Wednesday, February 20, 2019

[DMANET] PhD position, international co-tutelle between France and Australia

*International co-tutelle: *PhD candidate will spend 1.5 year
at**University of Technology Sydney, Australia (
and 1.5 year at ISAE-SUPAERO, France
( and
will be graduated from both institutions. The working language will be
English. *

Title:***Scheduling Job Shop Operations under Uncertainty and Limited

*Supervisors:*O. Battaïa (ISAE-SUPAERO, France), Y. Zinder (University
of Technology Sydney, Australia)

*Specialty:*Operational Research, Industrial Engineering

*Keywords:*Scheduling, Uncertainty, Optimisation

*Abstract*: The project is concerned with job shop models where the
routes and processing times are uncertain and where there are limits on
what jobs can be in progress simultaneously. The uncertain routes are
common in maintenance context when inspection or testing at some stage
causes the necessity to partly repeat some already completed operations.
The duration of such additional operations as well as their nature may
significantly vary from job to job and normally cannot be predicted with
certainty. Another distinctive feature of the job shop models that will
be the subject of the proposed project is the role of storage. The
objective of proposed research is threefold: the development of new
stochastic scheduling models, motivated by real-world application areas;
the analysis of computational complexity of the corresponding scheduling
problems; and the development of efficient optimisation algorithms
capable of solving problems arising, in considered areas of application.

*Skills:*Applicants should have completed (or be close to completion of)
a Master's degree in Operations Research, Computer Science, Mathematics
or a comparable domain. Fluency in English is required. Moreover, the
candidate must be comfortable in programming (python, Java or C++).
Affinity with Industrial Engineering or Operations Management is a plus.

*Applications:*may be submitted electronically to
<> must include
a cover letter, a curriculum vitae detailing educational background,
research experience and up to three recommendation letters.

*Deadline:*Applications submitted by April 1, 2019 will be given full
consideration, although we will accept later applications if the
position is not yet filled.

Olga Battaïa

Coordinator of Industrial Engineering Program

ISAE-Supaero, Toulouse, France
+33 (0) 5 61 33 81 27

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