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[PVS] PhD and postdoc positions on multi-core model checking,Eindhoven, Netherlands




The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the
following vacancy:
 
One PhD position on the project
"Efficient Multi-Core Model Checking" (V50.122)
 
Project description
 
Model checking is one of the most successful formal
techniques for automated analysis and finding errors in
software and hardware. Nowadays, model checking is used by
major companies, like Microsoft and Intel, to improve the
quality of their products.
  
The aim of this project is to develop algorithms for model
checking (including probabilistic model checking) that can
fully exploit the parallelism of the new generations of
multi- and many-core processors. The main bottleneck in
practical applications of model checking is the state
space explosion that has impact on the required memory and
run-time. Therefore, we will strive towards designing
efficient algorithms that are compatible with the major
techniques for state space reduction, like partial-order or
symmetry reduction.
 
We intend to develop prototype implementations of the new
algorithms In model checkers, like Spin and its
extensions, as well as the probabilistic model checker
MRMC. The prototype implementations will be validated on
case studies including models of biological systems.
  
As PhD Student, you will:
 
     * perform scientific research;
     * work on the implementation of (prototype) tools;
     * present results at international conferences;
     * publish results in conference proceedings and
scientific journals;
     * write a Ph.D. thesis;
     * participate in activities of the group and of the
department.
 
 
Requirements
 
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following
requirements:
 
     * a MSc degree in Computer Science or equivalent;
     * a solid theoretical background (preferably in model
checking or
       other formal methods);
     * interest and experience in programming (especially
experience in parallel and/or distributed computing will
be considered an advantage);
     * good communication- and writing skills in English.
 
 
Working Environment, Appointment and Salary
 
The project will be implemented as cooperation of several
departments and groups. The Software Engineering and
Technology group, headed by prof. dr. Mark van den Brand
at the M&CS department of TU/e, focuses on maintaining
consistency between models and code. Also, part of the
work within the project will be done in the group of prof.
dr. Joost-Pieter Katoen at RWTH Aachen University. Prof.
Katoen has internationally recognized competence in the
field of formal specification and verification of
probabilistic systems. Biologically inspired case
studies will be provided by the Biomodeling and
Bioinformatics group of prof. dr. Peter Hilbers, who is
also an expert on parallel algorithms and has an
outstanding record in applications of parallel computing
in biology. Most of the tool implementations will be done
in close collaboration with the Laboratory for Quality
Software at the M&CS at TU/e.
 
We offer:
 
     * a full-time employment for 4 years with an
intermediate evaluation
       after 1 year;
     * a stimulating scientific environment with
international cooperation
 
     * access to modern equipment (multi- and many-core
systems, computer clusters)
     * a salary of Euro 2,042 per month (gross) in the
first year,
       increasing to Euro 2,612 per month (gross) in the
fourth year.
       Moreover 8% holiday allowance and 8.3 % End-of-year
bonus is
       provided annually;
     * Support with your personal development and career
planning;
     * Attractive secondary labour conditions (including
excellent work facilities, child care, sports facilities).
 
Information
 
     * Information about the position:
       dr. Dragan Bosnacki
      (dragan@win.tue.nl),
       or
       prof. dr. Mark van den Brand
      (M.G.J.v.d.Brand@tue.nl),
       prof. dr. Joost-Pieter Katoen
      (katoen@cs.rwth-aachen.de),
       prof. dr. Peter Hilbers (P.A.J.Hilbers@tue.nl).
 
     * Information about the job conditions:
Mrs. Y.Bloemers-Kluijtmans, HR advisor (pzbmt@tue.nl) 
 
   * More information about the groups:* 
 
 Software Engineering and Technology group at TU/e:
 
 
http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/set/
 
 Software Modeling and Verification group at RWTH Aachen
University:
 
 http://www-i2.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/
 
 Biomodeling and Bioinformatics group at TU/e:
 
 
http://w3.bmt.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/divisies/biomedical_imaging_modeling/biomodeling_and_bioinformatics/
 
 
Application
 
Interested candidates are requested to send their
application to:
Eindhoven University of Technology, Dept. of Biomedical
Engineering. You can send your application by e-mail to
pzbmt@tue.nl.
  
The application should consist of the following parts:
 
     * a detailed curriculum vitae;
     * an explanation of your interest in the proposed
research field;
     * a complete list of the courses you have attended
and corresponding grades, name of at least two references,
and all other information that might be relevant to your
application;
     * proof of English language skills (if applicable).
 
