Formal Methods and Tools

The mission of FMT is to develop mathematical methods and high-performance algorithms for the design of reliable software- and data-intensive control systems. We focus on modelling, synthesis, analysis, and prediction of their functional, structural and quantitative aspects. We aim to understand a complex systems’ safety, reliability, performance, energy usage, and the risks and costs associated to its architecture, design, operation and maintenance.

Our mission builds on extensive experience in concurrency theory, static analysis, theorem proving, model checking, and term/graph rewriting. Our focus areas are:

  1. Quantitative modelling and analysis for cyber-physical and socio-technical systems;
  2. Program verification for concurrent and distributed software;
  3. High-performance algorithms and tools for model checking and model transformation.

Latest News

Oct. 16, 2018

'Internetscriptieprijs' for Djurre van der Wal!

Djurre van der Wal has won the "KHMW Internetscriptieprijs", the Internet MSc prize in the category "internet and technological sciences"!  The jury has awarded this prize on behalf of KHMW, the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences. The prize will be handed over on November 1st, 2018. Djurre has been asked to present his MSc research on the specification and verification of Wireless Network Protocols in AWN and mCRL2.

Sept. 13, 2018

Güner Orhan wins the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS) Outstanding Paper award

Güner Orhan, with his co-authors, won the 2019 Outstanding Paper award in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS)  for their paper entitled “Learning Context on a Humanoid Robot Using Incremental Latent Dirichlet Allocation,” by Hande Celikkanat, Guner Orhan, Nicolas Pugeault, Frank Guerin, Erol Şahin, and Sinan Kalkan. In: IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (IEEE TCDS), vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 42-59, 2016. The prize comes with a honorarium of US $1,000.

Sept. 12, 2018

Vincent Bloemen wins Best Student Paper at BPM2018

Vincent Bloemen won the Best Student Paper at BPM2018 (Sydney, Australia) for the paper "Maximizing Synchronization for Aligning Observed and Modelled Behaviour", by Vincent Bloemen, Sebastiaan van Zelst, Wil van der Aalst, Boudewijn van Dongen, and Jaco van de Pol.

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Upcoming Events (for recurrent events only next 7 days are shown)

Jan. 24, 15:45,
Ravelijn 2503
Group colloquium: Lukas Miedema: Verification of JVM Bytecode: The whole story
April 6, 9:00,
Prague, Czech Republic
Workshop: Jaco van de Pol: SynCoP 2019: Synthesis of Complex Parameters
July 10, 16:30,
Waaier 4, Berkhoffzaal
PhD Defense: Vincent Bloemen: Vincent Bloemen
July 11, 16:30,
Waaier 4, Berkhoffzaal
PhD Defense: Wei Zheng: Whei Zheng

More events; more lunch colloquia.

Press Releases and Media Coverage

Nov. 23, 2018 TV interview of Marielle Stoelinga with Minister Van Engelshoven on RTL4 in None because of her inaugural speech: Gezocht: een Nerd des Vaderlands. [in Dutch]
Nov. 21, 2018 TV interview with Marielle Stoelinga and Enno Ruijters in RTV Oost because of her inaugural speech: Gezocht: een Nerd des Vaderlands. [in Dutch]
Nov. 18, 2018 Radio interview with Marielle Stoelinga at Nieuws & Co in None because Inaugural speech: Mislukte Sojoez Lancering als Schoolvoorbeeld Risicomanagement. [in Dutch]

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