Dear SPAA community,

there is an opening for a postdoc position at USI Lugano in Switzerland, to
be filled as soon as possible. The goal is to research novel flow
algorithms, which then will be implemented on graphic cards in collaboration
with industry. Here is one of the rare opportunities to do theoretical work
in parallel and distributed algorithms and have a very immediate impact on
practice!

This is closely related to ongoing research on distributed and centralized
flow algorithms by Andreas Karrenbauer and myself at MPI for Informatics,
Saarbruecken, Germany. Depending on the candidate's preferences, there is
the possibility for close collaboration with us; we will be happy to provide
ample traveling support for frequent visits.

Feel free to contact me or Rolf Krause ([log in to unmask]) if you
have further questions. For applications, please refer to the job offer below.

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Open PostDoc Position in Network Optimization in Lugano, Switzerland

At the Institute of Computational Science  at the Università della Svizzera
italiana, a PostDoc position in network optimization is open. The
successfull candidate will work together with the company sarmap
(www.sarmap.ch) on the development of a parallel and efficient method for
the solution of the minimum cost flow problem. The resulting algorithm shall
be applied to phase unwrapping in the context of satellite data.

Besides the necessary mathematical background, the successful candidate is
expected to work closely together with the company sarmap in order to ensure
the later applicability of the algorithm.


Requirements: An MSc or equivalent degree in Computational Sciences,
Engineering, Applied Mathematics/Physics, or a closely related discipline;
experience in programming and problem solving; fundamentals of optimization;
working knowledge of Linux environment; good communication skills and a
positive attitude to collaborative work in a multidisciplinary environment;
and fluency in English (spoken and written).

Desirable assets are: Good understanding of discrete optimization; C/C++
programming; Experience with gpus and parallel computing;

Applications should contain a motivational letter (2 pages maximum), a CV,
copies of relevant degrees, and two contacts for references. Please submit
applications electronically in PDF format to [log in to unmask] and
include the keyword “Phase Unwrapping” in the subject. The deadline for
applications is March 1, 2015.


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