August 24, 2011 - 03:12 — Anonymous

Organization:

Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

Email:

setzer@mia.uni-saarland.de

Job Description:

A PhD studentship is available at the Department of Mathematics and Computer science, Saarland University, Germany.

We are seeking a qualified PhD student for the project "Nonlinear eigenproblems for high-dimensional data analysis" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Project overview:

The computation of eigenvectors and eigenvalues in the linear eigenproblem

is well studied and a large portfolio of methods taking into account different

kinds of structure of the corresponding matrices exists.

However, a large number of problems in machine learning and statistics and other domains

can naturally be formulated as nonlinear eigenproblems. In order to use the rich

structure of nonlinear eigenproblems in applications, similar to the ease of linear

eigenproblems, the goal of this research project is the development of a general framework

for the computation of nonlinear eigenvectors and the application of this framework

for different problems in data analysis.

We are looking for a motivated student with a master/diploma in mathematics, computer science or physics.

A strong analytic background as well as programming skills (C/Matlab) are required.

In particular, knowledge in at least one of the following fields is mandatory: convex optimization, functional analysis, machine learning/statistics.

The duration of the project will be 3 years with a salary of 75% TV-L E13.

The deadline for application is September 30, 2011.

Please send your application (preferably per email) to

Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein

Machine Learning Group

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Campus E 1.1

66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

E-mail: hein@cs.uni-sb.de

or

Dr. Simon Setzer

Mathematical Image Analysis Group

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Campus E 1.1

66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

E-mail: setzer@mia.uni-saarland.de

Job Categories:

Graduate student fellowships

Deadline for Application:

Sep 30 2011