** Post-doc announcement (expanded version ) **
RAPIDO -- Reasoning And Programming with Infinite Data-Objects.
http://rapido.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr
* postdoc positions in RAPIDO project:
We are opening post-doc positions (for 1 or 2 years), starting in the
fall 2015. The post-doc will join the RAPIDO project, which is aimed
at studying logical methods and tools for enhancing reasoning and
programming on infinite data.
RAPIDO is an ANR-funded project involving researchers from three french
labs: PPS (Paris), LIP (Lyon) and LSV (Cachan). It is coordinated by
Alexis Saurin (PPS lab, saurin@pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr).
RAPIDO aims at gathering young researchers to investigate the
applicability of proof-theoretical methods to reason and program on
infinite data objects. The goal of the project is to develop logical
systems capturing infinite proofs (proof systems with least and greatest
fixed points as well as infinitary proof systems), to design and to study
programming languages for manipulating infinite data such as streams both
from a syntactical and semantical point of view. Moreover, the ambition of
the project is to apply the fundamental results obtained from the proof-
theoretical investigations (i) to the development of software tools
dedicated to the reasoning about programs computing on infinite data,
e.g. stream programs (more generally coinductive programs), and (ii) to
the study of properties of automata on infinite words and trees from a
proof-theoretical perspective with an eye towards model-checking problems.
* Topics and requirements for applicants
We are looking for young researchers who can contribute to the research
topics of RAPIDO. Candidates should hold a PhD in computer science or a
closely related field (or be close to complete their PhD) with skills in
formal methods and logic and a strong expertise in at least one of the
following topics:
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automata theory, coinduction, cyclic and infinitary
proofs, denotational semantics, functional programming,
games and game semantics, infinitary rewriting, lazy
evaluation, linear logic, MSO logic, proof assistants
proof theory, realizability, streams, temporal logics.
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* Inter-group project/collaborations
Since the project involves members of several french labs, the post-doc
is expected to collaborate with participants of at least two labs,
thus fostering collaborations between sites (the specific form it may
take will be discussed and defined directly with candidates, two obvious
options being (i) to be located in one lab with extended visits to the
other sites, or (ii) to have the post-doc period divided in two periods
each one spent in a different lab).
* Application submission guidelines
Applications should be sent to Alexis Saurin before June 5th in an email
entitled "RAPIDO postdoc application", providing a detailed CV with
publication list, a research statement of at most two pages plus
bibliography, and at least two recommendation letters.
Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the project
coordinator (together with other project members) for informal
enquiries as soon as possible and at the latest when *starting* to
prepare their application.
More details on RAPIDO project, its members as well as the present
postdoc positions can be found at:
http://rapido.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr
* Important dates:
Informal enquiries: as soon as possible
Application deadlines: june 5th
Starting date: in the fall 2015