TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)
TU Graz (Graz University of Technology), and
JKU Linz (Johannes Kepler University),

are seeking highly qualified candidates for the joint doctoral program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS),
funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

We are recruiting up to 12 doctoral candidates for a starting period of 3 years, with a negotiable starting date.

Deadline: June 12, 2020
The PhD program focuses on interdisciplinary research topics covering
? computational logic, and applications of logic to
? databases and artificial intelligence,
? computer-aided verification,
? security and privacy,
? cyber-physical systems, as well as to
? distributed systems.


Our PhD program LogiCS is focusing on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work with and be mentored by leading researchers in the fields of computational logic, databases and knowledge representation, computer-aided verification, security and privacy, cyber-physical systems, and distributed systems.

The LogiCS doctoral program offers top research expertise, and a stimulating and supportive environment. The LogiCS is coordinated by TU Wien, which offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. The founding body of the LogiCS, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), offers multiple funding opportunities for young researchers to advance their independent scientific careers.



– M. 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

The LogiCS faculty comprises 15 renowned researchers with strong records in research, teaching and advising, complemented by 15 associated members who further strengthen the research and teaching activities of the college.


At the moment we are particularly looking for candidates interested in the following areas:

* Automated Software Verification

* Description Logics

* Epistemic logic in distributed computing

* Game-based Semantics

* Fixed-Parameter Algorithms and Complexity

* Formal Verification of hybrid systems

* Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

* Model Checking

* Modeling and analysis of digital integrated circuits

* Normative Reasoning

* Ontology-based Data Access

* Security and Privacy

* Scheduling and logic programming

* Study of the Interaction between rules from a knowledge base and rules arising from machine learning

* Topology in distributed computing

* Quantified Boolean Formulas


TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)
TU Graz (Graz University of Technology), and
JKU Linz (Johannes Kepler University),


* We are looking for 12 very strong doctoral students.
* The doctoral positions are funded for at least 3 years according to the funding scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). (30 hours per week/ 39.000 EUR gross/year)
* The funding can be extended for one additional year contingent on a placement at one of our international partner institutions.
* The location of the research post is Vienna, Graz or Linz, Austria.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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