Research Grants in Verification for trustworthy critical real-time systems

HASLab is a research center based at Universidade do Minho (www.uminho.pt), one of the top state funded research universities in Portugal and in the top 3% of Scimago IBE ranking. We are part of the INESC TEC Associate Laboratory (http://www2.inescporto.pt/ip-en). HASLab research aims at improving scientific standards in software design through rigorous methods and mathematical techniques.

We are looking for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows willing to pursue work in the following broad topics:

· Development tools for the formal verification of critical interactive systems through model checking and theorem proving.

· The role of different verification tools – software model checkers, timed model checkers, theorem provers – in the verification of real time software applied to critical systems.

The applicants should possess a good honours MSc degree (for PhD applicants) / PhD degree (for post-doctoral applicants) in Computer Science or related disciplines. We particularly welcome candidates with experience in formal verification. Candidates should have a good command of English.

This call is open from June, 12th to June, 26th, 2013.

More information can be obtained though ERACareers:
– PhD student positions (references BIM-2013_BestCase_RL8.1_UMINHO and BIM-2013_BestCase_RL8.2_UMINHO): http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=36976
– Post-doctoral positions (references BPD-2013_BestCase_RL8.1_UMINHO and BPD-2013_BestCase_RL8.2_UMINHO): http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=36963

HASlab is located in the Braga Campus of Universidade do Minho. Braga is very close to the Peneda-Gerês Natural Park, and has good connections to Porto (and its vibrant cultural life) and the International Airport (30 min shuttle bus to Braga). It also has a very competitive cost of living in comparison to other European cities.

Any questions contact José Creissac Campos at jose.campos@di.uminho.pt

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