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Da:      "CHAMPION Thierry" <champion at univ-tln.fr>
Data:    Mar, 4 Giugno 2013 17:53
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Table des mati�res

-- Th�ses et Postes
1- Th�se en optimisation � l'ENSTA ParisTech
2- PhD and post-doctoral position available at W�rzburg university
3- Postdoc in Big Data Optimization in Edinburgh (UK)
4- Postdoctoral Research Position in Optimization at Johns Hopkins University
5- Postdoctoral scholar in Applied Optimization Theory
6- Tenure track position in Applied Combinatorics and Optimization at CWI

-- Conf�rences et �v�nements
7- Annonces de s�minaires
8- SIAM Imaging Science

-- Autres
9- Laureats du prix de these PGMO


1- Th�se en optimisation � l'ENSTA ParisTech
(source: P. Carpentier, P. Mar�chal)

Intitul� de la th�se :
Optimisation stochastique et grands syst�mes

Laboratoire d'accueil :
Unit� de Math�matiques Appliqu�es , ENSTA Paristech

Responsables scientifiques :
Pierre Carpentier (UMA, ENSTA ParisTech)
Michel de Lara (CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech)
Jean-Philippe Chancelier (CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech)

pierre.carpentier at ensta-paristech.fr

Financement assur� par le Programme Gaspard Monge pour l?Optimisation et
la recherche op�rationnelle
(http://www.fondation-hadamard.fr/PGMO) sponsoris� par  Electricit� de

La th�se se situe dans la continuit� de travaux portant sur
l?utilisation des
m�thodes de d�composition/coordination pour les probl�mes de
commande optimale
stochastique en temps discret. L?objectif est de d�composer "en
espace" un probl�me
global comportant de nombreux variables dynamiques afin d?obtenir des
de petite taille, et de calculer pour chaque sous-probl�me des
strat�gies de gestion
en feedback permettant de reconstituer l?optimum global. Les applications
nombreuses, en particulier dans le domaine de gestion de l'�nergie et des
"smart grid".

Pour plus d'information :


2- PhD and post-doctoral position available at W�rzburg university
(source: O. Serea)

at W�rzburg university there are available

- a PhD position available in the area of hyperbolic partial
differential equations
- a postdoctoral position for numerics of hyperbolic conservation laws

for details and application procedure see here:


Kindly pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

Christian Klingenberg


3- Postdoc in Big Data Optimization in Edinburgh (UK)
(source: J. Malick)

Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position
in Big Data Optimization in the School of Mathematics at the University of
Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The successful candidate will join the Edinburgh
Research Group in Optimization (http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/ERGO/) and will
be part of a team working on "Accelerated Coordinate Descent Methods for
Big Data Problems".

The fellow will work closely with Dr Peter Richtarik; visiting team members
include Prof Srebro (Chicago) and Prof Nesterov (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Position Start Date: September 1, 2013 (it might be possible to accommodate
a later starting date; up to January 1, 2014)

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and creative individual with a
Ph.D. in Operations Research, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, Computer
Science, or a related field and will have strong track record. Individuals
with background in gradient methods for large-scale optimization and good
programming skills are particularly encouraged to apply.

More information and online application:



4- Postdoctoral Research Position in Optimization at Johns Hopkins University
(source: M. Th�ra)

I am seeking a 2 year postdoc with interests in Optimization to join me in
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department (www.ams.jhu.edu) at
Johns Hopkins
University.  The candidate will develop, analyze, and implement algorithms
general large-scale Continuous Optimization as well as those arising in
Statistical/Machine Learning.  This work will be done in collaboration with
Jorge Nocedal from Northwestern University and Frank E. Curtis from Lehigh

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Optimization,
Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field by
August 1,
2013.  Additional desired attributes include:  (i) experience using numerical
optimization software and implementing optimization algorithms; (ii)
communication skills; and (iii) previous research experience in
Optimization for
Machine Learning and/or large-scale Nonlinear Optimization.

The review of applications starts immediately and the position will
remain open
until a successful candidate has been found, but an offer is expected
to be made
by July 1, 2013.  Applications will no longer be accepted after June 15,

Interested applicants should send the following to Daniel Robinson
(daniel.p.robinson at gmail.com):  (1) a CV that includes a list of
(2) a cover letter describing their experience and research interests as they
relate to this position; and (3) the contact details (name, email,
address) of
two people willing to supply letters of reference.


