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.
19th International Symposium, ATVA 2021, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, October 18–22, 2021, ProceedingsATVA 2021
Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA 2021)19th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA 2021)
LNCSRuntime Verification - 21st International Conference, RV 2021, Virtual Event, October 11-14, 2021, Proceedings
CONCUR32nd International Conference on Concurrency Theory, CONCUR 2021
iX Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik
Proceedings, Part I33rd International Conference, CAV 2021
Computer Aided Verification - 33nd International ConferenceCAV 2021
LNCS13th NASA Formal Methods Symposium, NFM 2021
MCPS '21: Proceedings of the Workshop on Medical Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Medical Things11th Workshop on Medical Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Medical Things
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.