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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD position in coalgebraic logics, Glasgow, SCOTLAND

***                               PhD Position
***            Coalgebraic Logics for intelligent data access
***         Mathematically Structured Programming Group
***                     University of Strathclyde

Applications are invited for PhD study under the supervision of Dr
Clemens Kupke and Prof Neil Ghani in the area of coalgebra, category
theory and logic with a special focus on linking the coalgebraic theory
to applications in databases. The position is fully funded for EU
students and will last for 3 years.

The successful applicant will have a good degree or an MSc in
Mathematics or Computer Science or a related subject with a strong
Mathematics or Computer Science component. Ideally, they will also have
a strong, documented interest in doing research. Strong mathematical
background and problem-solving skills are essential.

The Mathematically Structured Programming Group's vision is to use
mathematics to understand the nature of computation, and to then turn
that understanding into the next generation of programming languages.
This reflects the symbiotic relationship between mathematics,
programming, and the design of programming languages --- any attempt to
sever this connection will diminish each component. In order to achieve
these research goals we mainly use ideas from category theory, logic,
type theory and functional programming. Besides Prof Neil Ghani and Dr
Clemens Kupke, the group consists of a number of internationally leading
researchers including Dr Patricia Johann, Dr Conor McBride and Dr Sam
Lindley as well as a number of PhD students.

The University of Strathclyde ( is located in
the heart of Glasgow, which Lonely Planet Travel Guides hail as "one of
Britain's largest, liveliest and most interesting cities"
( Southern
Scotland provides a particularly stimulating environment for researchers
in theoretical computer science, with active groups in this area at
Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of
Glasgow, the University of St. Andrews, and the University of Strathclyde.

Anyone interested should contact Dr Clemens Kupke whose email address is
"clemens.kupke at"  and outline their academic background.
Applications will be considered starting from 15 April 2013.