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Investigate parameterized algorithms for large graphs and challenging computational problems in network science.
We seek to fill a 4-year PhD position on Graph Algorithms and Network Science. The position is part of the NWO-funded research project Parameterized Algorithms and Complexity for the Analysis of Networks of Dr Erik Jan van Leeuwen. The position is mostly allocated to research with little teaching. This allows the selected candidate to develop a strong career as an independent Researcher.
As a PhD candidate you primarily perform research on graphs and parameterized algorithms, design novel algorithms, analyse their complexity and validate them through well-designed computational experiments. The goal is to publish the results in scientific journals and proceedings and present them at international conferences. This should result in a PhD thesis. You will also be involved in teaching by supervising tutorial groups and student projects.
The research project aims to design parameterized algorithms for the analysis of very large networks and graphs. The algorithms will be geared to problems commonly encountered in network science, such as graph distance, counting, and enumeration problems. The goal is to develop structural parameters for commonly encountered networks, and design algorithms that exploit these parameters. While much of the research will be fundamental in nature, the implementation of the algorithms is an important aspect of the research plan. Collaborations with experts in other sciences will be sought to gain a deeper understanding of practical networks. The PhD project thus integrates fundamental research and practical considerations.
You are an excellent student and hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field. You also have:
Candidates of all nationalities may apply. The university is striving for gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Hence, women are especially encouraged to apply for these positions. Candidates are encouraged to mention any personal circumstances that need to be taken into account in their evaluation (parental leave, military service etc.).
In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the cao for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment yourself via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.
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Questions about the position? Please contact Dr Erik Jan van Leeuwen (Assistant Professor) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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