on the subject of Polynomial Optimization, Efficiency through Moments and Algebra at eleven European Research Institutes and Universitites

The Innovative Training Network POEMA is hiring 15 Doctoral Students starting from September 2019. The proposed projects will be investigating the development of new algebraic and geometric methods combined with computer algebra techniques for global non-linear optimization problems. Applications will focus on smarter cities challenges, urban traffic management, water network management, energy flow control, or environmental monitoring.


Available positions

  1. Algebraic tools for exact SDP and its variants - Advisor: M. Safey el Din (Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
  2. Exact algorithms for structured polynomial optimisation - Advisor: M. Safey el Din (Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
  3. Polynomial optimization problems with symmetry - Advisor: C. Scheiderer (Univ. of Konstanz, Germany)
  4. Hyperbolic polynomials and the Generalized Lax Conjecture - Advisor: M. Schweighofer (Univ. of Konstanz, Germany)
  5. Tensor Decomposition by Vector Bundles tools -  Advisor: G. Ottaviani (Firenze, Italy)
  6. Approximation hierarchies for (non-)commutative polynomial optimisation - Advisor: M. Laurent (CWI, Amsterdam, the Nerthelands)
  7. Approximation hierarchies for graph parameters -  Advisor: M. Laurent (CWI, Amsterdam, the Nerthelands)
  8. Polynomial Optimization Problems in Operations Research and Finance - Advisor: E. de Klerk (Univ. of Tilburg, the Netherlands)
  9. Structure of moment problems and applications to polynomial optimisation - Advisor: B. Mourrain (Inria, Sophia Antipolis, France)
  10. Alternative polynomial bases for global optimization - Advisor: E. Hubert (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France)
  11. Numerical cubature with symmetry and applications to polynomial optimisation - Advisor: C. Riener (Univ. of Tromsoe, Norway)
  12. Algorithms and software for nonlinear convex conic optimisation - Advisor: M. Stingl (Friedrich Alexander Univ. Erlangen, Germany)
  13. Algorithms and software for structured SDP - Advisor: M. Kocvara (Univ. of Birmingham, UK)
  14. Polynomial Optimization: Some challenges from applications - Advisor: M. Korda (CNRS, LAAS, Toulouse, France)
  15. Polynomial Optimization Techniques for Energy Network Operation and Design - Advisors: J.-H. Hours, M. Gabay (ARTELYS, Paris, France)

The positions have usually a duration of three years. Applicants must have  a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering (or any equivalent diploma) at the date of recruitment.

POEMA is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Union. Its goal is to train scientists at the interplay of algebra, geometry and computer science for polynomial optimization problems and to foster scientific and technological advances, stimulating interdisciplinary and intersectoriality knowledge exchange between algebraists, geometers, computer scientists and industrial actors facing real-life optimization problems.

More information and application submission: https://easychair.org/cfp/POEMA-19-22

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