Two student assistantships available for supercomputing projects on mathematical optimization.

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Two student assistantships available for supercomputing projects on mathematical optimization.

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I am looking for two masters students to work on several exciting projects related to COVID-19. Students will be supported for 10hours/week; depending on performance and interest, the number of hours can be increased to 19hours/week. Tasks involve running existing code (available in GAMS) on a supercomputer. The student will design Python or C code to run the optimization model using available data, and collect and organize the results.
Very good knowledge of Python and C for a supercomputer, demonstrated by past experience is required. Knowledge of GAMS is a plus. A lecture on optimization is a plus as well.
Excellent bachelors students will also be considered.

The project is funded by a grant I have from the Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency.

If your other commitments do not allow you to receive funding but you are interested in collaborating for writing scientific articles together, please also send me an email.
Position is immediately available.

No prior knowledge of biology or epidemiology is essential. The student would work closely and directly with the supervisor.

Apply with a single pdf containing (i) FAU transcript, (ii) contact details of a reference willing to send an informal letter on your behalf (no direct letters), (iii) past experience relevant to position.

Professional group: Student Assistants (Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate)
The field of activity includes: Masters, outstanding Bachelors students can also apply

We have a large scale mixed-integer optimization program that we solve using a decomposition scheme. Code in GAMS is available for the optimization model as well as the decomposition scheme. Tasks involve running the code with a script that the student would develop on a supercomputer for different data values.

Notwendige Qualifikation

Excellent knowledge of Python or C

Wünschenswerte Qualifikation

Sufficient knowledge of English. Knowledge of GAMS is a plus, but not a requirement. Knowledge of parallel programming is desirable.


Depending on the student’s interest – these are not requirements - I offer several opportunities to further develop the student’s career:

1. develop the research into articles with the student as a co-author,

2. collaborate with one of the world’s leading group of scientists in the fight against COVID-19 (,

3. write a master thesis on the same topic.



Two student assistantships available for supercomputing projects on mathematical optimization.
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Kontaktperson für weitere Informationen
Dr. Bismark Singh
Telefon: 09131 85-67186
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik (Gemischt-ganzzahlige lineare und nichtlineare Optimierung)
Cauerstraße 11
91058 Erlangen Bayern

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