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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in model checking, Kassel, GERMANY

One full-time PhD studentship is available at the the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science of the University of Kassel, Germany. The positions are funded by the ERC project "Model 
Checking Unleashed" and are initially available for two years with the possibility of extension for
another year. There are no teaching obligations. Starting date is negotiable but the position must 
be taken up no later than December, 1st,
2012 in order to enjoy the full three years of funding.

The project investigates applications of logical methods to various computational problems from 
diverse areas like database theory, graph theory, bio-informatics, computational linguistics, etc. 
but also in the classical domain of model checking, namely formal methods.

Applicants must have an MSc / diploma in computer science, mathematics, or related areas, or should
be very close to completion thereof. They should have a good background in theoretical computer 
science, with strong interest in logic, algorithmics, and/or possible application areas as mentioned above.

The project is run at the Formal Methods and Software Verification group (FMV).
Working language is English. Knowledge of German is not a requirement for these positions. Further 
information about the FMV group is available here:

For informal enquiries please contact Martin Lange via . or 
+49/0 561 8046261. Applications must be directed to the HR department of the University of Kassel, 
for instance via They should contain a CV and names of 1-2 references, and 
must state the reference number for this announcement which is 17867.

Deadline for applications is March, 8th, 2012. The official announcement for this position is 
available here (in German):

Prof. Dr. Martin Lange
Elect. Engineering&  Comp. Science
University of Kassel, Germany                 +49/0 561 804 6261