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You will be working on the Mercedes project, a 1,5 million euro personal grant for Marieke Huisman, funded by NWO.
Goal of the Mercedes project is to develop techniques to ensure the maximal reliability of concurrent and distributed software. This is achieved by developing a technique to construct an abstract mathematical model from a concurrent or distributed application, such that program logics can be used to prove the formal connection between the software and its abstraction.
The framework will be general, capturing many different concurrent and distributed programming paradigms. An important goal of the project is to support automated reasoning, by developing techniques to automatically generate the necessary additional annotations.
The project will also investigate the use of the abstraction theory in the opposite direction, to derive a correct program via refinement.
We are looking for two PhD students to work on the following subprojects:
For more information about the concrete subprojects, please contact Marieke Huisman.
We are looking for enthusiastic students that hold a MSc degree in Computer Science (or equivalent). The candidates should have a thorough theoretical background, a demonstrable interest in program verification and some knowledge about multithreaded programming (in Java/C/C++).
As a research outcome we expect publications, (prototype) tools and a PhD thesis.
Your application should consist of:
There is no deadline for these positions, they will be open until the positions are filled. Please submit your application via the application link below and in parallel send an email to Prof.dr. Marieke Huisman. Further information:
The University of Twente offers excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment, and a green and lively campus. We offer:
Starting date of the position: can be discussed.
The PhD students will be members of the Twente Graduate School in the research programme 'Dependable and Secure Computing'. The research programme offers advanced courses to deepen your scientific knowledge in preparation to your future career (within or outside academia). We provide our PhD students with excellent opportunities to broaden their personal knowledge and to professionalise their academic skills. Participation in national and/or international summer schools and workshops, and visits to other prestigious research institutes and universities can be part of this programme.
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