The Department of Operations Analytics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam studies how data can be transformed into better decisions for a variety of processes and operations. Research efforts are aimed at analyzing data-driven decision-making problems arising in industry and society, in particular related to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sustainability and Networks. By examining the mathematical structure and properties of these decision-making problems and by developing novel data analysis and optimization methods, the Department wants to offer academic and practical insights on how to tackle contemporary challenges.
We are offering a 5-year fully-funded Ph.D. position on optimizing network flow dynamics. This project will assess the quality and computational tractability of dynamic equilibria and the optimal flow and develop algorithms to compute them. This will lead to a better modelling and understanding of congestion, which is necessary for and contributes to the development of tools that improve efficiency and reduce costs, travel times and environmental impact. More details on the topic can be found at:https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/index.php/s/UYq9pjNqa5LXngy
As a Ph.D. student on this project your main tasks and responsibilities are:
- to develop new ideas and insights which will lead to international publications and a Ph.D. thesis
- to actively participate in international conferences and contribute to projects with academic and industrial partners
- to assist in teaching activities of the department
If you share our enthusiasm for the academic challenges and relevance of proposed research topic and meet the requirements below, then we encourage you to apply.