PhD Position in Software Verification
Université du Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

As the successful candidate, you will join the Security, Reasoning and Validation (SeRVal) group of the SnT, under the supervision of Dr.

Maxime Cordy. You will contribute to research work in the area of Software Verification. Such research concerns the development of theories, techniques and tools to ensure that software systems behave according to their expected requirements.

More specifically, the verification topics that may be explored include (but are not limited to) :

  • statistical model checking
  • improving verification with deep learning
  • completeness and consistency of formal specifications
  • verification for variability-intensive software systems
  • verification for cyber-physical systems
  • verification for AI systems
  • The results of the project are expected to apply to multiple use cases, e.g., automotive systems, satellite, smart grids, smart factories, etc.

    in collaboration with partners of the group. Depending on your profile, the project can focus more on theory, development and / or applications.

    However, all three aspects are expected to be covered during the project.

    The Supervision Team You Will Be Working With Is

  • Maxime Cordy : supervisor
  • Yves Le Traon : head of SerVal
  • You Will Be Required To Perform The Following Tasks

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Survey the scientific literature in the relevant research domains
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Communicate with the partner to collect requirements and report results
  • Implement proof-of-concept software tools
  • Your Profile

    Qualification : The candidate should possess an MSc degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science with strong programming skills.

    Experience : The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and / or experience in a number of the following topics :

  • Formal verification
  • Model checking
  • Temporal logic
  • Software engineering
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Decidability and complexity
  • Strong software development skills are mandatory.

    Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas . The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary package . The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating
  • Be part of a multicultural family . At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more
  • But wait, there’s more!

  • Complete picture of the perks we offer
  • Discover our Partnership Programme
  • Download the brochure : Why choose SnT for your PhD?
  • Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

    In Short

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 36 Mois - extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Internal Title : Doctoral Researcher
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03948
  • Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online and include :

  • Full CV, including list of publications and name (and email address, etc) of three referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words)
  • Motivation letter
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

    Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.

    Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    About the University of Luxembourg

    The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .

    It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.

    The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

    Further information

    For further information, please contact us at maxime.cordy uni.lu or yves.letraon uni.lu

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