Two-year post-doctoral position at Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

A 24-month postdoc position is available at Sorbonne Université (Paris, France) in the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Labs (LJLL and LIP6), starting in September 2021 (or before at desired date if needed).

This position is mentored by Emmanuel Trélat and Mohab Safey El Din.

Main fields covered

Topics which will be tackled by the post-doc fellow cover computational aspects of optimal control theory, computer algebra and polynomial system solving.

The applicant will combine and develop methods from optimal control theory with algebraic methods for polynomial system solving.
We target to revisit algorithms for computing solutions to optimal control problems by strengthening the current numerical methods through algebraic, combinatorial and semi-numerical techniques.
We aim at obtaining proof-of-concept implementations which can then be used to solve applications (e.g., for motion planning).

Requirements and application

Application deadline: not later than May 1st 2021.

PhD in less than 6 years on topics related to optimal control theory or symbolic computation/computer algebra or polynomial system solving.
Skills and taste for computing and problem solving are welcome.
English speaking is mandatory.

Applications must contain: They must be sent to the following contacts.
Salary. around 50 keuros per year (before taxes) Contacts: emmanuel.trelat[@]sorbonne-universite.fr and mohab.safey[@]lip6.fr

This postdoc position is funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.