The Department of Mathematics and Computer science at the University of Basel is looking for a PhD student to work in the area of optimization and machine learning in the new research group led by Prof. A. Lucchi. Starting date around January 2022.

Research areas:
  • Development of algorithms and convergence guarantees for large-scale optimization
  • Theory of deep learning models
  • Stochastic differential equations for optimization

Tasks include:

  • Conduct research in the field of applied mathematics and computer science
  • Write research papers, articles, and present results at leading international conferences.
  • Interact with national and international teams of mathematicians and computer scientists Position available starting in January 2022 (position may begin later in the spring or summer based on agreement).


  • Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in mathematics or computer science with an emphasis on theory. Additional requirements includes outstanding academic record, very strong mathematics background, experience with research is not required but is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (spoken and written) are required.


Application to be sent to and application should be a single pdf file containing the following files:

  • Curriculum vitae (including list of publications if applicable)
  • Scanned transcripts of bachelor and master’s degree
  • Contact info (no direct recommendation letters) for peers that can recommend you
  • Latest thesis (and/or one of your publications if applicable)
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Basel
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Mathematics, Computer Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline September 4th, 2021

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