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PhD student and postdoctoral positions in epistemic protocol analysis, Nancy, FRANCE
** PhD and Postdoc vacancies at LORIA, France ** project description: epistemic protocol synthesis In the logic of information change it is common to have an input state of information and a well-described action, and then to compute the resulting new state of information. In epistemic protocol synthesis the focus is different: given an input state of information and an output state of information, and some 'rules for engagement' (allowed protocol), find (synthesize) the epistemic protocol transforming the input into the output. Areas of specific interest are protocols for secure communication, protocol languages, and agency. The project goal is epistemic protocol synthesis for synchronous and asynchronous multi-agent systems, by way of using and developing dynamic epistemic logics, i.e., logics of change of knowledge. available positions: 1 PhD and 1 Postdoc Hans van Ditmarsch joined LORIA / CNRS end of 2012 and is the holder of an ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant called 'epistemic protocol synthesis'. This project runs from 2013 to 2018. He is also heading the CELLO research group at LORIA. The project 'epistemic protocol synthesis' is executed in this group. CELLO currently has five members, and will have six members from September onward. One three-year PhD position and one two-year Postdoc position are available in this project at this next stage of recruitment. The PhD will be enrolled in the University of Lorraine. The PhD and Postdoc positions would preferably start on 1 September 2014. The requirement for the PhD position is: a master degree or equivalent in logic, computer science, artificial intelligence, or another area related to the project. A curriculum that includes publications in English, such as a Master thesis, is to the advantage of an applicant for a PhD position. Candidates who intend to defend a Master thesis before September are also encouraged to apply. Pay of PhD position: 1757 euros/month (gross). The requirement for the Postdoc position is: a PhD degree in logic, computer science, artificial intelligence, or another area related to the project. Candidates with more than three years of Postdoc experience may qualify for a better paid researcher (chercheur) position. Candidates who intend to defend a PhD thesis before the end of this year are also encouraged to apply. Pay of Postdoc position: 2500 euros/month (gross). further information: deadline for application 15 May 2014 The deadline for application is 15 May 2014. The letter of application and the curriculum vitae may be in English, French, or Spanish. For more information: Hans van Ditmarsch, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://sites.google.com/site/hansvanditmarsch/ . The website also contains a document 313360eps_publiccontentonly.pdf with more detailed information on the project content. Applicants are advised to state their specific interests with respect to the project goals in that document. Information on LORIA: http://www.loria.fr/ .