Job Vacancies at ILLC
The ILLC LoCo group is looking for a PhD candidate in Algorithmics. The position is in the area of Algorithms and Complexity and part of the ILLC’s research programme in Logic and Computation.
Research topics in this area include computational complexity, algorithms, Kolmogorov complexity, quantum computation, and (quantum) information theory. The day-to-day guidance of the candidate will be in the hands of Dr.L.Torenvliet. Prof.dr. H. Buhrman will act as formal thesis advisor. Ongoing projects in the group include investigations into structural properties of complexity classes, parameterized complexity, and Kolmogorov complexity, but the position is not necessarily tied to one project, and the candidate is welcome and encouraged to bring his or her own research interests in algorithmic subjects into the group.
Application deadline: 30 April 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-054.html.
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography.
The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their possibilities and limitations. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Christian Schaffner.
Application deadline: 30 April 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-055.html.
The Leibniz – DAAD Research Fellowship programme is jointly carried out by the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, the opportunity to conduct research at the Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany.
Application Deadline: 7 March 2014. For more information, see https://ssl.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/de/
The 'Digging into Data project 'Legal Structures' is a joint project with Washington University (US) and the University of Amsterdam: Faculty of Humanities (ILLC) and Faculty of Law (ACLE). This postdoctoral project attempts to analyze the world's legal codes by focuses on machine coding of internal references in codes and laws. The intuition behind this approach is that fundamental differences among legal systems manifest themselves in the structure of the texts, and can be detected, parameterized, and visualized using computerized algorithms.
The project is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an MA, MSc and PhD relevant to the subject, good programming experience, a background in computer science or artificial intelligence, and an interest in empirical legal studies and/or digital humanities. The postdoctoral researcher may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching, but no more than one class a week during one semester per academic year.
Application deadline: 20 March 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-053.html.