# Two years post-doctoral position at Sorbonne University,
Paris, France

A 24-month postdoc position is available at
Sorbonne University
(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 TrĂ©lat 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 mix 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:
- A detailed CV
- A research statement
- A list of 3 to 5 colleagues who would write a reference letter for you.

They must be sent to the following contacts.

**Salary.** 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.