Funded PhD positions in Numerical Linear Algebra and HPC

Funded PhD positions are available within the framework of the Primus Research Program "Scalable and Accurate Numerical Linear Algebra for Next-Generation Hardware", led by Dr. Erin Carson at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University. Applications are invited from candidates who have strong background in numerical linear algebra, numerical analysis, parallel computing, or computational/data science application domains. The start date is October 2020, by which time the applicants must hold a Master's degree. Successful candidates must formally enroll in the PhD program at Charles University.


Potential PhD topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Numerical analysis of high-performance methods in numerical linear algebra
  • Developement of new parallel algorithms
  • Use of mixed precision hardware within numerical linear algebra routines
  • Numerical linear algebra applied to data analysis and machine learning applications
  • Stability and convergence analysis of asynchronous methods
  • Application of new algorithms within a particular computational or data science discipline 

Further details about the project can be found at the project website: 


Interested candidates should submit the following documents to before March 22, 2020:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter explaining motivation and interest to obtain the position of PhD student
  • Brief summary of Master's thesis (including pdf file of Master's thesis if available)

In addition, the candidate should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same e-mail address before March 22, 2020. 


Selected finalists will be invited to officially apply through the university system; official acceptance in the program will be pending an entrance examination. For complete details on the admissions procedure, see



Questions regarding the application can be directed to:

Dr. Erin Carson,

Department of Numerical Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics & Physics, 

Charles University, Sokolovska 83, 18675 Prague





Useful links:

PI website:

Charles University: 

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics: 


Job location: 
18600 Prague
Czech Republic
Contact and application information
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Contact name: 
Erin Carson