21/11/2016
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-ITN UTOPIAE: PhD sholarship at JSI


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Jožef Stefan Institute
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceProgramming
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    25/04/2017 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Slovenia › Ljubljana
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    722734

The candidate will work on the efficient computational methods for worst-case and multi-level optimisation under the UTOPIAE (Uncertainty Treatment and OPtimisation In Aerospace Engineering) project.

  • UTOPIAE will be the first training network that addresses the challenge of finding the ideal compromise between enhancing reliability and safety and educing resource utilisation. UTOPIAE will build upon the existingtheoretical and practical developments in the areas of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Optimisation and will incorporate elements of past and current EU and non-EU projects with the inclusion of Stanford University and partners that are in UMRIDA.

 

  • From the control of manufacturing processes to air traffic management, from decision making on multi-phase programmes to space situational awareness, UQ plays a key role to deliver reliable solutions. At the same time optimised solutions have become a necessity and optimisation is now an essential tool to handle the complexity of our world. Different sectors and communities, deal with uncertainties and optimisation in different forms often equivalent or complementary. Even more interesting is the fine line separating sensitivity analysis and stochastic optimisation. UTOPIAE will look into all these similarities and, by promoting cross fertilisation, will exploit the intimate relationship between optimisation and UQ to make Optimisation Under Uncertainty (OUU) tractable. UTOPIAE consists of 15 PhD projects. JSI leads the ESR11 on the Efficient Computational Methods for Worst-case and Multi-level Optimisation.
 
  • Objectives: To investigate efficient methods and algorithms for worst-case and multi-level optimisation; To develop algorithms that are optimal on expensive problems in Optimisation Under Uncertainty; To test these methods in the applications developed;
 
  • Expected Results: A new set of optimisation algorithms, for the efficient solution of multi-level problems. Implementation of a new set of problem instances of multi-level optimisation. Evaluation framework with defined measures and classifying definitions targeting problems of robust optimisation and reliability-based optimisation.
 
  • Planned secondments: ESTECO (M12-14) to work on the use of the proposed optimisation techniques to reliability based optimisation, Ghent (M24-26) to work on the coupling of the optimisation techniques with uncertainty propagation through dynamical systems. 

Additional comments

Applications must include:

  • CV,
  • cover letter,
  • two letters of reference.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Specific Requirements

Candidates applying for the PhD position must hold Master's degree in a relevant field and the recruited candidate is expected to enrol as an PhD student at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School.

Applicants shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Researcher Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree that would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate. 
 
H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization (Slovenia) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account 

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Jožef Stefan
Slovenia
Ljubljana
1000
Jamova cesta 39

EURAXESS offer ID: 157205