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Pavilion Technologies (http://www.pavtech.com), a division of Rockwell 
Automation, Inc. (http://www.rockwellautomation.com), has a research 
position available for an optimization and control scientist at its 
Austin, Texas location. The successful candidate will join a dynamic 
research team and use their skills to develop innovative solutions for 
optimization and control applications in the various businesses supported 
by Pavilion. The specific activities will focus on optimization-based 
control and contribute to the development of algorithms and software for 
fast real-time optimization and control applications for large-scale 
nonlinear processes.

Required Skills:
--Background in control systems.
--Solid background in optimization algorithms (convex optimization, 
interior point methods in particular). Of specific interest is the ability 
to develop problem specific solvers that exploit problem structure to 
achieve favorable computational properties.
--Experience with the implementation of numerical algorithms in 
computational applications.
--Good programming background with languages such as C/C++ or Java.
--Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse technical 
backgrounds and across technologies, disciplines and functions.
--Ability to effectively contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams. 

Desired Skills:
--Familiarity with real-time execution environment and interface to 
hardware.
--Creativity and motivation to find novel solutions to challenging 
problems. 

Education Requirements:
Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science specializing in one or 
more of the following: Computational efficiency of optimization 
algorithms, large-scale optimization, advanced control.

Additional Comments:
--Travel requirements are minimal.
--Compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications of the 
applicant. 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Carl Schweiger 
([log in to unmask]).

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