Open Positions

At the moment, there is this open position.

Reasearch Assistant position


The Computer Science department of the University Koblenz-Landau (Campus Koblenz) invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Mitarbeiterin, 1,0 EGr. 13 TV-L) at PhD level, in the research groups

  • ``Formal methods and theoretical computer science'' (Prof. Dr. Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans) and
  • ``Computer Networks'' (Prof. Dr. Hannes Frey), .

The position is available for 2 years. A further extension is planned. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2019. Applications sent after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should have a MSc degree (or comparable University degree) in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

The prospective scientific assistant will study theoretical modelling ind verification of wireless networked automatic assistant systems like driver assistant systems, self-organizing fleet management, air traffic management, or UAV swarm robotics. Such systems will be modelled as randomly generated graphs. However, such graphs are not arbitrarily random but underlie certain structural properties which are typically satisfied by wireless networks (e.g. limited communication range, spatial correlated communication links). In this project such properties will be described by graph axioms. Based on the axioms local algorithms for structuring wireless graphs will be developed. Objectives are for example intersection free drawings, limited degree, connectivity, or spanner property.

The project covers three areas:

  • (1) based on automatic verification, correctness of local algorithms shall either be verified or falsified (in the latter case, counterexamples have to be generated),
  • (2) local algorithms are to be designed which are correct or correct with high probability under the considered graph axioms,
  • (3) validity of the graph axioms for describing wireless networks has to be investigated by stochastic analysis or by means of simulation.

Focus of the three areas will be decided depending on the skills of the candidate.

Besides participation in research the position includes teaching obligations in theoretical and technical fields of computer science.

See the following web page for the full announcement with more information and instructions how to apply.  Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans.