Wednesday, May 13, 2015

[DMANET] Postdoctoral Position - Decision Diagrams for Optimization


Joint-University Postdoctoral Position in Optimization at the

University of Toronto and the University of Connecticut


********** Project **********

The project will be on investigating computational techniques for solving
challenging discrete optimization problems using decision diagrams. This
topic fits into an increasing body of work on decision diagrams and
combines concepts from multiple optimization technologies, including
mathematical programming and constraint programming. The candidate is
expected to derive new theoretical insights and will be involved in the
design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms.

********** Qualifications **********

An excellent candidate will possesses the following skills, but
applications are broadly welcomed:

- Ph.D. in Optimization, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering,
Management Science, or a closely-related discipline

- Experience with implementing optimization algorithms in C++

- Experience with mathematical programming software (eg., CPLEX, Gurobi,

- Experience with constraint programming software (eg., CP Optimizer,
Gecode, etc.)

- Background in interdisciplinary research

- Excellent written and communication skills

********** Application **********

Interested individuals should submit (1) a one-page cover letter describing
interest in the position and background in the areas listed above (2) an
up-to-date CV (3) contact information for 2-3 professional references to
Andre Cire ( and David Bergman ( Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until a successful candidate is found, with an
anticipated start date of September 7, 2015.

Note: If you would like to meet with us regarding this position at CP-AI-OR
2015, MIP 2015, or CORS/INFORMS 2015 please be sure to submit your
application package before the start of the conference and indicate to us
that you will be attending the event.

********** Specifics **********

The position is a co-appointment between the University of Toronto and the
University of Connecticut, under the supervision of Dr. Andre Cire and Dr.
David Bergman. It is anticipated that the position will be based primarily
in Toronto, Canada with travel periodically between the universities. The
amount of time spent in each location will depend mostly on the
individual's preferences.

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