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Mathematical models for concurrent systems

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Schalk
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

We have a reasonable understanding of models for sequential programs, although there are many open questions regarding whether established models can be simplified mathematically. When it comes to processes that may act concurrently on the same machine we have much less of a grasp on what is required for a mathematical model. The aim of this project is to explore one such model in some depth. If at all possible this should be done in such a way as to allow one to derive some general properties of suitable models. The main obstacle to be overcome will be to find a suitable universe of mathematical structures that allow the expression of at least some of the main features of concurrent processes.

Funding Notes

Candidates who have been offered a place for PhD study in the School of Computer Science may be considered for funding by the School. Further details on School funding can be found at: http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/phd/funding/school-studentships/.

References

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http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/phd/apply/entry/

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