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Subject: Lettre MODE
Date: 16-04-2019 11:08
 From: Olivier Cots <olivier.cots at enseeiht.fr>
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Lettre Mode, Avril 2019

Table des matières

   -- Thèses, postdocs et postes --

	1) Doctoral scholarships of the program Lisbon Mathematics
	2) One year postdoctoral position in the ANR MAGA
	3) PhD position: Formal methods in control (Munich, Germany)
	4) PhD Position: INP-ENSEEIHT-IRIT, Université de Toulouse
	5) Post-Doctoral research position at Imperial College London
	6) Postes ingenieur calcul scientifique Inria Sophia

   -- Conférences et évènements --

	7) 13th International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and Its 
Applications, China, 2019
	8) Annonces de séminaires
	9) Conference "Mean-Field Games and Related Topics - 5", on September 
9-13, 2019

   -- Autres (ouvrages, etc.) --

	11) Appel à projets du PGMO

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1) Doctoral scholarships of the program Lisbon Mathematics

De      : Jean-Baptiste Caillau
Lien    : https://lismath.ulisboa.pt

Call for applications for Doctoral scholarships of the program Lisbon 
Mathematics PhD (LisMath Call 2019)

Main research field: Mathematics

Scholarship description:

Under the terms set in the Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow 
approved by Law 40/2004 of 18 August, in its present wording, and the 
Regulations for Research Grants of FCT, IP, the LisMath Governing Board 
opens a call for applications to scholarships for the LisMath 2019 
edition. In this call, nine scholarships are made available. The actual 
number of awarded scholarships may be less, depending on the overall 
merit of the candidates. The duration of the scholarship is one year in 
length, renewable for up to a total of four years, and cannot be awarded 
for periods of less than three consecutive months […]

The scholarship period is expected to start in September of 2019.

Period of the Call: from 06 March 2019 until 20 April 2019 at 14h00 
(Lisbon time).

See also the LisMath web site for further details: 


2) One year postdoctoral position in the ANR MAGA

De      : Rida Laraki
Lien    : Boris.Thibert at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Location : Grenoble, France
Discipline : Computational aspects of optimal transport and applications
Supervisor : Boris Thibert
Duration : no later than Oct 2019 (could also be May or June 2019)
Salary : around 2,000 euros/month, net of social taxes (might be a bit 
more, depending on the experience).

MAGA (Monge-Ampère and Computational Geometry) is a research project 
funded by the French ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) for 
2016-2020. It involves researchers from several institutions, including 
a group at Labo- ratoire Jean Kuntzmann in Grenoble. The main topics of 
this project are discrete and computational aspects of optimal 
transport, and applications of optimal transport to economics, 
engineering and natural sciences. More information on this research 
project can be found browsing its MAGA site.

The group in Grenoble seeks a post-doctoral researcher, to be hired for 
one academic year, 2019/2020. The selec- ted post-doc will work under 
the supervision of Boris Thibert, but collaborations with other members 
of the MAGA project or from the Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann will be 
encouraged. In particular, depending on the chosen topic, the post-doc 
might also be working in collaboration with Edouard Oudet, Ludovic Me 
́tivier or Quentin Me ́rigot. The researcher will be employed by 
Universite ́ Grenoble Alpes, under a fixed-term contract of one year. No 
teaching duty is associated to this position. Professional travel 
expenses will be covered by the MAGA project.

Applications are welcome by any scientist with experience in the 
above-mentioned fields, holding a Doctoral degree, or expecting to get 
it by the starting date of the contract. In order to apply, candidates 
must send their complete CV, the list of their publications with links 
to retrieve them on the web, and a short research project (at most one 
page) to Boris.Thibert at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr. Applications must be 
received by May 30, 2019. The research project must be related to the 
activities of MAGA and to the research interests of the group based at 
Grenoble, i.e.
— computational aspects of optimal transport
— discretization of variational problems involving Laguerre diagrams ;
— applications of optimal transport or prescribed jacobian equations 
(economics, seismology,...) — Inverse problems in optics, especially 
involving extended light sources.

The applicants are welcome to contact Boris Thibert in order to prepare 
their research project.


3) PhD position: Formal methods in control (Munich, Germany)

De      : Jean-Baptiste Caillau

PhD position: Formal methods in control (Munich, Germany)

We invite applications for a doctoral researcher position in the field
of formal methods in control. The successful candidate is expected to
advance the state of the art of abstraction-based synthesis and
verification, to facilitate routine and efficient application of the
approach to nonlinear continuous-state plants and complex
specifications. Depending on background and interests of the
candidate, the research focus will be either on algorithms and
software development, or on theoretical foundations.

Required qualifications:
* MSc degree (or equivalent, giving access to doctoral studies) in
Mathematics, Systems and Control, Computer Science, or a related
field. Students about to complete their MSc will also be considered.
* Strong theoretical or mathematical background, and a strong interest
in dynamical or control systems.
* Programming skills.
* Efficient communication skills in English.

