Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Royal Holloway, University of London

Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Computer Science Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The application deadline is Oct 17, 2021.
Salary £35,931-£37,979.
Duration: until February 2023.

Successful applicants will be working on the EPSRC-funded “Verification of Hardware Concurrency via Model Learning” (CLeVer) project (EP/S028641/1), led by Alexandra Silva (UCL) and Matteo Sammartino (Royal Holloway, University of London).

This is a joint research effort involving Royal Holloway University of London, University College London, and ARM, world-leading designer of multi-core chips.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Matteo Sammartino on

# Project Description

Digital devices increasingly rely on multi-threaded computation, with sophisticated concurrent behaviour becoming prevalent at any scale. As the complexity of these systems increases, there is a pressing need to automate the assessment of their correctness, especially with respect to concurrency-related aspects. Formal verification provides highly effective techniques to assess the correctness of systems. However, formal models are usually built by humans, and as such can be error-prone and inaccurate.

The CLeVer project aims to:

– develop a novel verification framework that relies on learning techniques to automatically build and verify models of concurrency, with a particular focus on multi-core systems.

– apply the framework to real-world verification tasks, in collaboration with ARM.

# The ideal candidate

We are looking for candidates with a PhD in one of the following areas: model-based testing and verification, formal methods for concurrency, automated analysis of hardware systems. Experience in multiple areas will be valued. Candidates ideally should also have strong programming skills.

# Where to apply

The online application and further details can be found here: