Tuesday, March 12, 2013

[DMANET] PhD position at Clemson University (combinatorial scientific computing, network analysis, optimization)

We are looking for an outstanding candidate for a Ph.D. position in the
School of Computing at Clemson University (USA), starting summer or fall
2013. The candidate will be a part of discrete algorithms team. The
candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Ilya Safro on
combinatorial scientific computing, network analysis, and large-scale
optimization. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to collaborate
with the research team of BMW on a variety of machine learning and data
mining problems. Some projects will include collaboration with national

Both M.Sc. and B.Sc. students will be considered.

The ideal candidate should have a solid background in
- theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics, algorithms
- numerical methods (in particular, in algebra)
- programming in C/C++

Some (academic or industrial) experience in the following areas will be
considered as an important advantage (not mandatory)
- machine learning/data mining
- HPC and parallel programming/MPI/OpenMP/Hadoop
- optimization
- probability
- mathematical modeling
- graph/network libraries (such as Boost Graph Library, LEDA, and NetworkX)
- scientific computing libraries

Please send your application as soon as possible to Ilya Safro at
isafro@clemson.edu. The application should include one pdf with
- cover letter or/and essay
- resume
- grades
- contact details of 2-3 references
- please indicate your availability to start in summer 2013
The subject line must include "PhD Application (CSC)".

The School of Computing has 42 faculty members, more than 400
undergraduate majors, and over 200 graduate students collectively across
its three divisions: Computer Science, Visual Computing, and
Human-Centered Computing. Clemson University is located in Clemson, South
Carolina, a small college town on beautiful Lake Hartwell at the foothills
of the Blue Ridge Mountains, conveniently situated within a 2hr drive from
both Atlanta and Charlotte. Clemson is the land grant university of South
Carolina and has an enrollment of approximately 20,000. U.S. News & World
Report has ranked Clemson in the Top 25 nationally among public
universities for the past four years, and Clemson ranks number 8 among
U.S. public universities in supercomputing.

Ilya Safro
School of Computing
Clemson Univeristy

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