[Agda] Postdoc opportunities in functional programming & formal verification

Adam Chlipala adamc at csail.mit.edu
Wed May 2 16:29:43 CEST 2012

This is an informal attempt to reach out to people who might be 
interested in doing postdocs with me, perhaps starting as early as this 
summer or fall.  I am a new faculty member in computer science at MIT, 
currently in the tail end of my first cycle of research grant 
applications, waiting for decisions.  So, I don't have any specific 
funding for postdocs awarded yet, but I'm optimistic that there will be 
some opportunities soon, and I hope to start some conversations with 
interested candidates now.

I work in program verification and other formal theorem proving with the 
Coq proof assistant, along with design and implementation of functional 
programming languages, especially those inspired by dependent type 
theory (as in Coq).  Lengthier overview of my interests here:

I'd like to invite recent PhD graduates or those who expect to receive 
PhD's soon to get in touch with me by e-mail, if they think they might 
like to come to MIT for a year or more to work with me on these sorts of 
topics.  Ideal candidates will have track records as lead authors of 
papers published at top programming languages conferences like POPL, 
PLDI, and ICFP; or perhaps lack of such a record can be overcome by 
significant implementation experience in research-oriented projects.

While I'm writing, I'll also mention that I'd be glad to exchange 
e-mails with those considering applying to our PhD program this fall who 
might like to work in my group.  In contrast to the situation with 
postdocs, there is a formal, centralized application process for 
graduate students, but it can still be useful to gather some information 
on fit ahead of time.

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