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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD funding opportunities in theoretical computer science, Birmingham (U.K.)

* Imminent funding deadline - please contact us immediately if you are 
interested. *

Dear all,

We invite applications for PhD study at the University of Birmingham.

We are a group of (mostly) theoretical computer scientists who explore 
fundamental concepts in computation and programming language semantics. 
This often involves profound and surprising connections between different 
areas of computer science and mathematics. From category theory to 
lambda-calculus and computational effects, from topology to constructive 
mathematics, from game semantics to program compilation, this is a diverse 
field of research that continues to provide new insight and underlying 

See our webpage, with links to individual researchers, here:

Information about PhD applications may be found here:

If you are considering applying, please contact any of us. We will be very 
happy to discuss the opportunities available.

Best regards,
The Birmingham CS theory group


Martin Escardo    (topology, computation with infinite objects, constructive 
mathematics, intuitionistic type theory)

Dan Ghica            (game semantics, heterogeneous computing, model checking)

Achim Jung          (mathematical structures in the foundations of computing: 
logic, topology, order)

Neel Krishnaswami   (type theory, verification, substructural logic, 
interactive computation)

Paul Levy             (denotational semantics, lambda-calculus with effects, 
nondeterminism, category theory, game semantics)

Uday Reddy        (semantics of state, separation logic)

Eike Ritter            (security protocol verification)

Hayo Thielecke  (abstract machines, concurrent and functional programming, 
software security)

Steve Vickers      (constructive mathematics and topology, category theory and