PhD candidate in Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics (UvA) | Networks


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PhD candidate in Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics (UvA)

The KdV Institute offers a PhD position on the topic of Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics under the supervision of Dr Viresh Patel. The successful candidate will be part of the group Discrete Mathematics (Prof. Lex Schrijver, Dr Guus Regts, Dr Viresh Patel, two postdocs and three PhD students). The candidate will also be part of NETWORKS. 


Possible directions for research include but are not limited to:

  • extremal graph theory and combinatorics;

  • probabilistic methods in combinatorics;

  • algorithms (in particular the Travelling Salesman Problem).



Applicants should have (or expect to soon have) a masters degree in mathematics (or a substantial component in mathematics) and should have an interest in graph theory, combinatorics or a closely related topic. Proficiency in English is a requirement.


About the Korteweg - de Vries Institute

The Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde (KdV Institute) is the mathematical research institute of the Faculty of Science of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The KdV Institute offers a stimulating scientific environment in which research focuses mainly within the research programmes:

  1. Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics;
  2. Pure, Applied and Numerical Analysis, and
  3. Stochastics.

It also provides the lecturers and instructors for the mathematics teaching within the Science faculty. The KdV Institute participates in the NWO research clusters GQT, STAR, NDNS+ and DIAMANT and in the Gravity programme NETWORKS. There is formal (and informal) cooperation with the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the VU University, and with Eurandom in Eindhoven. KdVI counts about 30 staff members and 40 postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates.


More information and application procedure

For more information and the application procedure, see the website of the University of Amsterdam




Closing Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017