In addition, an intended focus on algorithms and software requires
past exposure to and strong interest in professional-grade software
development, while for a focus on theoretical foundations a strong
mathematical or theoretical background is needed. Experience in one of
the following fields would be a plus but is not necessarily required:
Set-valued or validated numerics; dynamic programming; formal methods
in control; reactive synthesis; information-based complexity / optimal

The position is full-time and paid according to pay scale ``TVOeD
Bund, E 13''. Initial appointment is for two years, with possible
extension contingent on availability of funds and research
performance. The position is open to applicants worldwide; no special
security clearance necessary.

Your complete application consists of the following documents, which
should be sent as a single PDF file to the email address given below
(deadline: May 5, 2019):

* CV with photo
* One-page cover letter (clearly indicating available start date as
well as relevant qualifications, experience and motivation)
* University certificates and transcripts (both BSc and MSc degrees)
* Contact details of up to three referees
* Possibly an English language certificate and a list of publications

All documents should be in English or German.

Gunther Reissig
Email: gunther2016 at reiszig.de, Subject: PhD ref 9xfb6

Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Institute of Control Engineering


4) PhD Position: INP-ENSEEIHT-IRIT, Université de Toulouse

De      : Olivier Cots


We are looking for a Ph.D. student in applied mathematics to work on an 
interdisciplinary project. The student would be situated in the Institut 
de recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (https://www.irit.fr/?lang=en) 
supervised by Professor Joseph Gergaud and Nataliya.Shcherbakova. The 
overarching project is multidisciplinary (with collaboration with 
chemical and process engineering teams) and focuses on the calculation 
of thermodynamical diagram. This requires some concepts in geometrical 
geometry and knowledge in ordinary differential equation. The objectif 
is to develop a software based on path-following algorithms in the 
context of ode couple with automatic differentiation of thermodynamical 


Eligible candidates for the position must have a Masters or equivalent 
degree in mathematics. The candidate is expected to have a solid 
background in applied mathematics and computer science with experience 
in numerical analysis, linear algebra, dynamical system, and 
programmation.  Having done a masters thesis, bachelors project, or 
other such work in ordinary differential equation and programmation 
field would be an asset, and strong consideration will be given to such 


Application packages need to contain a CV, a letter of motivation, 
copies of degree certificates, and relevant course transcripts along 
with contact details of at least two academic referees.

Materials should be sent by email to: gergaud at enseeiht.fr, 
nshcherb at ensiacet.fr


5) Post-Doctoral research position at Imperial College London

De      : Michel Thera
Lien    :  

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral research position to be 
held jointly with the Department of Computing and the Department of 
Mathematics at Imperial College London.

The research associate will work on the theoretical foundations of 
stable machine learning algorithms.
The position is funded through a JP Morgan AI Research Faculty Award: 
"Dynamics, Control and Uncertainty Quantification for Stable Machine 
Learning Algorithms."

The researcher will work directly with Dr. P. Parpas, Dr. N. Kantas, 
Professor G.A. Pavliotis at Imperial College and the AI research Team in 
JP Morgan.
They will join a large, vibrant research team working on problems 
related to machine learning, optimization, stochastic optimal control, 
partial differential equations, quantitative finance, statistical 
mechanics and stochastic differential equations.

The position is full time for 12 months with the possibility of 

Interested candidates should submit an application electronically via 


6) Postes ingenieur calcul scientifique Inria Sophia

De      : Jean-Baptiste Caillau
Lien    : https://iww.inria.fr/sed-sophia/fr/amdt

2 postes ingenieur calcul scientifique Inria Sophia (24 et 12 mois) :


Page web qui illustre les réalisations de l'équipe de dev :

Contact : T. Kloczko (mailto:thibaud.kloczko at inria.fr)


7) 13th International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and Its 
Applications, China, 2019

De      : Michel Thera
Lien    : http://www.htu.edu.cn/fpt/

The 13th International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and Its 
Applications (ICFPTA2019)  which will be held at Henan Normal 
University, Xinxiang, China from July 9-13, 2019.


Plenary/Keynote Speakers: Tomas Dominguez-Benavides (Spain), William A. 
Kirk (USA), Anthony To-Ming Lau (Canada), Boris Mordukhovich (USA), 
Zuhair Nashed (USA), Simeon Reich (Israel), R. Tyrrell Rockafellar 
(USA), Wataru Takahashi (Japan), Christiane Tammer (Germany), Zongben Xu 


8) Annonces de séminaires

Une rubrique pour signaler quelques liens pour les séminaires ayant lieu 
ce mois-ci et organisés dans nos laboratoires.
N'hésitez pas à l'alimenter, préférentiellement via un lien vers la page 
du séminaire.
Pour cela, envoyez un mail à l’adresse contact at lettremode.ovh.

