Wednesday, December 18, 2013

[DMANET] Postdoc position in semidefinite programming at the University of São Paulo (REMINDER)

The deadline is approaching!

The Combinatorics and Optimization group at the Institute of
Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo invites
applications for a postdoc fellowship in the context of the project
"Optimization Methods for Extremal Geometry", which is a part of
FAPESP project 13/03447-6 "Combinatorial structures, optimization, and
algorithms in theoretical Computer Science".

While the main direction of the project lies in applications of
optimization techniques, namely combinatorial optimization methods and
semidefinite programming, to geometrical problems (like the sphere
packing problem, or the kissing number problem), previous experience
in these areas is not required. We will be looking instead at the
depth of the applicant's research and his/her proficiency in applying
optimization methods and in areas such as harmonic analysis,
functional analysis, discrete geometry, and combinatorics. Familiarity
with semidefinite programming is however an asset. No teaching is

The salary is BRL 5,908.80/month, tax-free. For those living outside
of São Paulo, the flight will be reimbursed, and a further salary is
given for moving costs. There is also an allowance of BRL 10,634.40
per year for travel and other costs related to the project. The
fellowship is granted for a period of 12 months, which can be extended
for a further 12 months based on performance.

The start date is February 1st, 2014 (negotiable).

Deadline for application: January 5th, 2014.

Applications should consist of (1) a Curriculum Vitae including a
publications list; (2) a research statement (max. 5 pages) detailing
past research and including future research directions; (3) names and
emails of 3 references. The application should be sent AS A SINGLE PDF

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to


Fernando Mário de Oliveira Filho
Instituto de Matemática e Estatística
Universidade de São Paulo

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