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Newton Fellowship extends researcher’s Oxford stay


A prestigious Newton Fellowship was recently awarded to Vojtech Forejt to undertake research at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory.

This Fellowship is a joint initiative of the British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society. Its aim is to select the best postdoctoral researchers from outside the UK and offer them support for two years to pursue research at UK institutions, and afterwards provide additional 10-year support for maintaining connection with the UK. The success rate of the applications is about 7 per cent.

Vojtech received his PhD from Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, in 2009. He specialises in the theory of formal verification for probabilistic systems. Here at OUCL, he will be a member of the Quantitative Analysis and Verification group, where he will, along with other group members, work mainly on development and implementation of algorithms for real-time systems. Vojtech has been a visitor in the Laboratory since January 2010. The Newton Fellowship will allow him to extend his stay until the end of 2012.