PhD Positions

Flavia Chorobura

Host Institution: UPB

Duration: 36 Months

Contact person:Ion Necoara

Workpackages to which it is related: WP2, WP3, WP4

Objectives: Develop scalable optimization methods for huge-scale optimization problems using problem structure and different computational models.


I have a teacher education degree in Mathematics that I got at State University of the Central West, in my home country Brazil, in 2016. I finished my master degree in Mathematics in 2020 at Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. In my master dissertation, I worked on the design, analysis and implementation of nonmonotone derivative-free methods for nonlinear equations, with potential use in Machine Learning.

Motivation: I am interested in topics related to theory of optimization and machine learning. This PhD is a great opportunity to expand my knowledge beyond that acquired in my Master in Mathematics and acquire a lot of background to pursue a career as a researcher.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I like to go out with friends, visit new places, listen to music and watch series.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. -Marie SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE”