Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two PhD positions at UPC Barcelona

Two PhD positions at UPC Barcelona

The Computer Science Department of the Universitat Politecnica de
Catalunya (UPC Barcelona-Tech) and the Barcelona Graduate School of
Mathematics (BGSMath) invite applications for two PhD positions in the
theory of computation.

The successful candidates will join the group of Albert Atserias
(http://www.cs.upc.edu/~atserias) to start their PhD studies in the
areas of algorithms and computational complexity, and mathematical
logic for the theory of computation. The students will be appointed by
UPC as full-time students with a stipend and social security coverage
for three years with the possibility of renewal for a forth
year. Tuition fees will also be covered.

Successful candidates should have received or be about to receive a
Master or equivalent degree in computer science and/or mathematics.
Strong training on the topics around the theory of computation and
related areas (combinatorics, mathematical programming, mathematical
logic, etc.) is a plus, but not an absolute must.

Deadline for applications is June 15, 2015. Check the details of the
application procedure at http://www.cs.upc.edu/~atserias/AUTAR.html.
Expected start date is in the fall of 2015.

UPC is the technical university of Catalonia with its base campus
located in the city of Barcelona. It is one of the largest technical
universities of southern EU, with over 30,000 students spanning all
levels from undergraduate to PhD, and employing over 2,500
faculty. The Computer Science Department of UPC is one of its largest
departments, and hosts strong research groups in the theory of
computation, algorithms, machine learning and data mining, logic in
computer science, and computer graphics, among others. The research
group in the theory of computation is involved in the activities of
the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath), which is a
platform that coordinates the mathematical academic activities and PhD
programs of the three public universities within the area of Barcelona
that have mathematics departments (UB, UAB and UPC).