[FOM] PhD Position in Logic & Verification at UCL

Pym, David d.pym at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Apr 25 02:35:54 EDT 2018

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A PhD studentship in the area of logic and verification is available at UCL's PPLV group.
The studentship is aligned with the IRIS project (https://uclirisproject.wordpress.com)
and will be supervised by Professor David Pym (http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/D.Pym/)and
Dr. James Brotherston (http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/J.Brotherston/).

The area of the studentship is in logic and its application to program and systems
verification, with a particular interest in the development and application of
logical tools based on bunched logic, separation logic, and concurrent separation logic
(and related ideas) and their use to reason about the correctness of interfaces between
programs, systems, and organizations. The project may range from theoretical work
in logic (semantics and proof theory) through the theory of system modelling tools to the
design and implementation of modelling and verification tools.

The PPLV group conducts world-leading research in logical and algebraic methods and
their applications to program and systems modelling and verification. The Interface
Reasoning for Interacting Systems (IRIS) project, led by Prof. David Pym, uses logical
and algebraic methods to understand the compositional structure of systems and their
communications, seeking to develop analyses at all scales, from code through distributed
systems to organizational structure, generically and uniformly.

The IRIS project, funded as a UK EPSRC Programme Grant, is a collaboration involving
James Brotherston, Byron Cook, George Danezis, Peter O’Hearn, and David Pym at UCL,
Alastair Donaldson at Imperial College, Will Venters at LSE, and Edmund Robinson at
QMUL. Industry partners include Amazon AWS, BT, Facebook, HP Labs, GridPP, and Methods

Candidates should normally have or be about to complete a Master's level qualification in
mathematics or computer science, with a strong component in logic or theoretical computer

The studentship is available from September/October 2018. Candidates should be
UK or EU nationals.

Interested candidates may contact David Pym (d.pym at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:d.pym at ucl.ac.uk>) or James Brotherston
(j.brotherston at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:j.brotherston at ucl.ac.uk>) for more information.

To apply, please follow the instructions at

Professor of Information, Logic, and Security
Head of Programming Principles, Logic, and Verification
University College London

Turing Fellow and UCL University Liaison Director
Alan Turing Institute

d.pym at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:d.pym at ucl.ac.uk>

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