Postdoc Position – Optimization Methods for Educational Timetabling

    Postdoc Position - Optimization Methods for Educational Timetabling

    Postdoc Position in Optimization Methods for Educational Timetabling is available at DTU Management, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. (Computer Science Job)

    Deadline to Apply

    May 17, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Computer Science
    – Mathematics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Management,
    Technical University of Denmark,
    Contract Period21 months
    Starting date1 September 2021


    As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). The qualifications needed to excel in the postdoc are:

    • Experience with large Mixed Integer Programming Models (MIP), large measured in the number of abstract constraints and abstract variables, i.e. the constraints and variables which are expanded by e.g. modelling languages
    • Experience with large MIP’s in real constraints and real variables, more than 10 million of each.
    • Excellent programming experience, preferably in C#
    • Experience with University Timetabling optimization

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • The development and extension of an advanced parallel math heuristic, applied to a large MIP model of University Timetabling (upwards of 200 million constraints and variables)
    • Particularly, the focus will be on efficient massive parallelization (upwards of 100 cores)
    • Development of extended ITC-2019 dataformat

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. The file must include:

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications
    • List articles about educational timetabling
    • List articles about large Mixed Integer Programming models

    About Research project

    The job is to research in mathematical models and algorithms for educational university timetabling. This job should lead to publications in leading operations research journals and state of art optimization performance on known educational timetabling data instances (ITC-2019)

    About the Department

    DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals. The department’s research is divided in four divisions: Innovation, Management Science, Sustainability and Transport. Furthermore, the department hosts a UN Collaborating Centre. The UN DTU Partnership conducts research, policy analysis and advising on a global scale.

    The Operations Research section is a part of the Management Science division which currently consists of 9 faculty positions, and is thus one of the largest Operations Research groups in Europe. The section has a very strong research in Mathematical Programming and its application in areas like Shipping, Logistics, Timetabling etc.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


    Associate Professor Thomas Stidsen

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    Postdoc in Optimization Methods for Educational Timetabling

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 (GMT+9)