(Please mention the vacancy number V50.122 in the
subject.) 
  
The application deadline for this position is 31-08-2009.
 
 
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The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the
following vacancy:
 
One postdoc position on the project
"Efficient Multi-Core Model Checking" (V50.123)
 
Project description
 
Model checking is one of the most successful formal
techniques for automated analysis and finding errors in
software and hardware. Nowadays, model checking is used by
major companies, like Microsoft and Intel, to improve the
quality of their products.
  
The aim of this project is to develop algorithms for model
checking (including probabilistic model checking) that can
fully exploit the parallelism of the new generations of
multi- and many-core processors. The main bottleneck in
practical applications of model checking is the state
space explosion that has impact on the required memory and
run-time. Therefore, we will strive towards designing
efficient algorithms that are compatible with the major
techniques for state space reduction, like partial-order
or symmetry reduction.
 
We intend to develop prototype implementations of the new
algorithms in model checkers, like Spin and its
extensions, as well as the probabilistic model checker
MRMC. The prototype implementations will be validated on
case studies including models of biological systems.
 
As postdoc, you will:
 
     * perform scientific research;
     * work on the implementation of (prototype) tools;
     * present results at international conferences;
     * publish results in conference proceedings and
scientific journals;
     * help supervise Ph.D. students;
     * participate in activities of the group and of the
department.
 
 
Requirements
 
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following
requirements:
 
     * a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or equivalent;
     * expertise in model checking or other formal
methods;
     * interest and experience in programming (especially
experience in parallel and/or distributed computing will
be considered an advantage);
     * good communication- and writing skills in English.
 
 
Working Environment, Appointment and Salary
 
The project will be implemented as cooperation of several
departments and groups. The Software Engineering and
Technology group, headed by prof. dr. Mark van den Brand
at the M&CS department of TU/e, focuses on maintaining
consistency between models and code. Also, part of the
work within the project will be done in the group of prof.
dr. Joost-Pieter Katoen at RWTH Aachen University. Prof.
Katoen has internationally recognized competence in the
field of formal specification and verification of
probabilistic systems. Biologically inspired case
studies will be provided by the Biomodeling and
Bioinformatics group of prof. dr. Peter Hilbers, who is
also an expert on parallel algorithms and has an
outstanding record in applications of parallel computing
in biology. Most of the tool implementations will be done
in close collaboration with the Laboratory for Quality
Software at the M&CS at TU/e.
 
We offer:
 
     * a full-time employment for 3 years;
     * a stimulating scientific environment with
international cooperation
     * access to modern equipment (multi- and many-core
systems, computer clusters)
     * a salary of at least Euro 2,861 per month (gross)
based on knowledge and experience. Moreover 8% holiday
allowance and 8.3 % End-of-year bonus is provided
annually;
     * Support with your personal development and career
planning;
     * Attractive secondary labour conditions (including
excellent work facilities, child care, sports facilities).

Information
 
     * Information about the position:
       dr. Dragan Bosnacki
       (dragan@win.tue.nl),
       or
       prof. dr. Mark van den Brand
      (M.G.J.v.d.Brand@tue.nl),
       prof. dr. Joost-Pieter Katoen
      (katoen@cs.rwth-aachen.de),
       prof. dr. Peter Hilbers (P.A.J.Hilbers@tue.nl).
 
     * Information about the job conditions, Mrs. Y.
Bloemers-Kluijtmans, HR advisor, (pzbmt@tue.nl) 

     * More information about the groups:
 
Software Engineering and Technology group at TU/e:
 
http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/set/
 
Software Modeling and Verification group at RWTH Aachen
University:
 
http://www-i2.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/
 
Biomodeling and Bioinformatics group at TU/e:
 
http://w3.bmt.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/divisies/biomedical_imaging_modeling/biomodeling_and_bioinformatics/
 
Application
 
Interested candidates are requested to send their
application to:
Eindhoven University of Technology, Dept. of Biomedical
Engineering. You can send your application by e-mail to
pzbmt@tue.nl.
  
The application should consist of the following parts:
 
     * a detailed curriculum vitae;
     * an explanation of your interest in the proposed
research field;
     * a complete list of the courses you have attended
and corresponding grades, name of at least three
references, and all other information that might be
relevant to your application;
     * proof of English language skills (if applicable).
 
(Please mention the vacancy number V50.123 in the
subject.) 
  
The application deadline for this position is 31-08-2009.