The Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint a Research Associate for 2.5 years to join the EPSRC-funded project Solver Feedback Loops for Automated Constraint Modelling. The role is to conduct research on modelling and solving of decision and optimisation problems.
Decision and optimisation problems such as planning, scheduling, logistics, and resource allocation are ubiquitious, and providing optimized timely solutions to these difficult problems often has substantial economic value. The goal of the project is to enable automatic solving of larger and more difficult problems than currently possible. To achieve this, we will exploit solver feedback loops -- a promising technique for improving the model of a decision or optimisation problem, thus improving solver effectiveness. Rewriting a model is called reformulation, and prior work in this area has shown that reformulation can be highly effective.
The successful applicant will build on several years of research (at York and elsewhere) in model reformulation, where a constraint-based model of a decision or optimisation problem is automatically improved while also being specialised for a solver or class of solvers.
Women are underrepresented in the department, and we would welcome applications from female candidates for this role.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For informal enquiries: please contact Peter Nightingale on email@example.com
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