Why study Logical Methods in Computer Science at TU Wien?
Logical Methods in Computer Science at Vienna University of Technology offers an international program characterized by the unique combination of disciplines where logical methods decisively impact practical computer science.
Logic is a powerful reasoning tool. Originally invented as an aid for sound argumentation, it reached maturity in the form of mathematical logic and analytic philosophy in the early 20th century, with significant contributions from Vienna. LogiCS continoues this tradition, using logic as a tool that enables computer programs to reason about the world.
The LogiCS faculty comprises 15 renowned researchers with strong records in research, teaching, and advising, complemented by 14 associated members who further strengthen the research and teaching activities of the college, as well as visiting professors and frequent guests.
International recognition of their work is reflected by (among others): 4 European research Council – ERC Grants, two START Prizes, a Wittgenstein Award; the Lovelace Medal by the British Computer Society; memberships in the Austrian Academy of Sciences as well as German Academy of Science, Academia Europaea; fellowships in the British Royal Society, ACM, ECCAI (European Association for Artificial Intelligence), Christian Doppler Laboratories; numerous grants by the Austrian and the Vienna Science Fund.
Research and Live in Austria?
Vienna has a prominent history in mathematics, computer science, and logic research (Kurt Gödel, Vienna Circle, …). Additionally, it has repeatedly been ranked number 1 in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.
Programme StructureSuccessful applicants will work on interdisciplinary research topics covering
- computational logic,
- databases and artificial intelligence,
- computer-aided verification, and
- emerging application domains, such as cyber-physical systems, distributed systems, and security & privacy.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Data Science & Big Data Artificial Intelligence View 3 other PhDs in Data Science & Big Data in Austria
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Evidence of prior achievement
- Degree certificates (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree or higher) of a post-secondary education institution including course transcripts and an explanation of the grading system(s) used in these degree certificates.
- Abstract of diploma / Master’s thesis
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation Letter
- At least two letters of recommendation
- At least one of your referees should have a scientific background.
- If your referees prefer, letters of recommendation may be sent separately to email@example.com clearly indicating the applicant’s name.
- Certificate of English language proficiency (see below)
- Scan of the applicant’s passport
- Only the pages containing your personal data and picture.
- Officially certified transcripts of degree certificate(s)
- Only for non-EU citizens (excl. Swiss nationals).
- Optional: Research proposal
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Vienna
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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