Friday, December 18, 2009

Ph D position in Barcelona

Ph D Position at UPC in Discrete/Combinatorial/Computational Geometry

At the Department of Applied Mathematics II of Universitat Politecnica
de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, there will very soon be an opening
for a PhD student in the aforementioned topics as part of a project
entitled "Discrete geometry: problems on combinatorics and computation",
funded by the Spanish "Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion" (MICINN)
inside the program for young researchers FPI2010.

The MICINN call has not been launched yet, but it should happen by the
end of December, with an application deadline about 20 days later. The
outcome is expected to be known in about 6 months, and the position be
started by September
2010 (with some flexibility), for a period of 4 years.

Candidates should have finished their degree when the grant starts and
have a good background in mathematics and/or computer science, ideally
being strong in discrete mathematics.

The research subject can range among a variety of topics:

(a) Dr. Julian Pfeifle offers several PhD projects in discrete geometry,
ranging from specific questions in (lattice) polytope theory to
connections with neighboring areas in geometry, graph theory and
combinatorics. More details are available on request.

(b) Dr. Carlos Seara offers to supervise ...

Interested candidates are strongly advised to contact their potential
supervisors now.

(c) Other members of the group might consider a Ph D supervision but
should be contacted before submitting any applications. Some information
on the group can be found at

More details about the similar call last year can be found in the web of
the Ministry (the information is in Spanish):
FPI 2009
BOE 2009-01-05