing graph
partitioning approaches for locating metastable states within a Markov
model of time series transitions on a discretized state space. Jointly
with two further mathematical researchers who concentrate on
stochastic/statistical and on function approximation techniques, the
successful applicant will interact closely with other CRC members on
analyzing the time series data generated in experiments to explore the
possibilities of autonomous systems to recognize human intentions and
reactions. The mathematical research topic of this position will be new
semidefinite approaches for optimizing spectral graph parametes related
to graph partitioning.

Researchers in the CRC Hybrid Societies contribute to the CRC’s joint
research activities and actively participate, for instance, in research
colloquia, lecture series, and workshops. The doctoral position includes
the enrollment in the CRC's doctoral program.


* University degree (Master/Diploma or equivalent) in Mathematics,
Computer Science, or a similar background
* Basic knowledge of discrete and/or convex optimization will be of
* Experience with and a strong interest in programming (e,g, in C++)
is a plus
* Strong motivation for contributing to science in interdisciplinary
* Fluent in English (both written and spoken)

Application procedure:

Applicants should send their complete application documents including a
motivation letter (1 page) with a brief description of personal
qualifications and research interests, a tabular curriculum vitae,
copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts, a publication
list if applicable, and abstracts of Bachelor- and Master-/diploma
theses (1-2 pages) preferably as a single pdf-file via email (stating:
*“CRC1410_E01_admath”*) to helmberg at
. The closing date for
applications is *January 12th 2020*. Please, do not include links in
electronic applications. Please, send copies only. Original documents
will not be returned.

Chemnitz University of Technology
Faculty of Mathematics
Professorship of Algorithmic and Discrete Mathematics
Prof. Dr. Christoph Helmberg
09107 Chemnitz
helmberg at

TU Chemnitz Germany Go Academia
10 Jan 2020 PhD positions

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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, discrete 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 LSE funding covering
fees and paying GBP 18,000/year (approximately EUR 21,000 or USD
23,000) 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. The first (of
two) application deadline for funding is 10 January 2020; by this time
a complete application with references must have been submitted.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the following
department faculty members, well in advance of the deadline, to
discuss their qualifications and research interests before submitting
a formal application:

Discrete Mathematics: Prof Jozef Skokan
Operations Research: Dr Giacomo Zambelli
Game Theory: Prof Olivier Gossner

It is fine if you wish to write to several of us (and/or our
colleagues), but then please do so in a single email.

LSE, London UK Go Academia
05 Jan 2020 Tenure-track assistant Professor

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The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU), Denmark, seeks applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professorship within algorithms.

The Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU is headed by Professor Mikkel Thorup. The group is prolific at the topmost conferences like SODA, STOC, and FOCS, e.g., with 6 papers accepted for SODA’20. Adding to the excitement, we have the center Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) which also involves the IT University of Copenhagen. The aim is to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithmic thinking. While the focus of BARC is algorithms theory, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

University of Copenhagen Denmark Go Academia
31 Dec 2019 Assistant Professor in Optimization (tenure track)

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We are the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University, the Netherlands: an international community of ~50 researchers at various stages of their career, embedded in the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). Our department has nearly 30 years’ experience with research and teaching in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. To strengthen our team, we are looking for an assistant professor who will work on Optimization.

Maastricht University Netherlands Go Academia
31 Dec 2019 1 year postdoc at LIX and L2S

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We are looking for a candidate for a one-year non-renewable postdoctoral position over a joint DigiCosme-funded project between the Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Polytechnique (LIX) and the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systemes a Centrale-Supelec (L2S), both on the plateau de Saclay, France (a 1h commuter train ride from Paris).

The project is titled "SparseWars. Episode II: Parsimony Battles". The broad topic is compressed sensing. We want to find out whether (and how) random projections can help solve recovery problems faster, in the framework of basis pursuit and sparse coding.

An approximate estimation of the net monthly salary is 2200EUR/month. The
recruitment has to be finalized by 31st dec 2019.

All queries to be directed to leoliberti at
In order to apply, send a single PDF containing: (i) academic (long) CV with list of publications; (ii) motivation letter. Make sure you mention your academic website with downloadable publications in your CV/motivation letter.

Matthieu Kowalski, LS2
Leo Liberti, CNRS LIX

LIX Paris, France Go Academia
30 Dec 2019 Postdoc position in Robust Optimization

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Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position as part of a research project within the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Job Description:

The project aims to consider continuous/discrete optimization problems, particularly those arising in Machine Learning, under the framework of robust optimization, where the input data is given with some uncertainty. The goal is exploit the structure of these optimization problems in order to develop efficient algorithms for finding near-optimal solutions under the worst-case choice the input can assume from the uncertainty set. Experience with optimization software and programming languages such as C++, Python, Matlab, Gurobi is strongly recommended, as part of this project will focus on providing efficient implementations of the developed algorithms.

