Umeå University, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Fellowship ID: 2216-WINSTRAT [#17241]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) on winning strategies for board games
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Umea, Vasterbottens Lan 901 03, Sweden [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/03/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/01/28, listed until 2021/03/08)
Fellowship Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics in cooperation with the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (Sweden) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the area of winning strategies for popular board games for 2 years. The expected starting date is July 1, 2021, or by agreement.

The project belongs to the broad field of game theory and focuses on the study of strategies for board games such as Mastermind, Sudoku, and Connect Four. We are interested in finding and analyzing strategies, in particular optimal winning strategies. This includes developing and implementing algorithms both for the strategies and their analysis, as well as studying the connection between these strategies and artificial intelligence techniques.

The candidate should have a PhD in mathematics, computer science or a closely related field. Very good command of the English language, good writing skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment are required.

The candidate should have a good knowledge in discrete optimization and game theory as well as good programming skills. Additional scientific expertise in theoretical computer science is considered to be an advantage. Consideration will also be given to how well the fellow’s experience and skills can complement and strengthen ongoing research at the departments.

The full announcement, including the details of how to apply, can be found at

The closing date for applications is March 8th.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Gerold Jäger (, +46-90-786 6141) or Professor Frank Drewes, ( +46-90 786 9790).

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