Friday, November 13, 2009

[DMANET] Two year postdoctoral research position at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles

*** Sorry for cross-postings ***

A two-year research position is available in the group "Graphs and
Mathematical Optimization" of the Computer Science Department of
Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium.

The project, due to start in December, is an industrial collaboration
with Advanced Information Systems ( aiming at
developing parallel algorithms for solving large planning and
scheduling problems.

The objectives of the project are to:

* Improve the speed and quality of the optimization algorithms in the
field of advanced planning and scheduling.

* Develop the parallelization of heuristic methods such as simulated
annealing, tabu search, and genetic algorithms in the field of
resource allocation, scheduling and cutting plan optimization.

* Define the best programming paradigm to design, develop and maintain
optimization techniques with a high but controllable level of

* Develop insight and methods for the tuning of concurrent search

* Develop methods to detect parallelization opportunities in existing
search algorithms.

We are looking for a researcher holding a PhD in mathematics, computer
science or operations research, or with a significant research
experience related to the project. A good knowledge in one or more of
the fields of parallelization techniques, local search heuristics and
constraints programming is required.

The position is subject to the acceptance of the candidate by Advanced
Information Systems.

For more information about our group, please visit

To apply or for more information about the position, please contact
Bernard Fortz (
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