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Category Theory and Functional Programming
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Applications are invited for one PhD position within the Mathematically
Structured Programming group at the University of Strathclyde. The group
comprises Prof. Neil Ghani, Dr. Patricia Johann, Dr. Conor McBride, Dr.
Peter Hancock, Dr. Robert Atkey, and five PhD students. The PhD project
centers around applications of categorical methods to functional
programming languages. The project is under the direction of Patricia
The successful applicant will have either a first-class degree or an MSc
in Mathematics or Computing Science or a related subject with a strong
Mathematics or Computing Science component. Ideally, they will also have a
strong, documented interest in doing research. Strong mathematical
background and problem-solving skills are essential; good programming
skills are a plus. Prior knowledge of category theory and/or functional
programming is an advantage, but is not required.
The PhD position is for 3 years; it starts early October of 2011. The
position is a fully-funded post for a UK or EU student, and includes both
coverage of fees and an EPSRC-level stipend for each of the three years.
More information about the department is available at
The University of Strathclyde (http://www.strath.ac.uk) is located in the
heart of Glasgow, which Lonely Planet Travel Guides hail as "one of
Britain's largest, liveliest and most interesting cities" (see
Scotland provides a particularly stimulating environment for researchers
in theoretical computer science, with active groups in this area at
Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of
Glasgow, the University of St. Andrews, and the University of Strathclyde.
Requests for further information and other informal enquiries can be sent
patricia at cis.strath.ac.uk
Those interested in the position are asked to send e-mail to the address
given above in the next week, since there is a very short deadline for