Sunday, June 29, 2014

[DMANET] PhD student position in automatic algorithm configuration at IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

The IRIDIA laboratory of Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) has one
open PhD position for research on the automatic design and
configuration of heuristic and/or exact algorithms for computationally
hard optimization problems.

Candidates should have an excellent background in computer science
and/or operations research; more particular, a solid formation in
algorithms, optimization, machine learning, statistics as well as
excellent programming skills are required. Very good communication and
writing skills in English are expected. The candidate will work under
the supervision of Dr. Thomas Stuetzle.

IRIDIA is the computational intelligence laboratory of Université
Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. IRIDIA is a
multi-disciplinary laboratory with active research lines on swarm
intelligence, heuristic optimization, and swarm robotics; it is also
very international with researchers of more than 10 different
nationalities and English as working language.

The appointment can be for a maximum of four years (with annual
evaluation) with a net monthly fellowship of more than 1750

To apply to this position, please send

- a cover letter with a motivation why you want to pursue a PhD
- a detailed CV
- academic transcripts and grades
- a statement of research interests
- a copy of bachelor and master thesis as well as any other scientific
- 3 references and their e-mail addresses.

Please send the application material in a single pdf file to as soon as possible (a first cut-off date after
which candidatures will be examined is July 15); however, we continue
reviewing applications until the position is filled.


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