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PhD position in mathematical shape analysis

We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on efficient shape representations. This is a challenging area connecting geometry to numerical mathematics and with wide-ranging applications, particularly in biological and medical imaging.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,541 - € 3,247
  • Deadline 18 Jul 2022

The PhD project will be centered around implicit shape representations, including those based on neural networks. For such representations, we are interested in connecting the number of stored coefficients to the possible geometric complexity of the resulting shapes, both in theory and in practice. For the analytical aspects, the main relevant mathematical tools are differential geometry, approximation theory and measure theory. On the numerical side, we would like to use this efficiency to recover the shapes themselves from indirect measurements, such as those in inverse problems appearing in medical imaging and non-destructive testing. For this, optimization and numerical methods for differential equations also come into play.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. José A. Iglesias Martínez within the Mathematics of Imaging and AI group headed by prof. C. Brune at the Department of Applied Mathematics. Our group has geometric deep learning as one main focus and strong interdisciplinary links, in particular relating to shape analysis of cell imaging data.

Your profile

  • You have, or will shortly acquire, an MSc degree in mathematics;
  • You have a strong background in analysis, geometry, or numerical analysis;
  • You are motivated to sustain a theoretical focus while working in an application-driven area;
  • You are proficient in English.

Our offer

  • As a PhD student at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating and exciting scientific environment;
  • An active research group, bridging applied and pure mathematics;
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU);
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.541,- (first year) to € 3.247,- (fourth year);
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme;
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid);
  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision;
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other staff.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application before July 19, 2022 via the ‘Apply now’ button below and include:

We particularly encourage/support female applicants to apply.

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. José A. Iglesias Martínez jose.iglesias@utwente.nl

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The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Iglesias Martínez, J. A. (José)

Iglesias Martínez, J. A. (José)
Assistant Professor

Iglesias Martínez, J. A. (José)
Assistant Professor

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