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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Job openings relevant to algorithmic game theory, Netherlands

Below are two job opening at CWI relevant to those interested in 
algorithmic game theory:

Postdoc position at CWI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization group (PNA1) at the
Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, has an open position for a postdoc for a period of one
year in the area of (preferably algorithmic) mechanism design.

The position has to be filled by the end of this year.  Research will
take place in the nationally funded project ``Distributed
Implementations of Adaptive Collective Decision Making'' (DIACoDeM).
The project employs three postdocs from three groups at CWI: PNA1,
Coordination Languages (SEN3) and Computational Intelligence and
Multi-agent Games (SEN4).

Further information about the project can be obtained from Prof.
Krzysztof R. Apt,  For more information about the
research carried out in the PNA1 group see under

Applicants are expected to have a proven research experience in
mechanism design and/or theory of strategic games.

Terms of employment

The salary and terms of employment are in accordance with the
``CAO-onderzoekinstellingen" and are based on qualifications. Moreover,
CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexibility and
initial help with housing for foreigners.

Information and application

Applications, mentioning ``DIACoDeM Project", with enclosures a
curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a list of references
should be send by March 15th, 2007 to K.R. Apt,


Tenure track position in algorithmic game theory
within the group 'Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization' of the
CWI Department 'Probability, Networks and Algorithms'.

The applicant is an independent researcher with a demonstrated record
of international top-quality fundamental research in algorithmic game
theory. The applicant also has the intention and ability to search for
project funding, and to eventually build up a research group.

CWI is the national research institute for mathematics and computer
science in the Netherlands. CWI performs frontier research in
mathematics and computer science and transfers new knowledge in these
fields to society in general and trade and industry in particular. CWI
recently presented as its strategy for the coming years to concentrate
its efforts on four socially relevant themes. One of them is "Societal
Logistics" in which algorithmic game theory takes a central position.

The research group 'Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization'
performs fundamental and applied research in combinatorics,
optimization, algorithmics and complexity. Focal points include
combinatorial optimization, integer and semidefinite programming,
graph and matroid theory, networks, computational molecular biology,
geometric and algebraic techniques in combinatorics and, more
recently, algorithmic game theory.

The vacant position is also created in the context of the national
research network 'DIAMANT', which stands for "Discrete, Interactive,
and Algorithmic Mathematics, Algebra and Number Theory". This includes
research groups at three Dutch universities and at the CWI.

Terms of employment

The vacancy concerns a tenure-track position, with an initial
appointment of three years. Depending on the candidate's experience,
different terms of appointment can be discussed. The salary and terms
of employment are in accordance with the "CAO-onderzoekinstellingen"
and are based on qualifications. Moreover, CWI offers attractive
working conditions, including flexibility and initial help with
housing for foreigners.

Information and application

Please send your application to the following address: Bert Gerards
Head of CWI Department 'Probability, Networks and Algorithms' &
Coordinator Societal Logistics
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
P.O. Box 94079
1090 GB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

You can also contact him for further information on this position.

An application should consist of a cover letter, a research statement,
a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three

There is no deadline for applications. We will evaluate the
applications at regular time intervals as they come in. The position
will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.