5- Postdoctoral scholar in Applied Optimization Theory
(source: J.-F. Bonnans, J.-P. Penot)

Fixed-term contract, duration upto 5 years, 40h/week. Start date: as
soon as possible

Area: Variational analysis of generalised monotonicity arising in
biochemical networks

. Interdisciplinary collaboration to develop and apply optimization
theory and continuous optimization algorithms for the study of systems
of biochemical reactions.
. More specifically, the development of novel algorithms with proven
convergence properties, tailored to support deterministic
computational modeling of stationary dynamics on biochemical
hypergraphs � Example biochemical hypergraphs:
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045635, doi:10.1038/nbt.2488.

. A PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, computational
engineering, mathematical engineering, or a related discipline.
. A comprehensive understanding of, and evidence of primary research
within, Variational Analysis and Generalised Monotonicity is
. Experience with formulation of asymmetric variational inequalities
as minimization problems, amenable to efficient solution, is desired.
. No knowledge of biology is expected, but a willingness to work as
part of an interdisciplinary team is essential.

. A fully funded position with a very competitive salary.
. An opportunity to join the Systems Biochemistry Group within the
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine with an international and
interdisciplinary ethos.
. An opportunity to participate in an established international
collaboration led by
   Ronan M.T. Fleming, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
   Michael Patriksson, Chalmers University
   Michael Saunders, Stanford University

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Dr. Ronan M.T. Fleming,
Systems Biochemistry Group,
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Formal applications in English only via this link:
http://emea3.mrted.ly/63mg Applications should contain the following
. A detailed curriculum vitae
. Cover letter mentioning the reference number . List of
publications . Description of past research experience and how future
interests complement the proposed mission . Name and addresses of
three referees


6- Tenure track position in Applied Combinatorics and Optimization at CWI
(source: D. Henrion)

A tenure track position has been recently opened at CWI in the area of
Combinatorics and Optimization.

The position is for a researcher who has an excellent track record in
mathematics and optimization, and has a real interest in carrying out applied
research in the area of logistics.
Details about the position are given in plain text below.

If you know of some young talented researcher who might be interested in this
open position,

Many thanks in advance.
Kind regards,
Monique Laurent
M.Laurent at cwi.nl

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) invites researchers to apply for a
track position in Applied Combinatorics and Optimization within the
Networks &
Optimization group.

We particularly invite qualified women to apply.

Job description
Discrete optimization and algorithmics play a central role at the
interface of
mathematics and computer science, with a wide range of applications to other
scientific disciplines like physics and economics and to practice including
logistics, transportation, data clustering, and biological networks.

We are looking for a highly talented research scientist who is specialized in
discrete mathematics and optimization. You should not only be an excellent
mathematician, but also have a real interest in initiating, and contributing
to, applied research projects in the area of logistic processes, which is now
one of the five strategic themes at CWI and a top sector in Dutch
science policy.
You should have the potential and ambition to become a world leader in
the field.

You will become member of the Networks & Optimization group. The group is
well-renowned and has a strong international reputation, both on fundamental
mathematics and on applications of the results to practice. Examples of such
application areas in logistics are train timetabling, transportation systems
and navigation systems.  You are expected to acquire funding to build your
own research line and research group.

This vacancy is part of an incentive, in which twelve tenure track positions
in mathematics will become available at Dutch universities and research
institutes. This is made possible by the Ministry of Education, Culture and
Science via the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
For more information, please visit www.nwo.nl/math.

For more information, please contact:
Prof.dr. M. Laurent, monique.laurent at cwi.nl.

We expect a strong track record of innovative research and publications in
leading international journals, and the ambition and potential to acquire
personal research grants in the Netherlands or from the EU, as well as
external funding for fundamental and applied research. Moreover, the
candidate should be an independently working researcher with at least two
years of postdoctoral experience and with excellent communication skills.

Terms and conditions
The position is for three or five years depending on knowledge and
experience. At the end of a successful tenure track term a permanent
scientific staff position will be offered. Criteria for evaluation comprise
a track record of publications that is well above average, and the ability
to acquire funding and to achieve an (inter)national network and reputation.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour
Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen").
Depending on relevant work experience, the gross monthly salary for an
employee on a full time basis ranges from ? 3,228 to ? 5,473. Employees are
also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a
year-end bonus of 8,33%.  CWI offers attractive working conditions,
including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.

