University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Position ID: 2690-PD [#17614]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States
Subject Area: Mathematical Optimization
Application Deadline: 2021/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/21)
Position Description:    

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We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to work on the DOE-funded project "MACSER: Multifaceted Mathematics for Rare, High Impact Events in Complex Energy and Environment Systems."

The MACSER project seeks to investigate mathematical foundations that support the design, analysis, planning and operation of energy and environment systems impacted by rare, high-impact random events. The project includes a wide range of topics including stochastic and dynamic optimization, nonlinear/nonconvex optimization, space-time data analysis, rare event simulation, and computational and modeling frameworks. The initial appointment will be for one year, with possibility of renewal. Funds for presenting completed work at relevant conferences and events will be provided.

The successful candidate will conduct research in collaboration with members of the MACSER project at UW-Madison. The PI's at UW-Madison are Profs. Michael Ferris, Jeff Linderoth, Jim Luedtke, Line Roald, Steve Wright, and Victor Zavala. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at other sites of the MACSER project (see

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in engineering, energy systems, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field, with expertise in mathematical optimization. Additional desirable qualities include the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team; good communication skills; and interest in applications related to the electricity grid.

The University of Wisconsin is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and applications are strongly encouraged from women and underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for three references. In their cover letter, applicants should indicate possible start dates. Review is ongoing, and the positions will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the position, please send an email to

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