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Vacancy - PhD position in stochastic processes, Eindhoven University of Technology

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Vacancy - PhD position in stochastic processes, Eindhoven University of Technology

Δημοσίευση από paterask Την / Το Δευ 22 Σεπ 2014 - 12:55

Job opening

The Stochastics Section of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology invite applications for a four-year Ph.D. position in the area of Applied Probability and Stochastic Networks to begin (preferably) in Fall 2014. The starting date can be further discussed with interested applicants.


The research topic is in applied probability and stochastic networks, focusing on a class of mathematical models that are important in the performance analysis of networks, such as communication, computer, and manufacturing systems. We analyse systems with multiple interacting layers that share limited resources, where the degree of resource sharing is limited by necessity (e.g. a buffer in a computer network) or by choice (e.g. to guarantee a minimal performance level). The goal of the proposed research is to develop asymptotic and algorithmic techniques to study the performance of such layered networks. The overall aim is to make fundamental advances in the area of stochastic networks.


Preference will be given to candidates in any branch of applied mathematics and to candidates from a different background (e.g. engineering) but with strong mathematical foundation. Research experience will be highly valued. Strong knowledge of applied probability and analysis is highly desirable.

The successful applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering Sciences or related fields. All applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Proficiency in English is also required.


The project will be carried out at the department of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU/e. M&CS has a vibrant international environment, with 46% of the scientific staff being non-Dutch nationals and more than 100 PhD candidates. It has extensive experience in helping new (foreign) employees settle in.

The research team consists of the candidate, Prof. Sem  Borst, Dr. Maria  Vlasiou,  and Prof. Bert Zwart. In addition, collaboration with Dr. Jiheng Zhang from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is expected and funds are provided for several visits.

Terms of employment

PhD candidates are appointed as temporary university employees for a four-year period (based on an initial one-year contract, with a three-year extension after a positive evaluation as to whether the research is expected to result in a PhD degree after four years).

The terms of employment are governed by the Collective Labour Agreement of Universities in The Netherlands, with a monthly salary starting at 2083 Euro in the first year, and increasing to 2664 Euro in the fourth year, and an additional 8% holiday allowance and 8% end-of-year bonus. An extensive fringe benefits package is included. Further details can be found  here. Additional budget allows for extensive research visits abroad and conference attendance.

For information regarding the university, please visit the website of  TU/e.  Here  you can find information about the sports facilities on campus. Information about Eindhoven can be found  here. The international office provides support with administration and housing to foreign nationals and their spouses.

Procedure and information

In order to apply, please send a detailed curriculum vitae summary and a brief cover letter motivating your interest to Dr. Maria Vlasiou.  Upon selection, letters of recommendation, evaluating the candidate's research experience, will be required from two or more references. Please include the contact information of at least two references in your submitted material.

For further information and inquiries, you may contact: Sem Borst,, +31 40 247 5105

Dr. Maria Vlasiou,, +31 40 247 5185

Prof.dr. Bert Zwart,, +31 20 592 4018

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