Monday, September 17, 2018

[DMANET] PhD student position in Geometric Algorithms at TU Eindhoven

We offer a 4-year PhD student position on the topic "Algorithms for Uncertain Trajectories" in the Algorithms Group at the TU Eindhoven, under the supervision of dr. Kevin Buchin. The Algorithms Group (, headed by prof. Mark de Berg, mainly focuses on algorithms and data structures for spatial data, robotics, and optimization problems related to networks.

The project:
Advances in tracking technology have resulted in an explosion of movement data. Existing algorithms to analyze movement data assume that measured trajectories are completely accurate, but this is unrealistic and limits the scope of the analysis.
The project "Algorithms for Uncertain Trajectories", funded by an NWO-TOP grant, attacks this challenge. The goal of the project is to develop efficient geometric algorithms for uncertain trajectories with provable guarantees on the quality of the output. Geometric problems on trajectories include similarity analysis, segmentation, clustering, and computing movement patterns.

Job requirements:
We are looking for candidates that meet the following requirements:
• an excellent background in computer science and/or mathematics, preferably with specialization in algorithms (demonstrated by a relevant Master's degree and project);
• good communication skills in English, both in speaking and in writing.
An ideal candidate also has:
• an affinity with geometric algorithms and/or stochastics;
• programming skills and the willingness to develop research prototypes.

Conditions of employment:
Appointment and salary
We offer:
• A full-time appointment for a period of four years, with an intermediate evaluation after nine months;
• A gross salary of Euros 2,266 per month in the first year increasing up to Euros 2,897 per month in the fourth year;
• Support for your personal development and career planning including courses, summer schools, conference visits, etc.;
• A research position in an enthusiastic and internationally renowned research group;
• A broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, saving schemes, excellent sport facilities, and child daycare).
Information and application

More information:
• About the project, please contact dr. K.A. Buchin
• About employment conditions, please contact drs. M.W. von Reth, email:

The application should consist of the following parts:
• A motivation letter;
• A Curriculum Vitae;
• Copies of diplomas and a list of grades of your studies;
• Names and addresses of two referees;
• Proof of English language skills (if applicable).

The selection process will start in October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available immediately. The starting date is somewhat flexible, however, an ideal candidate would be available no later than April 2019.
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