Saturday, September 17, 2016

[DMANET] Ph.D. positions in Operations Research at ÉTS-Montréal

Fully funded Ph.D. positions in Operations Research are available
starting now in the department of Civil Engineering at École de
technologie supérieure in Montréal ( You will work
under the supervision of prof. Fausto Errico. Fausto Errico is also
member of CIRRELT ( and GERAD (, two
worldwide renowned research centers in Operations Research, also
located in Montréal. Opportunities for co-supervisions with other
members of these two centers are possible and welcome.

Montréal ( is a vibrating, dynamic
metropolis located in the province of Quebec, Canada. It hosts 5 major
universities and it is often rated among the top cities worldwide for
its quality of life.

Several research topics are available. The main application fields
are: 1) Planning of innovative transit systems, 2) Electric vehicles
and related stochastic and dynamic routing problems and 3) Management
of hydropower generation. Generally speaking, the above applications
require the solution of hard combinatorial problems featuring
stochastic and dynamic aspects.

As a Ph.D. candidate you are expected to carry out top-level research
to develop efficient solution algorithms for hard combinatorial
problems. Methods include: decomposition strategies for large
mathematical programs such as column generation, Benders
decomposition, Lagrangean relaxation; implicit enumeration schemes,
such as branch-and-cut and branch-and-price; two-stage and multi-stage
stochastic programming; stochastic and approximate dynamic

You hold a master's degree in Operations Research, Applied
Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields. You must have a
strong background in the above-mentioned solution methods. You must
demonstrate advanced skills in C/C++ programming languages and you are
at ease with mathematical programming solvers (CPLEX, Gurobi, etc).

If interested, please send your application to Fausto Errico
( Applications should contain the following
material in a single PDF file:
1. A one-page cover letter explaining your motivations to pursue a
Ph.D. in Operations Research in Montréal and indicating your preferred
start date
2. A one-page document explaining your research interests and how they
fit in the above-mentioned research themes
3. Your up-to-date, complete Curriculum Vitae
4. The copy of your master's thesis
5. Transcripts from bachelor's and master's degrees
6. A copy of your publications, if it applies
7. The names and contact details of one or two academic referees, one
of which should be your master's thesis supervisor

You can apply in English, French, Spanish or Italian. However, you
must be fluent in English. Knowledge of French is desirable, but not
necessary. Reviewing of applications will start immediately.
Applications are accepted until positions are filled.


Fausto Errico, Ph.D.
Professeur adjoint / Assistant Professor

Département de génie de la construction
École de technologie supérieure
1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3C 1K3



Telephone: +1 514 396 8619
E-mail: /
Personal website:

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