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PhD Studentship in Computer Science Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems in UK, 2013

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Newcastle University is offering PhD Studentship in Computer Science Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems in UK. Applicants should have either a First class honours degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, or other relevant science or engineering subject, or a or 2.1 in Computing Science, Mathematics or other relevant science or engineering subject and a distinction level Masters degree in a related subject. The award will cover stipend and tuition fees at UK/EU or international level. The stipend is £14,790. Application should be submitted till 31st May 2013.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is offered for a project on Computer Science Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems at Newcastle University in UK.
Course Level: This studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Newcastle University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Newcastle University in UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants should have either a First class honours degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, or other relevant science or engineering subject, or a or 2.1 in Computing Science, Mathematics or other relevant science or engineering subject and a distinction level Masters degree in a related subject. Students should have familiarity with automated verification techniques and tools such as model checking, SAT/SMT solvers, abstract interpretation, etc. 

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this studentship.

Scholarship Description: This project will combine and extend simulation-based techniques (statistical model checking) and hybrid systems decision procedures to enable verification of complex, realistic cyber-physical systems. In particular, we will develop a concolic (combined concrete and symbolic) testing framework to complement and extend the strengths of the statistical and numerical techniques, leading to new approaches for verifying cyber-physical systems.

Number of award(s): Not Known

 Duration of award(s): Studentship is offered for three years.

What does it cover? The award will cover stipend and tuition fees at UK/EU or international level. The stipend is £14,790 (2012/13) per year.

 Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form inserting the reference CS040 and selecting ‘PhD Computer Science’, with programme code 8050F, as the programme of study. Mandatory fields need to be completed and a covering letter, CV and (if English is not their first language) a copy of students English language qualifications must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, the reference number CS040 and describe how applicants satisfy the Person Specification requirements (max. 2 pages). If students already have published research papers a list of bibliographic details should be included in the covering letter.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st May 2013.

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