Tuesday, April 19, 2016

[DMANET] One Ph.D. position in Approximation Algorithms at IDSIA, University of Lugano, Switzerland

The Algorithms and Complexity Group of IDSIA, University of Lugano
(Switzerland), opens one Ph.D. position in the area of approximation
algorithms. The position is supported by the SNSF Grant "Approximation
Algorithms for Network Problems", that already supports another Ph.D.
student and one PostDoc.

The position is for 3 years, with the possibility of an extension by 1
year (subject to approval by SNSF). The gross salary is roughly 50.000
CHF per year (low taxes). There is generous travel support.

The ideal candidate should be bright and creative, and hold (or be
close to obtaining) a Master Degree in Computer Science or related
areas. A solid background in Algorithms, Computational Complexity,
Discrete Mathematics, Probability Theory, and/or Graph Theory is
helpful. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is also
required (while knowledge of Italian is not needed).

Team members will have the opportunity to cooperate with the
Algorithms and Complexity group at IDSIA, which currently consists of
8 researchers. IDSIA offers an international working environment.

Lugano is a tidy and lively town, with a wonderful view on Ceresio
lake and mountains around. Ticino Canton offers many opportunities for
hiking, biking, skiing, etc. Restaurants serve very good (Italian
style!) food.

Any interested candidate should email a detailed CV (including a list
of passed Master degree exams with marks, a list of publications, if
any, and up to 3 references) to "fabrizio@idsia.ch" as soon as
possible. The position will be filled as soon as a strong candidate
will apply. In order to receive full consideration, please email your
CV by the end of April.

Further details about the project, the position, and how to apply can
be found at:

For any question, do not hesitate to contact:

Prof. Fabrizio Grandoni
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