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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,, . 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: .