Friday, November 30, 2012

[DMANET] PhD Positions in Discrete Optimization at MPI for Informatics

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, is accepting
applications for

PhD Positions

to build up the research group "Discrete Optimization," headed by Andreas
Karrenbauer beginning in January 2013. The group will be supported by the Max
Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication ( and
closely integrated with the Algorithms and Complexity Department (Prof. Dr.
Kurt Mehlhorn).

The successful candidates will conduct research in one or more of the
following areas:
* Discrete Optimization Theory
* Discrete Optimization in Image Processing
* Applied and Industrial Discrete Optimization
* Algorithm Engineering

The positions are available from January 2013, for a duration of 2 years, with
the possibility for an extension.

Candidates must hold an excellent Diploma / Master's degree in mathematics,
computer science or a related area, and must have a very good knowledge of
discrete / combinatorial optimization and algorithm theory. Good programming
skills (C++) are mandatory (except for candidates with an outstanding
theoretical background).

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas
where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to

The Max Planck Society is further committed to employing more handicapped
individuals and particularly encourages these to apply.

Applicants should send by e-mail an application package containing a cover and
motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas, a summary of their
Diploma/Master's thesis (max. 2 pages in English or German), and the names and
e-mail addresses of two references (including thesis advisor) by December
15th, 2012, as a single pdf file attachment to Dr. Andreas Karrenbauer

Applications received by the above date will receive full consideration;
however, the search will remain open until all positions are filled.

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