Tuesday, July 26, 2016

[DMANET] Open 3-year PhD position at Univ. Nice in cooperation with WEVER

A fully funded 3-year PhD position at Univ. Nice in cooperation with the
start-up company WEVER is to be filled as soon as possible. Desired
starting date: as soon as possible (preferably October 2016; there is some
flexibility with the starting date though). Fixed 3-year-contract, net
salary minimum 1500 Euro/month.

The start-up company WEVER offers small-distance rideshare services, taking
place either regularly or occasionally together with special events, for
users registered in their system. The idea is to offer incentives for users
willing to accept a detour to accept other users as passengers, in the form
of vouchers or discounts for certain events. These vouchers or discounts
are offered by companies that in turn pay a fixed amount to WEVER for
every rideshare that indeed takes place and that is sponsored by their
The goals of this thesis are twofold: on the one hand, a sound mathematical
model describing the interactions between users and companies, and on the
other hand also an implementation of the model. More details on the subject
can be found at

Desired background:
probability theory, analysis of algorithms, programming skills. Knowledge
of French is not required. The candidate will spend half of the time at
Univ. Nice in the probability theory group, half of the time at WEVER.

Deadline for applications:
Sept 5, 2016. Send a CV, a short motivation letter and 2 names that can be
contacted for reference letters to Dieter Mitsche, dmitsche@unice.fr.
Informal inquiries welcome.

Contact address:
Dieter Mitsche
Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis
Email: dmitsche@unice.fr

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