Vacancies

Postdoc on the subject of Agent Systems, Dynamic Planning, and Logistics

The research is part of a larger project, Scalable Interoperabiliy in Information Systems for Agile Supply Chains (SIISASC). The overall objective of SIISASC is to create pipeline interoperability in supply chains based on a federated approach, in which autonomous entities (e.g. organizations) are able to dynamically (re)plan their logistics activities. The project is in cooperation with TU Delft, TNO, and the companies Descartes and LogIT Systems. The project consists of fundamental research with an eye on applications and is carried out together with the partners. The project is funded by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

PhD Student on the subject of Agent Systems and Smart Energy Grids

Our energy system is transforming into a sustainable system. Especially important for potential innovations are the use and the holistic use of energy types electricity and heat. This is amongst others due to the increasing role of electricity, and because heat often is a large side product (waste) as well as one of the important reasons for energy demand.

Postdoc on the subject of Network Games with Combinatorial Structures

The goal of this project is to study the computation and inefficiency of equilibria in strategic games on networks. One key aspect is to identify combinatorial structures that allow for the efficient computation of equilibria with provable inefficiency guarantees. Another key aspect is to investigate the potential of exploiting combinatorial structures to develop coordination mechanisms that reduce the inefficiency caused by selfish behavior.

Postdoc / Postdoctoral Researcher on the subject of the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory

This position involves research into the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory, in close cooperation with Prof. Ronald de Wolf. Specifically, the project will focus on the development of new quantum algorithms and the analysis of their complexity, development of new quantum communication protocols and the role entanglement plays in such protocols, and applications of quantum techniques to problems in classical computer science and mathematics.

PhD Student on Computational Modelling of Lightning

You will have the opportunity to advance our understanding of lightning dynamics through physical modelling and computational science. Central questions for the PhD projects include: When and how do electric discharges grow until they finally form the visible lightning channel? Why do negative discharges propagate in steps and positive ones continuously? How much can electrons be accelerated at the tips of growing lightning channels, and can this mechanism explain terrestrial gamma-ray flashes emitted by thunderstorms?