[Proof Complexity] PhD Student Position (f/m/d) mathematics, Berlin, Germany

Pipa von Lünde pipa.von.luende at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 10:50:43 CEST 2023

Dear List Members,

The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
<https://www.wias-berlin.de/> (WIAS) is an institute of the
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB comprises seven non-university
research institutes in Berlin which are funded by the federal and state
governments. The research institutes belong to the Leibniz Association

WIAS invites applications for a *PhD Student Position (f/m/d) (Ref. 23/14) *in
the Research Group "Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Operator Equations"
(Head: Prof. Dr. M. Hintermüller) starting as soon as possible.

The position is tied to project: "Stochastic gradient methods for almost
sure state constraints for optimal control of gas flow under uncertainty",
a subproject of the collaborative research center TRR 154: Mathematical
Modeling, Simulation and Optimization Using the Example of Gas Networks.
The collaborative research center is an interdisciplinary endeavor between
the Weierstrass Institute, Humboldt University of Berlin, Technical
University of Berlin, Technical University of Darmstadt, and
Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen Nuremberg.

The goal of this project is the development of stochastic gradient methods
for the treatment of almost sure state constraints. Such constraints arise
for example in the nomination validation of gas networks under uncertain
demands but also play a role in the transition towards future hydrogen
networks. A focus of the project is the consideration of sequences of
relaxed problems intertwined with the stochastic gradient method and a
rigorous mathematical convergence analysis of the resulting methods.

We are looking for candidates with a master’s degree in mathematics or a
closely related field with a strong background in optimization and partial
differential equations. Prior knowledge in stochastic optimization, optimal
control, or stochastic analysis is beneficial.

The appointment is limited until 30.06.2026. The reduced work schedule is
29.25 hours per week, and the salary is according to the German TVöD Bund

Please follow the instructions at
how to apply.

Pipa von Lünde

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