Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford Two Grade 07S Research Assistants
Posted: 30th March 2012
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Two Grade 07S Research Assistants
Two Research Assistant positions are available to work on investigating the formal and automated analysis of computer programs in the presence of self-interested behaviour (it is anticipated that game theoretic techniques will be used for this purpose), under the direction of Professor Michael Wooldridge.
The project is entitled "Reasoning about Computational Economies" (RACE), and will involve carrying out work at the intersection of game theory, complexity, logic, and verification as well as investigating the formal and automated analysis of computer programs in the presence of self-interested behaviour. It is anticipated that game theoretic techniques will be used for this purpose. The overall aim of the project is to develop the theory and tools required to understand how computer programs behave in the presence of self-interested behaviour.
The main duties of both posts will be to carry out research as described in the grant application and to produce regular reports and research publications. Applicants for both posts should hold a relevant doctoral degree as well as relevant research publications.
The posts are available for up 5 years and have a salary on the University grade 07 salary scale (currently £29,249 to £35,938 p.a.).
For further details see documents below and to apply please visit:
The closing date for applications is 12noon on 27th April 2012
Interviews are expected to take place in early May 2012.
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