Required Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science, Operations Research, or equivalent
- Strong mathematical background in areas like continuous/discrete optimization and
- Solid programming skills (e.g. C++, Python, Matlab, Gurobi)
- Familiarity with Machine Learning algorithms is highly preferred.

The position will be for a duration of 1 year, starting as early as possible. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV by December 30th, 2019 to Khaled Elbassioni (

Khaled ElBassioni
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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20 Dec 2019 PhD/Postdoc position in Discrete Mathematics Research Assistant (75% TV-L 13) for 36 months

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A PhD or Postdoc position is available in the "Discrete Mathematics
Group" at TU Berlin, supported by the newly established DFG-NCN
project "Order and Geometry". This is a joint project between the
groups of Stefan Felsner in Berlin and the group of Piotr Micek in
Krakow. The research within the project ranges from coloring problems
to encodings mostly in relation to graphs and orders defined in a
geometric setting. For a more detailed description see

Candidates should have an excellent academic degree in mathematics,
computer science or a related area, and must have very good knowledge
in discrete mathematics. Communication skills and solid English
writing skills are expected. Special knowledge in combinatorial geometry or
combinatorics of partially ordered sets are desirable.

Besides its many cultural attractions, Berlin offers a strong
scientific landscape including three major universities, the MATH+
cluster promoted by the German Excellence Initiative, and the DFG
research training group "Facets of Complexity" these offer
opportunities for joint research and support for PhD students and
postdocs (e.g., meetings, lecture series, summer schools etc.).

Applicants should send their application as *a single pdf* file containing:
- cover and motivation letter
- curriculum vitae
- copies of diplomas
- summary of thesis (max. 2 pages)
- names and contact details of one or two referees (including thesis advisor)

by December 20, 2019

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20 Dec 2019 PhD position

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Funding is available for a PhD position at Rutgers Business School (Newark and New Brunswick) on the Ph.D. in Management Program, specializing in Operations Research, to start in September 2020. See for more details of the program.

The successful applicant will work with Thomas Lidbetter ( on the NSF funded project, Continuous Search and Patrolling on Networks (abstract given here: The project will use game theory, graph theory and other operations research techniques to study search and patrolling problems on networks.

Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, and will have completed an undergraduate and/or Master?s degree in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline before commencing the program.

Candidates should send an email with CV attached directly to Thomas Lidbetter at by December 20th 2019. Following an informal selection process, the successful applicant will be required to formally apply for a place on the program through Rutgers Business School by February 1st 2020.

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18 Dec 2019 Postdoc position in combinatorics

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Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow at the
Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick to work with Dr. Hong
Liu as part of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship project “Embeddings in
Sparse Graphs”.

Deadline for application: 18 Dec 2019.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years. The preferred starting date is
between 1 February to 1 October, 2020. The exact starting date is
negotiable. There is no teaching requirement. The annual salary starts at
Grade 6: £30,942. Additional funding is available for travel and other

The application should include the following documents: CV, list of
publications, research statement and 3 letters of recommendation. All
applicants should ensure that their 3 referees send their references by
email to Alison Glendinning (Departmental Secretary, Department of
Mathematics, University of Warwick) by email to

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15 Dec 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Packing Problems

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We are seeking candidates for a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship
position to work at the Institute of Computing, University of
Campinas, Unicamp, Campinas, SP, Brazil. This fellowship is part of a
Project, entitled ``Investigation of hard problems from the
algorithmic and structural standpoints'', funded by the São Paulo
Research Foundation (Fapesp).

Development of approximation algorithms and exact solution methods for
packing problems, mainly for two- and three-dimensional versions.
Obtain new or better approximation factors for variants or improved
models and algorithms for packing problems.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Operations
Research, Applied Mathematics or in a related field. The candidate
must have finished the Ph.D. less than seven years before the
beginning of the PD fellowship. The candidate should demonstrate a
solid background in the design and analysis of algorithms,
approximation algorithms, integer programming, heuristics, and
meta-heuristics. The candidate is expected to interact with other
members of the project, including masters and Ph.D. students and

The post-doctoral fellowship includes a monthly stipend of R$ 7.373,10
(about USD 1,750 and EUR 1,580), access to the health-care system of
Unicamp, and research contingency funds (15% of the annual value of
the fellowship, each year). For more details, check out Fapesp’s

How to Apply:
The candidate must send by email until December 15, 2019, the
following documents:

* Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and previous experience.
* A motivation letter for the application.
* Contact of an earlier supervisor that can give a recommendation.

All documents must be sent by email to Flávio K. Miyazawa at

More information
* Institute of Computing, Unicamp
* University of Campinas (Unicamp)
* The city of Campinas
Campinas, the most surprising city in Brazil

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15 Dec 2019 Ph.D. program in IEOR

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The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at
Columbia University invites applications to its PhD program.

Candidates with interest in the theory and/or practice of optimization will
have the opportunity to work with the IEOR faculty members
, whose
research interests go from discrete to continuous optimization, to
applications in finance, revenue management, healthcare, and machine
learning, among others. Graduates from the program have gone on to careers
in academia, research, and industry. The department provides academic and
funding support for its students.