         •       Séminaire Parisien d'Optimisation (IHP)

         •       Séminaire du programme PGMO

         •       Groupe de Travail CalVa de Calcul de Variations (suivant 
les séances (lieu : voir site) :

         •       Groupe de Travail Analyse Non-linéaire et EDP (ENS et 

         •       Séminaire Pluridisciplinaire d'Optimisation de Toulouse 
(lieu : voir site)

         •       Séminaire SAMOCOD (séminaire Avignon Montpellier 
Optimisation Contrôle et Dynamique)

         •       Séminaire hebdomadaire de l'équipe MOD de l'Université 
de Limoges

         •       Séminaire Parisien de Théorie des Jeux (IHP, salle 05, 
201 ou 314)

         •       Séminaire de Mathématiques Discrètes, Optimisation et 
Décision, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne et Université Paris 1

         •       Séminaire de géométrie sous-riemannienne - IHP

         •       Séminaire de l’équipe Statistique, Probabilités, 
Optimisation et  Contrôle (SPOC) - IMB


9) Conference "Mean-Field Games and Related Topics - 5", on September 
9-13, 2019

De      : Michel Thera
Lien    : https://events.math.unipd.it/mfgrt5/

on September 9-13, 2019 it will be held at Levico Terme, among the 
activities of CIRM,
the conference "Mean-Field Games and Related Topics - 5":


The meeting will be a continuation of the series of workshops “Mean 
Field Games and Related Topics”, that have been organised every two 
years since 2011 with the aim of discussing recent advances in the 
modeling, analysis and numerical approximation of Mean Field Games 
systems as well as some related, even if different, approaches to the 
description of macroscopic behaviors in collective dynamics.

Applications from young researchers wishing to deliver short 
communications are strongly encouraged. Deadline for submitting an 
abstract is April 30, 2019 (see 

I would be grateful if you could forward this announcement to interested 

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.



De      : Jean-Baptiste Caillau
Lien    : https://fgs-2019.sciencesconf.org


**** Submissions (talks & MS): EXTENDED to May 15, 2019 ****

**** Registrations early bird deadline: June 30, 2019 ****

The 19th French-German-Swiss conference on Optimization will take place 
in Nice from September 17 to 20, 2019. This series of conferences began 
in 1980 at Oberwolfach and has gathered since French and German 
colleagues in optimization every other year. It is customary to invite a 
third country to participate.

In 2019, the invited country is Switzerland.

Theses conferences usually gather from 100 to 150 mathematicians and are 
the main meeting of European researchers in optimization in the broad 
sense. The 2019 edition is organized by LJAD and I3S labs from CNRS, and 
by Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée center. The conference will be 
located on the Valrose campus of Université Côte d'Azur, on the heights 
of Nice.

A limited number of grants has been planned to cover the registration 
fees for students (undergraduate, graduate or postdoc). Students wanting 
to apply for these grants shall
- send an email to fgs-2019 at sciencesconf.org including a cv and asking 
for a grant
- submit a talk (contributed or within a mini-symposium)

before May 15, 2019.

More information: fgs-2019.sciencesconf.org

- Didier Auroux & Jean-Baptiste Caillau, chairs of FGS’2019


11) Appel à projets du PGMO

De      : Rida Laraki
Lien    : 

Cher.e.s collègues

L'appel à projets du PGMO ci-dessous peut vous intéresser,
- pour les membres du groupe MAS, a priori concernant le programme IRSDI 
(sciences des données pour l'industrie),
- pour les membres du groupe MODE, a priori concernant les programmes 
PRMO (programme blanc en optimisation et recherche opérationnelle) et 
IROE (autour de l'utilisation des méthodes d'optimisation dans le 
domaine de l'énergie).

Cet appel à projets est financé par du mécénat d'entreprises : EDF, 
Thales et Orange.

Les appels IRSDI et IROE sont destinés à des projets académiques en lien 
avec une entreprise, mais ils ne supposent pas de contribution 
financière de cette dernière. On peut notamment les voir comme une 
opportunité de mûrir un projet plus engageant (contrat de collaboration 
ou thèse CIFRE).

N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour toute question
Gilles (membre du bureau du PGMO)


Dear colleague,
The new call for projects of the Gaspard Monge Program for Optimization, 
Operations research, and their interactions with data sciences, is now 
published on the PGMO web site:
The 2019 call for projects is composed of 3 sub-calls:
- PRMO: general research projects
- IROE: optimisation and energy, supported by EDF
- IRSDI: data science for industry, supported by EDF and THALES
Projects can be submitted till May 13, 2019, 23:59 (anywhere on Earth).
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.
Best regards,
The PGMO Executive Board

Fin de la lettre MODE

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