PhD position on program analysis and specification – Oct 2018 (Imperial College, UK)

Professor Philippa Gardner is looking for a PhD student, start date in
October 2018, to join her research group on program analysis and
specification (, as part of the analysis and
verification theme at Imperial (

The group is involved with a wide range of theoretical and practical
projects on the analysis and verification of concurrent and web programs.
Possible projects include:

- a theoretical project on reasoning about either concurrent algorithms
(see MFPS'15 tutorial paper or
distributed systems (a new topic for me since Andrea Cerone became my RA,;
- a more practical project on using our concurrent specification of POSIX
file systems for verification and testing (see Ntzik's PhD thesis;
- several projects associated with the JaVerT verification toolchain (see
POPL'18 paper; and
- several projects associated with test generation from language semantics
(see POPL’14 paper or library
axiomatic specifications.

A successful UK student will probably be funded through the standard
Departmental competition for funds. A successful EU/overseas student will
probably be funded by a combination of Departmental funding and Philippa's

The deadlines to apply for a PhD position in the Department are **19
January 2018** and 23 March 2018. The Department advises all students
requiring funding to apply by the January deadline, although there may
still be some funding available for applications received after January.
Further details can be found at the link

Please do note hesitate to contact Philippa directly if interested at

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