Open Positions

Doctoral Program Logical Methods in Computer Science – LogiCS: funded doctoral positions

NEW: Applications will be screened on the following dates:  July 1, 2018 and September 1, 2018. Applications can be submitted at any time, but the positions will be filled on continuous basis till October 2018.

TU Wien, TU Graz, and JKU Linz are seeking 16 doctoral students for our joint doctoral program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS) fully funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

The Program

LogiCS focuses on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work on interdisciplinary research topics covering

(i) computational logic,

(ii) databases and artificial intelligence,

(iii) computer-aided verification, and

(iv) emerging application domains, such as cyber-physical systems, distributed systems, and security & privacy.

Faculty Members

Austria has a vibrant and highly active and successful logic in computer science community. Students are supervised by leading researchers in their fields:

E. Bartocci
A. Biere
R. Bloem
A. Ciabattoni
T. Eiter
G. Gottlob
R. Grosu
L. Kovacs
M. Maffei
M. Ortiz
U. Schmid
M. Seidl
S. Szeider
G. Weissenbacher
S. Woltran

Positions and Funding

  • Seeking 16 doctoral students, where 30% of the positions are reserved for highly qualified female candidates.
  • The doctoral positions are funded for a period of 4 years according to the funding scheme of the Austrian Science Fund.
  • Additional positions will be available through other funding.

How to Apply

The applicants are expected to have completed an excellent bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field.

Candidates with comparable achievements (e.g., bachelor of honors) may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications will be screened on the following dates:

  • July 1, 2018
  • September 1, 2018

The positions will be filled on continuous basis till October 2018.

Applications by the candidates need to be submitted electronically.


Detailed information about the application process is available on the LogiCS web-page.

Stefan Szeider and Georg Gottlob, the speakers.

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