PhD student in the verification of concurrent programs

Uppsala University


December 17, 2021


PhD student in the verification of concurrent programs

Published: 2021-11-22

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The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: https:// www.

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Duties Concurrent programs are (more and more) present at different levels of computer systems, ranging from distributed applications for large networks to basic software running on multi-core processors. The design and development of concurrent systems present many challenges due to the complexity of their behaviors that result from the interactions between their components. It is, therefore, crucial to develop formal methods to verify their correctness automatically concerning some specifications. This project aims to design fundamental techniques and tools that extend state-of-the-art verification of concurrent programs. To that end, the Ph.D. student will establish the required theoretical basis and carry out a substantial implementation effort to produce verification tools that will run on real programs.

The position is for four years of research but will typically include 20% teaching extending five years. You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English.

Requirements The candidate should have a Master of Science in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent, ideally with a strong background in theory (automata, logic, algorithms, etc.) and good programming skills. Good English communication skills, both spoken and written, are required.

Additional qualifications Practical experience in software development (including tool prototype development) is a plus.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

About the employment The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 . Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Parosh Aziz Abdulla 018-471 31 63, or Associate Professor Mohamed Faouzi Atig, 018-471 31 59 ,

Please submit your application by 17 December 2021, UFV-PA 2021/4448.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO Seko Universitetsklubben Saco-rådet

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/4448

Last application date: 2021-12-17

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