[TYPES/announce] PhD studentship

Patricia Johann Patricia.Johann at cis.strath.ac.uk
Sat Apr 16 13:30:54 EDT 2011

                        PhD Position
        Category Theory and Functional Programming

        Department of Computer and Information Sciences
             University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Applications are invited for one PhD position within the Mathematically 
Structured Programming group at the University of Strathclyde. The group 
comprises Prof. Neil Ghani, Dr. Patricia Johann, Dr. Conor McBride, Dr. 
Peter Hancock, Dr. Robert Atkey, and five PhD students. The PhD project 
centers around applications of categorical methods to functional 
programming languages. The project is under the direction of Patricia 

The successful applicant will have either a first-class degree or an MSc 
in Mathematics or Computing Science or a related subject with a strong 
Mathematics or Computing Science component. Ideally, they will also have a 
strong, documented interest in doing research. Strong mathematical 
background and problem-solving skills are essential; good programming 
skills are a plus. Prior knowledge of category theory and/or functional 
programming is an advantage, but is not required.

The PhD position is for 3 years; it starts early October of 2011. The 
position is a fully-funded post for a UK or EU student, and includes both 
coverage of fees and an EPSRC-level stipend for each of the three years.

More information about the department is available at


The University of Strathclyde (http://www.strath.ac.uk) is located in the 
heart of Glasgow, which Lonely Planet Travel Guides hail as "one of 
Britain's largest, liveliest and most interesting cities" (see 
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/scotland/glasgow/). Southern 
Scotland provides a particularly stimulating environment for researchers 
in theoretical computer science, with active groups in this area at 
Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of 
Glasgow, the University of St. Andrews, and the University of Strathclyde.

Requests for further information and other informal enquiries can be sent

         Patricia Johann
         patricia at cis.strath.ac.uk

Those interested in the position are asked to send e-mail to the address 
given above in the next week, since there is a very short deadline for 
this position.

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