The deadline for application is December, 15th.

See here for more information about
the program and here for
the application process.

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15 Dec 2019 PhD program

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The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison invites applications to its PhD program, due December 15.

PhD students in ISyE conduct research in methodological areas such as
mathematical optimization, operations research, data analytics, and human
factors engineering, and in applications such as healthcare, production and
transportation systems, under the guidance of our world-class faculty
members . Research and teaching
assistantships are available to support all PhD students in ISyE. There is
strong demand for our PhD graduates in academia, industry, and the public

More information about the department and the PhD program is available here

See here <
> for application instructions.

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05 Dec 2019 Senior Research Associate

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Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources (OR-MASTER) is a Programme Grant funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK (EPSRC) involving Lancaster University and University of Leicester. At Lancaster, OR-MASTER will be undertaken by the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL). Professor Konstantinos G. Zografos at Lancaster University is the Principal Investigator and overall Programme Director.Professors Kevin Glazebrook (Lancaster) and Edmund Burke (University of Leicester) are the two Programme Co-Investigators.

OR-MASTER will develop new mathematical models and algorithms for solving complex, large-scale airport resource allocation problems. To achieve our objectives we seek to recruit three world-leading post-doctoral researchers (x1 Senior Research Associate x1, x2 Research Associate) with ambition, potential and determination. The RAs may also have the opportunity to work in other projects undertaken by CENTRAL.

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05 Dec 2019 Research Associate (x 2 posts)

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Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources (OR-MASTER) is a Programme Grant funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK (EPSRC) involving Lancaster University and University of Leicester. At Lancaster, OR-MASTER will be undertaken by the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL). Professor Konstantinos G. Zografos at Lancaster University is the Principal Investigator and overall Programme Director.Professors Kevin Glazebrook (Lancaster) and Edmund Burke (University of Leicester) are the two Programme Co-Investigators.

OR-MASTER will develop new mathematical models and algorithms for solving complex, large-scale airport resource allocation problems. To achieve our objectives we seek to recruit three world-leading post-doctoral researchers (Research Associates) with ambition, potential and determination. The RAs may also have the opportunity to work in other projects undertaken by CENTRAL.

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02 Dec 2019 Research Fellow in Operational Research

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The University of Southampton is seeking a motivated candidate with experience in Operational Research to work as a Research Fellow on a research project with the National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), the owner of the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales. The Research Fellow will be a member of the Operational Research group within the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton, and of CORMSIS, the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems, one of the largest and strongest groups of Operational Research/Management Science researchers in the UK.

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21 Nov 2019 3-year post-doc positions in mathematics and optimization

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The School of Mathematics in the University of Edinburgh wishes
to appoint five WHITTAKER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS. We are seeking
outstanding candidates to enhance the current strengths of the School,
to connect existing areas of expertise within the School, or to pursue
connections with application areas. The fellowships are each
for three years and feature a 10% teaching duty.

The School intends to appoint at least one fellowship in each of its
themes: Optimization, Operational Research and Statistics (OORS);
Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM); Analysis and Probability (AP);
Structure & Symmetry (SS – featuring Algebra, Geometry, Mathematical
Physics, Topology). Applications that sit between or beyond these
themes or are based in Mathematical Sciences Education (MSE) are
also welcome.

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15 Nov 2019 Post-doctoral position in Computational Optimization and Applications

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position at Universidad Adolfo Ib??ez (Santiago, Chile) to work on the development of optimization methods for large-scale project management and applications in strategic mine planning. Applicants with strong computational skills and an interest in optimization and natural resource management are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have obtained their Ph.D. no earlier than 2014.

This two-year position has a broad research mandate, with possible focus areas ranging from the methodological (general decomposition methods, cutting-planes, constraint programming, or others), to more applied computational work in mining with our many industrial partners. Though no previous experience in scheduling or mining is required, post-holders will be expected to dominate these fields during the course of the position and be able to work both independently, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of optimizers, mining engineers, computer scientists, programmers, and others.

The position comes with the opportunity to develop a research or professional career in a high-impact industry, work with real data and ongoing mining projects throughout the world, develop large-scale optimization technologies in the cloud, and be part of an international network of research and industrial collaborators in the United States and Australia. Willingness to travel during the post-doc position is a plus.

The post is available from October 1st, 2019, or a mutually agreed date. Based in Santiago, Chile, at the Universidad Adolfo Ib??ez, Pe?alolen Campus, the position has a starting salary of USD $40,000 before taxes.

Please enclose with your application your CV, a research statement, and three references to which recommendation letters can be solicited.

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact Professors Eduardo Moreno or Marcos Goycoolea by email at and

Eduardo Moreno, Ph.D.
Professor - Research Director
Faculty of Engineering and Science
Universidad Adolfo Iba?ez

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