HAMBURG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TUHH)
The Institute of Algorithms and Complexity at TUHH: Hamburg University
of Technology (www.algo.tuhh.de <https://tuhh.de>) in Hamburg, Germany
offers an exciting opportunity to work in a PhD program at the forefront
of algorithms and computer sciences.
The position is within sharing.city.college, the Hamburg Graduate School
for Data-Driven Smart Cities
(https://ahoi.digital/sharing-city-college/). The successful candidate
will work with other talented graduates with strong computing background
on pursuing a doctoral project which focuses on studying or designing
data-centered participatory smart cities, including smart city
infrastructures, systems, and services.
The focus is on algorithms/algorithmic game theory and offers the chance
to develop new algorithmic approaches to the future of energy trading,
and the smart grid. The new algorithms will build on advanced methods
from game theory, combinatorial optimization, mathematical programming,
(mixed-)integer programming, approximation algorithms and
The position is fully-paid and offered with an employment contract for 3
years. It comes with social security and generous travel money. We
provide close supervision and support by a panel of established
professors and scientists. Transferable skills and career development
are an integral part of the program.
The position is within the Institute for Algorithms and Complexity
(www.algo.tuhh.de <https://www.algo.tuhh.de>), whose research covers a
broad spectrum of algorithmic research; this includes big data
algorithms, foundations of data science, combinatorial optimization,
approximation and parameterized algorithms, and applications in
operations research and discrete mathematics. The institute hosts
several international researchers, so English is used on a daily basis
as a working language.
The institute is located in the newly built Hamburg Innovation Port
which is located right at the Harburg harbour with great views of the
harbour and Hamburg's famous opera house (Elbphilharmonie). Several
other institutes of the TU Hamburg are located in the area, as well as
DASHH - Data Science in Hamburg, the Helmholtz Graduate School for the
Structure of Matter, and the German Air and Space Research Center (DLR).
They are all located in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which is
Germany's second largest city, home to a population of about 1.8 million
people. It is a famous city of entertainment, trade and commerce, with
several universities and much research in algorithms.
TU Hamburg offers several attractive benefits, including subsidized
public transport for the Hamburg metropolitan area, a sports centre on
campus, family-friendly working hours, healthy campus initiatives, and more.
An excellent Master degree in Computer Science, (Applied) Mathematics,
Operations Research, Engineering or related field is required. Affinity
with optimization, algorithms, complexity theory, or discrete
mathematics is preferred. The salary of the position is determined
according to level TV-L E-13 of the German public sector. The exact
amount of salary depends on experience, family circumstances, tax
classification and other factors. Travel funding is available, for
attending conferences and workshops, and visiting other researchers.
Interested individuals should apply using the official application
portal of the vacancy:
Applications should be submitted in English. Applications received by 17
February 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should
include a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, names and a detailed
list of university courses with grades. If the candidate wishes, he or
she may provide contact information of one or two letter writters who
are acquainted with the applicant's previous academic activity. Any
questions regarding the position should be directed to Matthias Mnich
Hamburg University of Technology regards diversity as an integral part
of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and
accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from
women, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities,
and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
In Hamburg, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and
collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse
* Contributions to be spread via DMANET are submitted to
* Replies to a message carried on DMANET should NOT be
* addressed to DMANET but to the original sender. The
* original sender, however, is invited to prepare an
* update of the replies received and to communicate it
* via DMANET.
* DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND ALGORITHMS NETWORK (DMANET)