[TYPES/announce] PhD Position availalble
Patricia.Johann at cis.strath.ac.uk
Mon Aug 8 12:14:14 EDT 2011
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 six PhD students. The PhD project centres around
applications of categorical methods to functional programming languages. The
project is under the direction of Patricia Johann.
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 in January 2012. 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 to:
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 short while.
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