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Science Of Sensor Systems Software - Verification for Large Populations


Project Description

A PhD position is offered in the Department of Computer Science starting in October 2018, and associated with the Science of Sensor Systems Software (http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/research/S4/) research programme. This position is available to both UK and EU students and we are looking for outstanding candidates able to undertake PhD study on formal verification for wireless sensor networks. For more details see http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~clare/projects/S4PhDStudentship.html

This could cover a broad range of systems/protocols, such as synchronization protocols, gossip protocols, ad-hoc networks, etc. and a wide variety of potential formal verification techniques, such as theorem-provers, model-checkers, SMT solvers, runtime verification, etc. Generally, we wish to study, formalise and utilise commonality and abstractions across these systems, for example in terms of sensor geography, shape, neighbours, movement, protocol, reliability, etc. The project is flexible within this general area given the applicant’s background and interests and a sample project is given below.

Verification for Large Populations
Sensors or robot swarms may have simple underlying algorithms/programs that interact with each other to provide emergent behaviour. As well as simulations and real robot/sensor experiments, formal verification allows robot swarm or sensor engineers to check the required properties of the network do hold prior to deployment. One issue is that for large networks or populations, formal verification may not be viable. This project involves developing and applying formal verification techniques so they can be applied to large networks of individual robots or sensors.

Funding Notes

This is a fully funded position for UK/EU students and covers their tuition fee and living expenses for three years. Applicants should have or be about to achieve, either a first class degree or a distinction at masters level in Computer Science or Mathematical Logic.
Applications can be made via View Website
The closing date for applications is Monday 30th April 2018

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