Ph.D. Position in Algorithms And Complexity (Austria) Deadline: Feb.20, 2019

Technische Universität Wien, Vienna

Application Deadline

Feb.20, 2019

Program Commencement

September 2019

Duration of the Program

3 Years

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Program Details

Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien or TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, the university has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

The Algorithms and Complexity group at the University calls applications for a fully funded research assistant position (PhD student). The Algorithm and Complexity group is part of the Institute of Logic and Computation of the Faculty of Informatics. The group’s research is concerned with the development and analysis of efficient algorithms for hard computational problems arising in a wide range of practical applications, as well as the establishment of theoretical limits of algorithmic approaches. 

 The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Stefan Szeider. The following are some possible research topics:

  • Studying the parameterized complexity of problems arising in Logic and AI
  • Solving combinatorial problems via SAT encodings or related methods
  • Speeding up algorithms with machine-learning methods

Eligibility/ Requirements

Candidates with a Master’s degree/ diploma in Computer Science or related disciplines with a good grade may apply. Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more details, informal inquiries may be made with Prof Szeider.

Application Process

The application should be sent to

The application should include

  • the candidate’s CV
  • an abstract of the diploma/masters thesis
  • a short motivation letter
  • two letters of recommendation (all five items in a single pdf file; letters of recommendation can also be sent directly).

The application should also mention possible starting dates. A first screening of applications will start on February 20, 2019.

The position is available immediately, a starting date until Fall 2019 is intended.

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