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PhD student position in dependence logic, Auckland (New Zealand)

Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017

PhD Position in Dependence Logic
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We are currently looking for a PhD student to undertake research on dependence logic. Dependence logic is a novel logical formalism that has intriguing connections to computer science, statistics, linguistics, game theory, social choice theory, philosophy, and physics. We are seeking a PhD student to join a 3-year project that examines new variants of dependence logic, including approximate and probabilistic variants, and their applications to reasoning in database theory and statistics. The student will be supervised by Miika Hannula and Sebastian Link.

We expect the applicant to have:
- A strong background in logic and computational complexity,
- A master's degree in mathematics, computer science, or other relevant discipline,
- A good command of spoken and written English.
Good programming skills and a background in statistics would be ideal, but are not necessarily expected attributes.

The position is available from March 1, 2017, and the funding covers the student fees and an annual stipend of NZD 27,500. All applications should include a CV, a 1-page personal statement of suitability, and a letter of recommendation. Applications can be sent to by end of January 2017.

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