The IBS Discrete Mathematics Group (DIMAG) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Due: December 5, 2021)

The IBS Discrete Mathematics Group (DIMAG) in Daejeon, Korea invites applications for two postdoctoral research fellowship positions.

URL: https://dimag.ibs.re.kr/hiring/

DIMAG is a research group that was established in December 1, 2018 at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), led by Prof. Sang-il Oum. DIMAG is located at the headquarters of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Daejeon, South Korea, a city of 1.5 million people. 

The position is available for individuals who are within the first five years after obtaining their Ph.D. at the date of appointment or expecting to obtain a Ph.D. within three months from the date of appointment. Successful candidates for postdoctoral research fellowship positions will be new or recent Ph.D.’s with outstanding research potential in all fields of discrete mathematics with emphasis on structural graph theory, extremal graph theory, combinatorial optimization, matroid theory, or fixed-parameter tractable algorithms.

This appointment is for two years, and the starting salary is no less than KRW 57,000,000. The appointment is one time renewable up to 3 years in total contingent upon the outstanding performance of the researcher. The expected appointment date is September 1, 2022. This is a purely research position and will have no teaching duties.

A complete application packet should include:

  1. AMS standard cover sheet (preferred) or cover letter (PDF format)
  2. Curriculum vitae including a publication list (PDF format)
  3. Research statement (PDF format)
  4. Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information (PDF file)
  5. At least 3 recommendation letters

For full consideration, applicants should email items 1, 2, 3, and 4 and arrange their recommendation letters emailed to dimag@ibs.re.kr by December 5, 2021, Sunday

Recommendations letters forwarded by an applicant will not be considered.

DIMAG encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

In the unlikely event of closing the group, the employment contract will be terminated accordingly. For Korean citizens who have not yet completed their military duty: IBS는 병역특례지정기관입니다. IBS is a designated institute for alternative military service.

Jinha Kim (김진하) is awarded the Excellence Award for Young Scientist (미래인재상) by Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations (KOFWST, 한국여성과학기술단체총연합회). Congratulations!

On November 19, 2021, Jinha Kim (김진하) of the IBS Discrete Mathematics Group received the Excellence Award for Young Scientist (미래인재상) by Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations (KOFWST, 한국여성과학기술단체총연합회). This award was created to recognize woman scientists and engineers who have the potentials to elevate the nation’s competitiveness in science through great passion, dedication, and remarkable achievement in their work. Congratulations!

Jaehoon Kim (김재훈) gave a talk on a sufficient condition for a 2-complex to have a unique embedding in a 3-dimensional space, which is a 3-dimensional analog of Whitney’s theorem on the uniqueness of planar embeddings of a 3-connected graph at the Discrete Math Seminar

On November 9, 2021, Jaehoon Kim (김재훈) from KAIST gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on a 3-dimensional analog of Whitney’s theorem on the uniqueness of planar embeddings of a 3-connected graph. The title of his talk was “2-complexes with unique embeddings in 3-space“.

Martin Milanič gave an online talk on a variation of tree-width of graphs by measuring the width of a tree-decomposition by the size of the largest stable set in a bag at the Virtual Discrete Math Colloquium

On November 5, 2021, Martin Milanič from the University of Primorska, Slovenia gave an online talk at the Virtual Discrete Math Colloquium on a variation of tree-width by measuring the width of a tree-decomposition by the size of the largest stable set in a bag and its algorithmic applications to the maximum weight stable set. The title of his talk was “Tree Decompositions with Bounded Independence Number“.

DIMAG had the online workshop “Young Researchers in Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics” on October 20-22, 2021.

On October 20-22, 2021, DIMAG had an online workshop “Young Researchers in Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics” organized by Tuan Tran and Casey Tompkins. There were 7 invited talks a day for three days.

Invited Speakers & Program

Oct. 20 Wednesday 4 PM (KST) – 8 PM (KST)

  • Andrzej Grzesik (Jagiellonian University): Degenerated generalized Turán numbers of cycles, 4:00-4:25
  • Jan Volec (Czech Technical University): Existence of common graphs with large chromatic number, 4:30-4:55
  • Balázs Patkós (Rényi Institute): Vector sum-intersection theorems, 5:00-5:25
  • István Tomon (ETH Zurich): Small doubling, atomic structure and ℓ-divisible set families, 5:30-5:55
  • Michael Anastos (Freie Universität Berlin): Longest Cycles in Sparse Random Graphs and Where to Find Them, 6:30-6:55
  • Adam Zsolt Wagner (Tel Aviv University): Constructions in combinatorics via neural networks, 7:00-7:25
  • Yelena Yuditsky (Université libre de Bruxelles): On multicolor Ramsey numbers and subset-coloring of hypergraphs, 7:30-7:55

Oct. 21 Thursday 4 PM (KST) – 8 PM (KST)

  • Kevin Hendrey (IBS Discrete Mathematics Group): Extremal functions for sparse minors, 4:00-4:25
  • Simona Boyadzhiyska (Freie Universität Berlin): Ramsey simplicity of random graphs, 4:30-4:55
  • Shagnik Das (National Taiwan University): Schur’s Theorem in randomly perturbed sets, 5:00-5:25
  • Tony Huynh (Monash University): Subgraph densities in minor-closed classes (and beyond), 5:30-5:55
  • Ander Lamaison (Masaryk University): Hypergraphs with minimum uniform Turán density, 6:30-6:55
  • Ben Lund (IBS Discrete Mathematics Group): Maximal 3-wise intersecting families, 7:00-7:25
  • Liana Yepremyan (London School of Economics): Enumerating independent sets in Abelian Cayley graphs, 7:30-7:55

Oct. 22 Friday 4 PM (KST) – 8 PM (KST)

  • Andrey Kupavskii (CNRS): Binary scalar products, 4:00-4:25
  • Dániel Gerbner (Rényi Institute): Exact results for generalized Turán problems, 4:30-4:55
  • Oliver Janzer (University of Cambridge): Tiling with monochromatic bipartite graphs of bounded maximum degree, 5:00-5:25
  • Nika Salia (Rényi Institute): Pósa-type results for Berge Hypergraphs, 5:30-5:55
  • Debsoumya Chakraborti (IBS Discrete Mathematics Group): Mixing time and expanders, 6:30-6:55
  • Wei-Tian Li (National Chung Hsing University): Ramsey Properties for V-shaped Posets in the Boolean Lattices, 7:00-7:25
  • Dimitry Zakharov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology): Zero subsums in vector spaces over finite fields, 7:30-7:55