Campus E1 1
66123 Saarbrücken (Germany)
ERC Consolidator Grant
Prof. Bernd Finkbeiner, Ph.D. is a faculty member at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security and a professor for computer science at Saarland University. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2003 from Stanford University. Since 2003, he leads the Reactive Systems Group, which became part of CISPA in 2020. His research focus is the development of reliable guarantees for the safety and security of computer systems, including specification, program synthesis and repair, and static and dynamic verification.
Proceedings of FSTTCS 2022,42nd IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science
Runtime VerificationRuntime Verification 2022
Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering
43rd ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI)43rd ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI)
34th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, Proceedings (to appear)34th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 22)
Proceedings of HSCC22,25th ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
Proceedings of 34th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 22)34th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 22)
Lectures: Tuesday 2 to 4 pm and Thursday 10 am to 12 noon in HS001, E1 3.
Tutorials: Friday 10 am to 12 noon and Friday 12 noon to 2 pm in Room 206, E1 1.
Office Hour: Wednesday 10 am to 12 noon in Room 106, E1 1.
There will be an option to attend the lectures, tutorials and Office Hour remotely.
How can one ensure that computer programs actually do what they are intended to do? Simply running a program repeatedly with various inputs is inadequate, because one cannot tell which inputs might cause the program to fail. It is possible to tailor a tester to test a given program, but present-day programs are so complex that they cannot be adequately checked through conventional testing, which can leave significant bugs undetected. Program verification uses mathematical and logical methods to prove that a program is correct. This approach was pioneered by, among others, Dijkstra, Floyd, Gries, Hoare, Lamport, Manna, Owicki and Pnueli. Today, we have powerful decision procedures that can, completely automatically, answer basic questions about the data types typically used by programmers. Model Checking is a “push-button” technology that can analyze finite-state abstractions of programs with as many as 1020 states. This course takes an up-to-date look at the theory and practice of program verification.
In this seminar, we will explore new research that shows that deep neural networks are, in fact, able to reason on “symbolic systems”, i.e., systems that are built with symbols like programming languages or formal logics.
This course takes an up-to-date look at the theory and practice of program verification.