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Position: Postdoc in Operations Research
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: The postdoc will be responsible for developing advanced exact optimization method. Based on Mixed Integer Programming models for the general University Timetabling. The approach should be based on programs in C# and be performed in collaboration with two current PhD students. In particular, the postdoc will be responsible for; Polyhedral studies of the polytope of the MIP model for University Timetabling; Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition of the polytope; Development of fast sub-problem optimization methods for column generation; Supervision of PhD students; Presentation of results at scientific conferences (PATAT, MISTA, EURO); Regular meetings with project partners to ensure that collaboration; Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Operations Research, preferably in the application of decomposition methods and preferably with experience with University Timetabling
Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Operations Research, preferably in the application of decomposition methods and preferably with experience with University Timetabling
   
Text: Postdoc in Operations Research DTU Management Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Friday 10 Jan 20 Apply for this job Apply no later than 24 January 2020 Apply for the job at DTU Management by completing the following form. Apply online The Grand Solution project “Data Science for University Management” hereby post a postdoc project, performed at DTU, for a period of 2.5 years (30 months). The position is in the field of Operations Research, i.e. the field of applying advanced mathematical optimization methods to real world problems and developing mathematical optimization methods. The Operations Research area for this position is University Timetabling. The postdoc should be able to work independently, developing fast exact optimization methods, for university timetables planning, utilizing Mixed Integer programming and decomposition methods such as Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition, Benders Decomposition and/or Lagrange optimization. Responsibilities and tasks The postdoc will be responsible for developing advanced exact optimization method. Based on Mixed Integer Programming models for the general University Timetabling. The approach should be based on programs in C# and be performed in collaboration with two current PhD students. In particular, the postdoc will be responsible for Polyhedral studies of the polytope of the MIP model for University Timetabling Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition of the polytope Development of fast sub-problem optimization methods for column generation Supervision of PhD students Presentation of results at scientific conferences (PATAT, MISTA, EURO) Regular meetings with project partners to ensure that collaboration. Qualifications Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Operations Research, preferably in the application of decomposition methods and preferably with experience with University Timetabling. We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The employment is at DTU in Lyngby, for a period of 30 months. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Thomas Stidsen, tel.: 45 4525 4449. You can read more about the Management Science division at the DTU Management deparment at www.ms.man.dtu.dk/english . Application procedure . > Please submit your online application no later than 24 January 2020 (23:59 local time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: Application (cover letter) CV Diploma (MSc/PhD) List of publications Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Management DTU Management - Department of Technology, Management and Economics has around 340 employees. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and 38 different nationalities are represented across the department. DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology - including the interaction between technology on the one hand and sustainability and economic growth on the other. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.
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