I have on open position for a PhD student – here is the official job-ad:

The group of Prof. Dirk Lorenz at the Institute of Analysis and Algebra has an open PhD position for a Scientific Assistant (75\% TV-L EG 13). The position is available as soon as possible and is initially limited to three years.

The scientific focus of the group includes optimization for inverse problems and machine learning, and mathematical imaging. Besides teaching and research, the position includes work in projects or preperation of projects.

We offer

  • a dynamic team and a creative research and work environment
  • mentoring and career planning programs (offered by TU Braunschweig), possibilities for personal qualification, language courses and the possibility to participate in international conferences
  • flexible work hours and a family friendly work environment.

We are looking for candidates with

  • a degree (Masters or Diploma) in mathematics above average,
  • a focus on optimization and/or numerical mathematics and applications, e.g. imaging or machine learning
  • programming skills in MATLAB, Julia and/or Python
  • good knowledge of German and/or English
  • capacity for teamwork, independent work, high level of motivation and organizational talent

Equally qualified severely challenged persons will be given preference. The TU Braunschweig especially encourages women to apply for the position. Please send your application including CV, copies of certificates and letters of recommendation (if any) in electronic form via e-mail to Dirk Lorenz.

Application deadline: 30.06.2018
Contact Prof. Dirk Lorenz | Tel. +49 531 391 7423| d.lorenz@tu-braunschweig.de

Please forward to anyone interested!

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It’s out again! Our department has a vacant position for optimization to fill! This time we are seeking a professor (W2) working in discrete optimization.

The official job advertisement has been sent to various newletters and digests and you can find it for example here or here. In addition to that information let me give some more information about the math department here. Basically, I copied the following information from this previous advertisement:

The math department here is a medium sized department. It covers quite broad range of mathematics:

  • Numerical Linear Algebra (Fassbender, Bollhöfer)
  • PDEs (Sonar, Hempel)
  • Modelling (Langemann)
  • Stochastics (Kreiss, Lindner, Leucht)
  • Applied Analysis/Mathematical Physics (Bach, myself)
  • Algebra and Discrete Mathematics (Eick, Löwen, Opolka)

and, of course, Optimization (Zimmermann, tba). In most cases I find some expert around for all my questions that are a bit outside my field. All groups are active and working together smoothly. The department is located in the Carl-Friedrich Gauss Faculty which is also the home of the departments for Computer Science, Business Administration and Social Sciences. At the least in Computer Science and Business Administration there are some mathematically oriented groups, e.g.

and there are several groups with some mathematical background and interesting fields of applications (computer graphics, robotics,…). Moreover, the TU has a lot of engineering institutes with strong background in mathematics and cool applications.
In addition to a lively and interesting research environment, the university treats its staff well (as far as I can see) and administrative burden or failures are not harming too much (in fact less then at other places, I’ve heard)!

Full disclosure: I am the head of the hiring committee this time. All questions you may have about the position can be sent to me.

The deadline for application is 30.04.2014. The deadline is sharp and only electronic applications (addressed to fk1@tu-bs.de) will be considered. Please send a single pdf-file and make sure that all text in the document is searchable.

It’s out! Our department has a vacant position for optimization to fill! In particular we are looking for somebody working in continuous (nonlinear) optimization. Well, I know there have been a number of open positions with a similar scope recently, but I also know there are plenty of excellent people working in this field.

In addition to the official advertisement (which can be found here (from the website of  TU Braunschweig) or here (from academics.de)), here is some further advertisement: The math department here is a medium sized department. It covers quite broad range of mathematics:

  • Numerical Linear Algebra (Fassbender, Bollhöfer)
  • PDEs (Sonar, Hempel)
  • Modelling (Langemann)
  • Stochastics (Kreiss, Lindner, Aurzada)
  • Applied Analysis/Mathematical Physics (Bach, myself)
  • Algebra and Discrete Mathematics (Eick, Löwen, Opolka)

and, of course, Optimization (Zimmermann) – in fact, I usually find some expert around for all the questions I have which are a bit outside my field. All groups are active and (as far as I can see) working together smoothly. The department is located in the Carl-Friedrich Gauss Faculty which is also the home of the departments for Computer Science, Business Administration and Social Sciences. At the least in Computer Science and Business Administration there are some mathematically oriented groups, e.g.

and there are several groups with some mathematical background and interesting fields of applications (computer graphics, robotics,…). Moreover, the TU has a lot of engineering institutes with strong background in mathematics and cool applications.
In addition to a lively and interesting research environment, the university treats its staff well (as far as I can see) and administrative burden or failures are not harming too much (in fact less then at other places, I’ve heard)!
In case you have any questions concerning the advertisement, feel free to ask (in addition to the head of the search committee, Jens-Peter Kreiss) me.

Deadline for application is October 14th 2012.