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Two PhD positions are available at the Department of Computer Science,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL), Czech Technical University in
Prague starting in September 2019.

One PhD position is available under the co-supervision of Drs.
Vyacheslav Kungurtsev (Czech Technical University) and Jakub Marecek
(IBM Research -- Ireland). The focus will be on incorporating methods
from control engineering in algorithms for non-convex optimization,
such as in the training deep neural networks, as well as incorporating
methods in machine learning for optimization-based process 
control engineering. Correspondingly, we are
seeking applicants with a masters degree in Mathematics, Informatics,
Control Engineering, Computer Science, or working towards one. 
We encourage applicants who have a 
familiarity with at least some of: 1) Machine learning , 
2) Linear control theory (PID, integral-quadratic
controllers, etc.) 3) Nonlinear control theory 4) Continuous
optimization. 

One PhD student position is available in the Department of Computer
Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical
University in Prague, under the co-supervision of Drs. Vyacheslav
Kungurtsev (Czech Technical University), Jakub Marecek (IBM
Research -- Ireland), and Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS). 
The focus will be on semidefinite programming,
which is a branch of convex optimization with extensive applications
in control engineering, power systems, signal processing, and
statistics. Potential topics include those related to time-dependent
problems, semidefinite programming under uncertainty, distributed
solvers, and solvers specialised to low-rank problem, with details to
be agreed upon. Correspondingly, we are seeking applicants with a
Masters degree in Mathematics, Informatics, Computer Science, or
similar, or working towards one, and with programming experience in
MATLAB. 

Funding is available for an internationally competitive
salary and travel expenses for four years.

Requests for further information and applications, including a cover
letter and a CV, should be addressed to Dr. Vyacheslav Kungurtsev
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