PhD position in Structural and Algorithmic Aspects of Preference-based Problems in Social Choice

We invite applications for a PhD position (3 years with the possibility of extension), working with the Assistant Professor Jiehua Chen at the Vienna University of Technology (Technische Universität Wien – TU Wien), Vienna, Austria.

The PhD position is available for the WWTF research project (Vienna Science and Technology Fund) titled Structural and Algorithmic Aspects of Preference-based Problems in Social Choice.

The research topics include voting, structured preferences, stable matching (matchings under preferences) with a focus on parameterized and approximation algorithm design.

The details of the research project are available here.

  • The PhD position entails an employment contract.
  • The position is available immediately and the starting date is quite flexible. 
  • Applicants with a solid background in areas such as algorithm design (including BUT NOT LIMITED to parameterized algorithms and approximation algorithms), computational complexity, and/or discrete mathematics are welcome to apply.

Please send your application, including

  • your academic CV,
  • a motivation letter, including an explanation of your research interests,
  • your Master’s thesis and
  • a list of subjects studied, giving sufficient details and grades/marks obtained

directly to Jiehua Chen:

(If possible all in a single PDF file)

For informal inquiries you can also contact via the above email address.



LOCATION: Vienna, Austria

SALARY: The PhD candidates receive an employment contract for the initial period of 3 years

DEADLINE: July, 31, 2020


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