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Researcher on Verification of Linear Dynamical Systems (VLDS)

Posted: 7th October 2016

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford.

Researcher on Verification of Linear Dynamical Systems (VLDS)
Fixed-term for 2 years from January 2017 (or to start asap thereafter)

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time researcher on the topic of Verification of Linear Dynamical Systems, led by Professor James Worrell.  The overall aim of the project is to develop techniques to solve fundamental computational problems arising in the verification of discrete and continuous linear dynamical systems, including Markov chains, linear recurrence sequences, linear while loops, and linear differential equations. 

Building on recent progress in this area, you will develop algorithms to solve reachability, termination, and synthesis problems for these models by combining a range of computational techniques, including quantifier elimination and lattice reduction, and using results from number theory (particularly lower bounds in Diophantine approximation).

The primary selection criteria are a doctoral degree in a relevant area of science, and a documented track record of the ability to conduct and complete research and programming projects in relevant fields (automated verification, automata theory, dynamical systems, or computational number theory), as witnessed by published material or well-documented sources.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 24 November 2016.

The post which is a full-time appointment is funded by EPSRC, has a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £30,738 to £37,786 p.a.). This includes membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and has an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).

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