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Postdoctoral Appointee - Equilibrium Constraints and Nonsmooth Optimization

Title:  Postdoctoral Appointee - Equilibrium Constraints and Nonsmooth Optimization Date Posted:  08/22/2013
Division:  Mathematics and Computer Science Date Re-posted:  
Requisition:  321238 MCS Salary:  4586-7644
Employment Category:  Temporary Pay Cycle:  Monthly
Shift:  8:30am - 5:00pm Grade:  700
Hours:  40  
Job Description
  Basic Purpose
  The proposed research will produce new nonlinear optimization methods solving nonsmooth optimization problems, such as mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints and sparse regression problems. Scalable implicit methods that build nonsmooth models from subgradients and robust sequential linearization methods will be developed. Our focus is on developing complete solvers that can be warm started and incorporate preprocessing capabilities and methods to quickly identify active sets. Implementations will be included in the open-source Toolkit for Advanced Optimization (TAO). Motivating application problems arising from energy systems and inverse problems with free-boundary partial differential equations in materials science and fusion will be provided.
  Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Considerable knowledge in nonsmooth analysis, nonsmooth optimization, or mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints. Considerable expertise in one of Matlab/C/C++/Fortran.
Good collaborative skills, including the ability to work well with other divisions, laboratories, and universities. Good communication skills.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline.
  Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
Years Since Ph.D. -- 0-1, 1-2, 2-3

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