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The Everest project-team at INRIA Sophia Antipolis is opening 3 PhD
positions, to start on September 1, 2007, or as soon as possible
after this date.


The Everest project-team focuses on increasing reliability and
security of mobile and embedded software. The current research
interests include:

- deductive program verification,
- proof carrying code,
- language-based security,
- machine-checked cryptography,
- proof assistants.


The positions are related to the European project MOBIUS on Proof
Carrying Code, and to the secure distributed computations project
within the INRIA-MSR Joint Center.

Topics of research include:

- Efficient certified certificate checkers via proof-irrelevance
supervision: Benjamin Grégoire
The goal of this reasearch is to develop and verify executable
certificate checkers using reflection techniques.

For further information, please visit:

-  Language-Based Security
supervision: Gilles Barthe and Tamara Rezk (MSR-INRIA)
For further information, please visit:

The goal of this research is to explore flexible enforcement
mechanisms for enforcing confidentiality of mobile and distributed

-  Code-based techniques for proved provable cryptography
supervision: Gilles Barthe and Benjamin Grégoire

The goal of this research is to develop Coq tactics and libraries to
verify formally game-based proofs of cryptographic systems, and to
carry selected proofs within this environment.

For further information, please visit:

Terms of employment

Each position is for three years, and should lead to a Ph.D. thesis.
We might propose a 6 month contract, before starting the 3 years
Ph.D. contract.

The salary will be 1529 euros net per month for the first 2 years, and
1611 euros net/month the final year. Full health insurance and social
benefits are included.


We are seeking motivated candidates with a background in formal methods
and/or security.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter explaining
your research interests, and the name of three references to
[EMAIL PROTECTED] . Applications must be received no
later than May 4, 2007.

For more information about
- INRIA, see http://www.inria.fr
- the Everest project, see http://www-sop.inria.fr/everest/ and
- Sophia Antipolis, see http://www.sophia-antipolis.org/

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