Imperial College, Lecturer Position

From: Mark Wallace <>
Date: Fri 13 Aug 1999 08:32:41 AM GMT
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Governors' Lectureship, Imperial College

IC-Parc, the Centre for Planning and Resource Control at Imperial
College , is seeking to recruit to a Governors' Lecturer position in
the area of constraint programming.  IC-Parc pursues both basic and
applications-driven research into hybrid algorithms for large scale
resource-constrained planning problems.

Current research interests focus on cooperating constraint solvers and
the hybridisation of constructive and local search methods.  The
ECLiPSe constraint logic programming system lies at the heart of the
research venture and is used in all of IC-Parc's applications.  The
system enables different constraint solvers and constraint handlers to
cooperate within a constructive search algorithm.  ECLiPSe is now
being enhanced is to allow constructive search to be hybridised with
local search.

The new appointment will join the ECLiPSe team.  The agenda is to
design, develop and support facilities both for solving complex
problems, and to generalise and capture new solution techniques inside

Teaching opportunities at IC-Parc centre on the postgraduate
programme, in which ECLiPSe plays a pivotal role.  Teaching is in the
form of tutorials where postgraduates learn to exploit and test the
facilities of the platform.  Other forms of teaching are currently in
the planning stages.  PhD supervision forms an important part of the
teaching programme.

Candidates should have a strong interest in language design and
implementation, with solid experience in logic programming and
constraints programming, and a desire to work on developing hybrid
algorithms.  Candidates should have a PhD and ideally some industrial

Appointments will normally be made in the Lecturer salary range of
18,789 - 31,182 pounds (pay award pending).  In addition, there will
be substantial opportunities for consulting with IC-Parc's spin-off
company Parc Technologies.

The final date for receipt of applications is Thursday 30 September.
Further details about the Governors' Lecturer scheme can be obtained
from Sheema Ahmed, (, Human Resources, Imperial
College, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ.  For more information about
the post contact Mark Wallace at the address below.

Information about IC-Parc can be found on its Web page at

Dr. Mark Wallace, IC-Parc,              Phone  +44 171 594 8434 
William Penney Laboratory,              Fax    +44 171 594 8432
Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK.   Email:
Received on Wed Aug 18 10:26:53 1999

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