Friday, August 29, 2014

[DMANET] PhD/project position at TU Chemnitz in Discrete and, Algorithmic Mathematics

At the Department of Mathematics of Technische Universitaet Chemnitz a
PhD position is available in the Algorithmic and Discrete Mathematics
group in the project

"Operational Train Timetabling for Energy Efficient Schedules"

within the joint BMBF-project "Energy Efficient Mobility" (E-Motion)
starting as soon as possible (from 01.10.2014 onwards, the project
ends on 31.03.2016) at the level

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
(75%, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

The position is subject to the usual regulations according to Saxonian
law. The official German announcement is available on

Applicants should have completed their studies at least at master level
in a program with strong mathematical background in convex and discrete
optimization and have strong programming skills in C++ or comparable.

The project focuses on the scientific development, investigation and
algorithmic implementation of mathematical models for energy efficient
train timetabling. Starting point are time discretized network models of
train rides decoupled by Langrangian relaxation. The project aims at
exploring possibilities for dynamic discretization techniques and for
reducing energetic peak loads. The topic is intended for advancing the
scientific qualification of the applicant towards a PhD or beyond.

Applications should refer to the official announcement and should be
directed electronically or by standard mail before 12.09.2014 (but
applications will be considered as long as the position is still free) to

Prof. Dr. Christoph Helmberg
Technische Universitaet Chemnitz
Fakultaet fuer Mathematik
Reichenhainer Str. 39/41
09126 Chemnitz

Phone: 0371 531 34122
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