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prof. dr. E. (Etienne) de Klerk

Full Professor 

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research

PhD position available


A PhD position is available on the project "Polynomial optimization problems in Operations Research and Finance".

This project forms part of the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Action Innovative Training Network POEMA (Polynomial Optimization, Efficiency through Moments and Algebra), that is a research and training network funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. POEMA involves 11 academic and industrial partners and three associate partners.


The PhD position advertised here is one of 15 PhD positions in the POEMA network. 

Starting date: around October 1st, 2019

Application website: 

Deadline: Around May/June 2019, but please apply asap.

Details about MINOA may be found at:

PhD project description:


Applications in Operations Research include logistic problems, such as developing practical approaches for the urban network clustering problem using binary polynomial optimization (in cooperation with IBM Research via secondment). The applications in Finance are centered on portfolio optimization (in cooperation with experts in Finance at Tilburg University). Focus on the quadratic assignment problem (QAP) and the binary portfolio optimization problem in order to provide new solution approaches for such problems.


My area of expertise is mathematical programming, which is part of the field of Operations Research.


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Last amended: 30 November 2018