Thursday, August 5, 2010

[DMANET] Open PhD / postdoc position at TU Berlin

Open research position at TU Berlin

The Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms Group at TU Berlin
( invites applications for a research
position in the project "Scalable methods for the optimization of survivable
IP networks" within the BMBF joint research project "ROBUKOM - Robust
communication networks".

The position is a fixed-term full-time research position to be filled from
October 1, 2010 until March 31, 2013. Payment will be according to the
regulations for research employees at the TU Berlin (currently BAT IIa).

We are looking for a PhD student or postdoc who is or wishes to specialize
in discrete optimization. The successful candidate will participate in the
development and the implementation of mathematical models and algorithms to
solve large-scale optimization problems arising in the planning of
telecommunication networks. He or she will collaborate with 15+ researchers
in our group, interested in areas such as computational integer programming,
network flows, scheduling, online and robust optimization, graph theory, and
their application in practice.

Candidates must hold a Diploma, Master's, or equivalent degree in
mathematics or computer science and have very good knowledge in discrete
optimization, in particular in integer programming, combinatorial
optimization, and graph algorithms. The possibility to work towards a
doctoral degree will be given. Good command of C++ or an equivalent
programming language is required. Knowledge in telecommunication network
modeling and optimization would be appreciated.

Please address your application (including a cover and motivation letter, a
cv, copies of diplomas etc., addresses of references, and further
appropriate documentation) with the job reference number FO-315 to

President of TU Berlin
Inst. of Mathematics
Prof. Dr. Bley, Sekr. MA 5-2
Strasse des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin

and send it, preferably by email as a single pdf file, to Andreas Bley (see

The closing date for applications is September 2, 2010.

For further information, please contact

Andreas Bley
Fak. II, Institute of Mathematics, Sekr. MA 5-2
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin, Germany

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