PhD Position in Verification of Concurrent Programs
Uppsala University Department of Information Technology

PhD Position in the Verification of Concurrent Programs

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info:

Duties/Project description: Concurrent programs are (more and more) present at different levels of computer systems, ranging from distributed applications for large networks to basic software running on multi-core processors. The design and development of concurrent systems present many challenges due to the complexity of their behaviors that result from the interactions between their components. It is, therefore, crucial to develop formal methods to verify their correctness automatically concerning some specifications. This project aims to design fundamental techniques and tools that extend state-of-the-art verification of concurrent programs. To that end, the Ph.D. student will establish the required theoretical basis and carry out a substantial implementation effort to produce verification tools that will run on real programs.

The position is for four years of research but will typically include 20% teaching extending five years. You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English.

Requirements: The candidate should have a Master of Science in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent, ideally with a strong background in theory (automata, logic, algorithms, etc.) and good programming skills. Good English communication skills, both spoken and written, are required.

Additional qualifications: Practical experience in software development (including tool prototype development) is a plus.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Parosh Aziz Abdulla 018-471 31 63, or Associate Professor Mohamed Faouzi Atig, 018-471 31 59 ,

Please submit your application by 26 April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1052.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/1052

Last application date: 2021-04-26

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