Recruiting: Doctoral Researchers / PhD Students in Alexander von Humboldt group

Andre Platzer aplatzer at
Sat Dec 17 16:29:02 EST 2022

The group of André Platzer, the Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Logic of Autonomous Dynamical Systems, in the Department of Informatics at KIT, Karlsruhe, is recruiting a PhD Student or Doctoral Researcher (full-time, about €4200-4800 gross by TVL E13 depending on experience). Exceptionally qualified applicants for postdoc positions may be considered as well. Our research develops the logical foundations for cyber-physical systems and practical theorem proving tools for analyzing and correctly building such systems, including the theorem prover KeYmaera X, verified runtime monitoring ModelPlex, verified compilation, and provably safe AI techniques. Our techniques are used to analyze the safety of autonomous cars, airplanes and collision avoidance protocols in aerospace applications, robotics, and train control.

Key requirements for successful applications:

	• Excellent M.Sc. degree in computer science, mathematics or related subjects.
	• Strong demonstrable commitment to research.
	• Strong background in logic, theorem proving, formal methods, or programming language theory.
	• Strong background in mathematics, physics, or engineering.
	• Proficiency in English, excellent speaking and writing skills.
	• Experience in software development projects is a plus.
The successful candidate is able to quickly get into new research areas and will be responsible for actively engaging in novel research questions, publishing and communicating research results, advising junior students, assisting in research grants, implementation of research results in formal methods or theorem proving tools, and demonstrating their applicability in cyber-physical systems applications.

Faculty / Division: Alexander von Humboldt Professor group on Logic of Autonomous Dynamical Systems, KIT Department of Informatics

Group: The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany's most highly endowed international research award, is endowed with up to five million euros. With this award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honors internationally leading researchers of all disciplines.

Institute: Institute of Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL)
Institute for Reliability of Autonomous Dynamical Systems (VADS)
of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Material: Usual material as PDF, including letter, curriculum vitae with references, statement of purpose (a concise two-page essay describing your primary research interests and experience), publications, academic transcripts, etc.

Contact Person: André Platzer

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