Application Deadlines: February 15, 2015, resp. May 15, 2015, resp. September 15, 2015, resp. February 18, 2016.
All positions have been filled.
The Doctoral Program "Discrete Mathematics" (DK) offers an advanced PhD training and research program. It is run jointly by the Austrian universities
and funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the three supporting universities.
We offer up to 22 PhD positions for up to 4 years and a gross salary of 27.900 EUR (30 hours per week). Optional teaching is compensated separately. There is additional funding for extended stays abroad. The positions are assigned to the 11 specific research projects listed below. The official language of the program is English.
The available projects and the corresponding project leaders are:
- Project 01: Random walk models
Principal investigator: Wolfgang Woess. Description of the project.
- Project 03: Additive group theory
Principal investigator: Alfred Geroldinger. Description of the project.
- Project 04: Fractal analysis
Principal investigator: Peter Grabner. Description of the project.
- Project 07: Combinatorial optimisation problems
Principal investigator: Bettina Klinz. Description of the project.
- Project 08: Number systems and fractal structures
Principal investigator: Jörg Thuswaldner. Description of the project.
- Project 09: Diophantine approximation
Principal investigator: Robert Tichy. Description of the project.
- Project 10: Subdivision in nonlinear geometries
Principal investigator: Johannes Wallner. Description of the project.
- Project 11 (NEW): (Geometric) graphs: Flip distances and crossing numbers
Principal investigator: Oswin Aichholzer. Description of the project.
- Project 12 (NEW): Exchange graphs of triangulations
Principal investigator: Karin Baur. Description of the project.
- Project 13 (NEW): Additive and combinatorial number theory
Principal investigator: Christian Elsholtz. Description of the project.
- Project 14 (NEW): Random graphs on a surface
Principal investigator: Mihyun Kang. Description of the project.
The candidates must exhibit a strong track record of mathematical studies that is equivalent to a master degree which must be valid by the beginning of the contract. Graduates from excellent bachelor programs can also be admitted, subject to additional curricular requirements.
In your application please include the following:
- curriculum vitae (CV)
- a short description of your qualifications and experience (i.e. list or transcript of courses, Diploma or Master thesis)
- a letter describing your scientific interests, possibly in connection with the offered PhD project
- your preferred research topics
- your earliest possible starting date
The candidates are encouraged to have confidential reference letters by their master thesis advisor, and if possible by one or two further internationally recognized researchers, being directly sent to discrete@TUGraz.at.
With a view towards increasing the number of female mathematicians, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Where and how to send the application
Applications should to be sent by email to:
Application shoud consist of a single pdf-file. Please merge your documents into a single pdf-file. It is possible to apply for several projects. Please specify in the e-mail and in the application to which project you're applying for.
To find out about former PhD-students in this program check out the projects pages and follow the links to their individual webpages.