Chalmers University Of Technology PhD Student Position In Formal Verification Of Smart Contracts in Sweden 2022

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Chalmers University Of Technology PhD Student Position In Formal Verification Of Smart Contracts in Sweden 2022

Scholarship Description:
Under Chalmers University Of Technology PhD Student Position In Formal Verification Of Smart Contracts in Sweden 2022 applications are being invited from eligible candidates. Domestic Students, International Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering taught at Chalmers University of Technology . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is 31/03/2022

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering taught at Chalmers University of Technology

Funded by: Chalmers University of Technology.

The Automation Group, within the Department of Electrical Engineering conducts research on formal verification of safety and security of smart contracts. Smart contracts are computer programs that change the way future business and trade are executed. The smart contracts are openly stored and executed in a blockchain ecosystem, enforcing a contractual agreement between mutually distrusting users, including the exchange of crypto currencies. An important feature of smart contracts is that once they are deployed on the blockchain they cannot be changed. Smart contracts successfully address the problem of guaranteeing the execution of agreements in a setting where parties neither need to trust each other, nor do they need to involve a third party (like bank, layer, or authority). At the same time, they provide a surface for security attacks.

Given the high usage of smart contracts in a variety of applications such as insurance, supply chain, etc., and the large volume of digital assets being transferred, there is strong demand for verification techniques. Formal verification is the process of mathematically proving or disproving that a model of the system satisfies some requirements. The automation group has a solid track record and solid research on formal verification of manufacturing systems and software verification of autonomous vehicles, and production systems. These approaches we now want to develop for and apply to the verification of smart contracts

Information about the division
The Automation group has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high-quality education at Bachelor’s, master and graduate levels. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia and industry.

Sponsor Value

The selected Ph.D. candidates will be given full-time temporary employment, limited to a maximum of 5 years at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden which will encompass 20% departmental duties (typically teaching), 20% studies for credits towards your Ph.D., and 60% research.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for this PhD student position you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or in a related field, with a good foundation in programming. As a person, you are energetic, creative, independent and enthusiastic about research. It is beneficial if you are an analytical person that enjoys solving complex problems.

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20210604 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example, previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work, and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades, and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).