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Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Givens Associates

Developing innovative techniques in numerical computing and computational mathematics

The Givens Associate positions are intended to encourage graduate students who are beginning careers in numerical analysis or computational mathematics.

Application Deadline: March 1

Candidates must be in an accredited Ph.D. program in applied mathematics, computer science, computational science, or a related field at a U.S. university. Givens Associates will work actively with MCS scientists designing, analyzing, and implementing numerical algorithms. 

We explore three main areas:
  1. state-of-the-art techniques – including computer decision algorithms, automatic differentiation, and performance tuning – that will fully exploit high-performance computing and lay the groundwork for new scientific insights;
  2. new approaches to mathematical modeling and numerical simulations to study multiphysics, multiscale phenomena focusing on PDE and ODE solvers, discretizations, uncertainty quantification, and stochastic approaches; and
  3.  incorporation of new numerical methods into portable, high-performance software, and testing of that software in large-scale simulations of interest to the scientific community, including the areas of data analysis and optimization. 

Appointments are made for 10 to 12 summer weeks and may be renewed for a second summer. During the appointment period, participants receive a stipend of $4,300 to $4,500 per month, depending on experience level. Please be advised that federal/state income taxes will be withheld from the stipend and the stipend amount includes funding to pay for lodging costs. Transportation expenses are reimbursed for one round trip between the Laboratory and the participant’s home or university for round-trip distances greater than 100 miles. Travel will usually be paid only for students whose permanent addresses established by your drivers license is more than fifty miles away from Argonne. Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare only if Argonne makes the reservation. Students will not receive reimbursement if they make their own flight arrangements.

Argonne is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city.

How to Apply

Send your current resumé as a PDF file to graduate@​anl.​gov, along with three (3) letters of recommendation.