Assistant professor position at the Division for Applied Mathematics at Linköping University.

About the position

The major task for this position is fundamental research in mathematical optimisation for machine learning. The research is expected to address fundamental theoretical and computational aspects of nonlinear programming, which are of importance for advancements in machine learning.

The position is funded by WASP (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program) that provides support for the salary of the assistant professor and the recruitment of either two postdocs (2 years each) or one PhD student (4 years).

The position has a tenure track period of 5 years, of which 80% is dedicated to research and 20% is for teaching and administrative tasks. The assistant professor is expected to develop collaborations across institutional boundaries inside and outside the university and within WASP, and to apply for external research funding. In particular, it is expected to explore possible research collaborations with the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL) in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

The Optimisation Group at the Department of Mathematics at Linköping University has a long tradition of being one of the most notable groups in Scandinavia. The group includes two full professors, two senior associate professors, and one assistant lecturer. A characteristic of the group is that we address fundamental mathematical and algorithmic topics within optimisation as well as a variety of applications. The optimisation expertise includes linear, network, nonlinear, and discrete optimisation, and especially techniques using duality and decomposition. Current application areas are within medicine, healthcare, systems engineering, logistics, and transportation.

At Linköping University, mathematical optimisation is taught in almost all engineering programmes, and we offer a wide range of courses on both Bachelor and Master level. There are several active research projects, some focused on basic science while others are more applied or interdisciplinary. The group participates in important strategic research programmes such as WASP and ELLIIT ( and have research projects together with strong industrial partners.

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