[Opt-net] PhD position on polynomial optimization at LAAS-CNRS Toulouse (from Didier Henrion (henrion@laas.fr))

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Wed Feb 25 15:01:38 MET 2009

PhD position (September 2009-August 2012)
Numerical aspects of polynomial optimization for systems control,
supervised by D. Henrion and J. B. Lasserre at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France.

The PhD topic lies on the boundary of several branches of applied
mathematics: numerical analysis (stability of algorithms, linear algebra),
real algebraic geometry (polynomial equations and inequalities), functional
analysis (theory of moments), mathematical programming (convex optimization
over the cone of positive semidefinite matrices), with systems control
engineering applications (automatic control, linear and nonlinear dynamical
systems). At the end of the project the candidate should be able to solve
numerically some difficult problems like fixed-order robust controller
design. A good background in applied mathematics is required (numerical
analysis, functional analysis, mathematical programming), as well as a
good knowledge of the scientific computing package Matlab. Some knowledge
of systems control is welcome.

A 3-year PhD fellowship (funded by the French Ministry of Higher
Education and Research) is available for this project, interested
candidates please contact D. Henrion at henrion at laas.fr before 31 May 2009.

Didier HENRION  LAAS-CNRS  7 Av Col Roche 31077 TOULOUSE FR
Tel+33561336308 Fax+33561336936 http://www.laas.fr/~henrion

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