[SDLnews] New Doctoral Program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS)

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Funded Doctoral Positions in Computer Science

TU Wien, TU Graz, and JKU Linz are seeking exceptionally talented and
motivated students for their joint doctoral program LogiCS. The LogiCS
doctoral college focuses on interdisciplinary research topics covering

(i) computational logic, and applications of logic to
(ii) databases and artificial intelligence as well as to
(iii) computer-aided verification.

THE PROGRAM

LogiCS is a doctoral college focusing on logic and its applications in
computer science. Successful applicants will work with and be
supervised by leading researchers in the fields of computational
logic, databases and knowledge representation, and computer-aided
verification.

FACULTY MEMBERS

M. Baaz     A. Biere  R. Bloem         A. Ciabattoni
U. Egly     T. Eiter  C. Fermueller    R. Grosu
A. Leitsch  M. Ortiz  R. Pichler       S. Szeider
H. Tompits  H. Veith  G. Weissenbacher

The LogiCS faculty comprises 15 renowned researchers with strong
records in research, teaching and advising, complemented by 12
associated members who further strengthen the research and teaching
activities of the college.

Details are provided on http://logic-cs.at/faculty/

POSITIONS AND FUNDING

We are looking for 1 doctoral students per faculty member, where 30%
of the positions are reserved for highly qualified female candidates.
The doctoral positions are funded for a period of 3 years according to
the funding scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (details:
http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/forschungsfoerderung/personalkostensaetze/)
The funding can be extended for one additional year contingent on a
placement at one of our international partner institutions.

CURRENT RESEACH AREAS

At the moment we are particularly looking for people in the following areas:

* Answer Set Programming
* Concurrency
* Description Logic
* Database Theory
* Model Checking
* Proof Theory and Automated Deduction
* QBF Solving

HOW TO APPLY

Detailed information about the application process is available on the
LogiCS web-page

http://logic-cs.at/phd/

The applicants are expected to have completed an excellent diploma or
master's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field.
Candidates with comparable achievements will be considered on a
case-by-case basis. Applications by the candidates need to be
submitted electronically.

Next application Deadline: July 1, 2015.

LOGIC IN AUSTRIA

Austria has a highly active and successful logic in computer science community.
Recent activities include:

vsl2014.at
Vienna Summer of Logic, the Largest Conference in the History of Logic

www.arise.or.at
Austrian Research Network in Rigorous Systems Engineering

vcla.at
Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms

kgs.logic.at
International Kurt Goedel Society

HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE

The Austrian cities Vienna, Graz, and Linz, located close to the Alps
and surrounded by beautiful nature, provide an exceptionally high
quality of life, with a vibrant cultural scene, numerous cultural
events, world-famous historical sites, a large international
community, a varied cuisine and famous coffee houses.

For further information please contact:
info at logic-cs.at



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