Wednesday, March 23, 2016

[DMANET] PhD position in computational geometry at Utrecht University

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University
currently has a vacancy for one PhD student in the Virtual Worlds group,
starting in September 2016.


The candidate will study the interplay of three key challenges (location
uncertainty, unpredictable motion, and real-time computation) in
computational geometry, under the guidance of dr. Maarten Löffler. The
advance of modern location-aware technology challenges the traditional
model of computation used in the rich computational geometry literature.
In recent years, significant but isolated efforts have been made to adapt
and transfer traditional results to this new setting. The candidate will
advance the underlying theory and collect and organise these efforts to
identify common ground. Relevant prior work includes:

The candidate is expected to:

* complete and defend a PhD thesis within the nominal time-frame of four
* regularly present intermediate research results at our internal
colloquium and at international workshops and conferences;
* collaborate with other researchers both locally and internationally;
* assist in teaching activities.


The ideal candidate has a keen interest and strong background in
theoretical computer science or discrete mathematics as evidenced by a
Masters degree or equivalent, and should have excellent academic
qualifications as well as good communication and collaboration skills. The
candidate preferably has experience in computational or combinatorial
geometry. Candidates with other relevant backgrounds will be considered.

Candidates without a Masters degree have until August 31st 2016 to
complete the final exam. Candidates are expected to be in the upper
segment of their class with respect to academic credentials and must show
interest in an academic career, including both research and
teaching/supervision activities. The purpose of the position is research
training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.


An appointment as assistent in opleiding (see overview).
Salary max € 2779 (level AIO, CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten, for a
fulltime job); the candidate is offered a full-time position for four
years, starting in September 2016 (starting time can be flexible).
Salary starts at € 2,174 and increases to € 2,779 gross per month
in the fourth year of the appointment. The salary is supplemented with a
holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition
we offer a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave, flexible
employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour
Agreement Dutch Universities. The research group will provide the
candidate with necessary support on all aspects of the project.


For more information, please contact Maarten Löffler (

To apply, please visit the following website:

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