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Postdoctoral Research position in Algorithmic Game Theory

A new postdoctoral position in Algorithmic Game Theory is available in connection to research project »Efficient Decentralised Approaches in Algorithmic Game Theory« funded by an EPSRC grant. The project supports a postdoctoral research position at the University of Warwick (EPSRC grant EP/G069034/1, PI: Prof. Artur Czumaj), and in addition another similar position is available at the University of Liverpool. The project is designed to support strong collaborative links between the sites, and in addition to develop collaborations with leading external researchers, both in algorithms and computational complexity and in game theory.

The post-doc in Warwick will be based in the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) at the University of Warwick. At Liverpool the position will be based in the Economics and Computing Research Group of Prof. Paul Goldberg.

PIs: Prof. Artur Czumaj (University of Warwick) and Prof. Paul Goldberg (University of Liverpool); co-investigators: Prof. Leslie Ann Goldberg and Dr. Piotr Krysta.

We are looking for highly qualified candidates with a PhD degree (or expecting to get one very soon) in algorithmic game theory, or a related field. Ideally, applicants should show evidence that they are developing a strong track record of publication in this research field.

The emphasis of the research is to analyze models of decentralized interaction in game-theoretic settings, and the impact of decentralization on the computational task of reaching a solution. Topics include:

  • Nash equilibrium computation
  • Alternative solution concepts
  • Compact representations of games with large numbers of players
  • Models of decentralized interaction

For more information about the post, please contact Artur Czumaj at A dot Czumaj at warwick dot ac dot uk.

For research contributions of DIMAP in the area of Algorithmic Game Theory, see our brief research description.
The post-holder will be also welcome to collaborate with world-leading scientists from the Warwick Department of Economics and Warwick Business School.

See the official Warwick advert for details of how to apply. (The closing date was July 17, 2009, and so it's close now!)

Salary: approx. £30K

Fixed term contract for up to 3 years

Starting date: October 1st, 2009 or shortly afterwards

To apply, go to the official advert web page and follow the instructions available there. (Apologies: the deadline was on July 17, 2009, and so this call is closed.)