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 Trélat and Mohab Safey El Din.
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).
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
Skills and taste for computing and problem solving are welcome.
English speaking is mandatory.
This postdoc position is funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.