How to apply
Applicants with at least two years of postdoctoral experience, should send:
- a motivation letter;
- a curriculum vitae with a list of publications;
- a copy of their thesis and/or of their three most prominent publications;
- the names of at least three prominent scientists who can provide letters
of recommendation;
- a research statement and a research plan for the coming years, including
plans on how to acquire additional funding.

Please send your application before 1 July 2013 to:
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Personnel Department, ms. A. Schilder,
P.O. Box 94079
1090 GB Amsterdam
the Netherlands

or email your application to: apply at cwi.nl

For more information about CWI, please visit http://www.cwi.nl
or watch our video ?A Fundamental Difference? about working at CWI.
Information about the research group Networks & Optimization can be found at


7- Annonces de s�minaires
(sources: P.L. Combettes, T. Tomala)

Une rubrique pour signaler succinctement les s�minaires ayant
lieu ce mois-ci et organis�s dans nos laboratoires.
N'h�sitez pas � l'alimenter, pr�f�rentiellement via un lien vers
la page du s�minaire et une liste de conf�renciers,

S�minaire Parisien d'Optimisation (attention : Jussieu, salle 101,
barre 15-16)


Lundi 10 juin
15h00 : L.M. Briceno-Arias
16h00 : N. Ghoussoub
S�minaire Parisien de Th�orie des Jeux (IHP)


Lundi 10 juin :
10h00 : E. Bajoori
11h15 : M. Wooder

Lundi 17 juin :
11h00 : D. Fudenberg


8- SIAM Imaging Science
(source: M. Bergougnioux)

la prochaine conf�rence SIAM Imaging Science  aura lieu en mai 2014 �

Le site de la conf�rence vinent d'ouvrir

You can find the detailed information in
  	Call for Minisymposia
  	Call for Minitutorials
  	Call for Presentations
  	Call for Posters
at http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/SIAM-IS14/index.html

Je vous encourage vivement � proposer des communications et si
possible des mini
symposia autour de th�mes particuliers.

Maitine Bergougnioux


9- Laureats du prix de these PGMO
(source: J.-F- Bonnans)

Le jury du prix de th�se PGMO, pr�sid� par Mme. Marie-Christine
Costa, a d�sign� les deux laur�ats du prix de th�se PGMO 2013 d'un
montant de 1000 euros. Il seront remis officiellement le jeudi 3
octobre 2013 lors de la journ�e annuelle de bilan du PGMO � l'ENSTA.
Les laur�ats auront la possibilit� de faire un expos� de leurs
travaux (dur�e de 20 minutes environ � v�rifier avec les
organisateurs). Ils sont donc:

Olivier Fercoq a fait sa th�se sous la direction de St�phane Gaubert
et Marianne Akian (X, CMAP + INRIA) Le sujet �tait: "Optimisation de
vecteurs propres de Perron et applications: du r�f�rencement de pages
web � la chonoth�rapie." Cette th�se constitue une "contribution
majeure dans le domaine de l'optimisation de fonctions d'utilit� sur
l'ensemble des matrices positives" (selon l'un des rapporteurs). Elle
pr�sente � la fois un ensemble de r�sultats th�oriques
analyse de complexit�, ...) et des applications int�ressantes.

Thibaut Vidal a fait sa th�se sous la direction de Michel Gendreau,
Theodor Crainic et Christian Prins, avec une co-tutelle entre les
universit�s de Montr�al et Troyes (GERAD+LOSI). Le sujet �tait:
"General solution approaches for multi-attribute vehicle routing and
scheduling problems". Cette th�se peut �tre vue comme "un recueil des
r�sultats les plus int�ressants et les plus marquants des derni�res
d�cades dans le domaine des recherche de solutions heuristiques pour
les tourn�es de v�hicules" (selon l'un des rapporteurs) et "un pas en
avant dans la qu�te d'une approche g�n�rale de r�solution d'une large
palette de probl�mes de tourn�es" (selon l'autre). Elle pr�sente des
r�sultats g�n�riques concernant les m�ta-heuristiques pour les
probl�mes riches de tourn�es et pouvant �tre �tendus � d'autres
probl�mes, une analyse compl�te de ces probl�mes et s'appuie sur de
lourdes r�alisations informatiques.


Thierry Champion
Laboratoire Imath -- Universit� du Sud Toulon-Var
page personnelle: http://champion.univ-tln.fr

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