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jueves, 19 abril 2018

Ph.D. position in Operations Research


The Make our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) initiative is one of the components of France’s strategy in the fight against global warming. As part of this initiative, the French government will co-fund the work of 20 Ph.D. candidates conducting research on areas related to climate change and energy transition. One of the pre-selected topics deals with the application of operations research tools to the design and operation of electric bus lines. A full description of the Ph.D. thesis project can be found here: https://doctorat.campusfrance.org/CF201812446.


The thesis will be co-advised by Michel Gendreau (Polytechnique Montréal – CIRRELT), Christelle Guéret (Université d’Angers – LARIS), and Jorge E. Mendoza (Polytech Tours – LIFAT). The selected student will prepare his or her dissertation under a joint degree agreement and spend at least 24 months in Montreal and 24 months in Angers.


The ideal applicant possesses strong computer programming skills (preferably in Java) and software architecture; has advance knowledge of operations research models and methods; and is able to communicate comfortably in English. Such applicants must hold a Master degree in operations research, management science, industrial engineering, or applied mathematics. Knowledge of French is only necessary for making life more pleasant in France and Quebec but not professionally required. Citizens or permanent residents of France are not eligible.


Interested applicants should contact Pr. Christelle Guéret ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) attaching to the email: an up-to-date CV (in English), transcripts for the last two academic years, and the name and contact information of 2 professional references. Please use the tag “[MOPGA] application” as subject on the email. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018.

Jorge E. Mendoza
Maître de Conférences
Département Informatique - Polytech Tours
Co-responsable de l’équipe Recherche Opérationnelle,
Ordonnancement et Transport (ERL CNRS 7002)
Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale et Appliquée de Tours - LIFAT (EA 6300)
64 Avenue Jean Portalis
37200 Tours (France)
tel. +33 2 47 36 14 25
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