PhD Mathematics - Neural Networks

University Wuerzburg
Job Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

PhD/Dissertation Position in Mathematics

Institut für Mathematik der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Applications are invited for a

(1+2)-years PhD position

on part time (50 %) at the Chair for Scientific Computing, Institute for Mathematics of the Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg, Germany. The compensation is based on the civil service collective agreement as per TV-L.

The goals of the PhD work are to develop and analyse Neural Networks with stochastic weights using numerical and analytical tools including optimisation, control theory, and statistics, and to apply the resulting methodologies to implement efficient learning procedures for solving inverse problems governed by differential models.

This research will be carried out promoting collaboration between mathematics, natural and social sciences, and medicine. The PhD candidate is expected to attend courses appropriate to the aforementioned goals.

For additional information concerning the reserach activities of the Chair of Scientific Computing see

PhD Applicants must hold a Master Degree in Mathematics (Informatics, Natural Sciences, Engineering) with distinct interests in the topics mentioned above.

Applicants should send (via e-mail) an application letter with a statement of scientific interests, their Curriculum Vitae (including a complete list of exams and corresponding grades), the MSc or Diploma Thesis, bibliography of published work (if any), a letter of recommendation, and names andemail-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide additional references. These documents should be sent as a unique PDF file.

The proposed starting date is January 1st, 2019, or soon thereafter. Application should be submitted well in advance to account for the preparation of all the documents/paper work. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage female candidates to apply. In case of essentially equal qualifications, candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your application to:

Prof. Dr. Alfio Borzi

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Institut für Mathematik

Lehrstuhl für Mathematik IX

(Wissenschaftliches Rechnen - Scientific Computing)


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