Research Fellow (Computational Surrogate Optimization in Python; Industrial Engineering)

13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidates will work with Prof. Shoemaker and her group to develop, implement and/or evaluate serial and parallel optimization algorithms for expensive black-box models. 

The optimization problem can be expected to have multiple local minima/maxima. Surrogate methods are considered also since computational efficiency for computationally expensive objectives (e.g. simulations) is greatly enhanced with surrogate algorithms and has been coupled with machine learning to solve complex problems.  Part of such algorithms are restart strategies.

The candidate will have the opportunity to develop research skills, participate in international conferences, and work on the Singapore Supercomputer (NSCC).

Job Requirements

  • PhD  in Operations Research, Industrial/Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields.
  • Extensive research experience in computational optimization and good to excellent capability in python programming.
  • Prior knowledge of Computational Surrogate Optimization is an advantage. Knowledge of alternative restart strategies is an advantage.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Industrial Systems Engineering and Management
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17796

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