News and Events
Here we list the news of FMT
|April 5, 2016||
The GI/ITG Technical Committee of "Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems" has awarded to Arnd Hartmanns the MMB Dissertation Award 2016 at the biennial MMB & DFT conference in Münster on April 5, 2016.
Arnd Hartmanns completed his Ph.D. with a thesis titled "On the Analysis of Stochastic Timed Systems" at Saarland University, Germany, supervised by Prof. Holger Hermanns. He joined the Formal Methods and Tools Group at the University of Twente as a postdoc in October 2015.
|March 23, 2016||
During the ICT.OPEN2016 event on 22 and 23 March, 2016, Wytse Oortwijn won the best IPA poster presentation award. The poster, titled "Static Verification of Message Passing Programs", covers ongoing work on the verification of distributed programs, jointly with Stefan Blom and Marieke Huisman.
|March 1, 2016||
Mariëlle Stoelinga (EEMCS/FMT group) acquired a new NWO IPPSI/KIEM project: SamSam: An integral SAfety / Security Analysis fraMework. IPPSI KIEM is the Innovative Public-Private Cooperation programme of NWO. The project is co-funded by Delta Pi, an innovative SME in risk analysis for technical infrastructures.
The goal of the SamSam project is to develop an integral model-based analysis framework for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) and cyber security aspects. Usually, RAMS and security are considered separately, which is inefficient and ineffective. RAMS and security are tightly connected and often lead to conflicting requirements: measures that increase reliability or safety can be exploited by hackers; measures that increase security often decrease the system safety or availability. The aim of the SamSam project is to combine two existing, prominent frameworks for RAMS and security analysis, (namely, attack trees and fault trees), and evaluate these via three industrial case studies.
|February 24, 2016||
Sven Zebel, Ellen Giebels, Boudewijn Haverkort and Marielle Stoelinga have acquired a project in the Tech4people programme that stimulates collaborations between the social and the technical sciences. Topic is victim offender mediation via digital communication. The role of Marielle Stoelinga is to analyze the risks related to this new technology.
|November 24, 2015||
Koen Degeling (student in BMS) wins the "Best Student Podium Presentation Award" for his presentation at ISPOR (9 november 2015, Milan, Italy), the 18th Annual European Congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. The presentation was based on joint work, leading to the abstract "Comparison of Timed Automata with Discrete Event Simulation for modeling personalized treatment decisions: The case of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer", Koen Degeling, Hendrik Koffijberg, Stefano Schivo, Rom Langerak, and Maarten J. IJzerman.
|November 2, 2015||
NIRICT reconnaissance topic is aiming to enhance collaboration of the three universities of technology in NIRICT research themes, with a focus highly based on national and international ICT programs, such as the ICT Roadmap for the Topsectors and Horizon2020.
The kick-off meeting for this reconnaissance topic will be held on December 3, 2015 in Utrecht.
|October 13, 2015||
Marieke Huisman has been nominated for the yearly VIVA 400-award in the category 'Knappe Koppen' (clever people), because she received the Prof. de Winterprize, and a NWO TOP grant. For the full list, see http://www.viva400.nl/, where you also can vote (until November 4, 2015).
|October 8, 2015||
A recent breakthorugh in the area of Unconventional Computing has been published in the leading British journal Nature Nanotechnology. In this research a group of scientists of CTIT and MESA of the UT have demonstrated how a disordered network of gold nanoparticles can be configured into any of the Boolean logic gates by using a form of artificial evolution. This proof of principle has great potential for future alternatives to digital computing, and for multi-purpose devices at the nanoscale. For more information, follow the link to the publication:
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|September 24, 2015||
His work, entitled Simplifying Fault Trees by Graph Rewriting, has been selected by the Fakultätentag Informatik. Sebastian will be awarded the price during the 45th Annual Meeting of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. – GI).
His thesis has been supervised by Joost-Pieter Katoen and Marielle Stoelinga. He wrote his work during an exchange visit at the FMT group, collaborating with Dennis Guck, Arend Rensink and Marielle Stoelinga.
(Foto by BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg/MMZ)
|June 26, 2015||
Sebastian Junges, a student from RWTH Aachen University who wrote his MSc thesis at the Formal Methods & Tools group, wins a prizes for being the best MSc student in Computer Science at RWTH Aachen. His Grade Point Average is 1.1.
Moreover, his MSc thesis has been elected as the best MSc thesis in Computer Science.As such, RWTH Aachen has nominated his thesis for the Fakultätentag Informatik (FTI) Preis 2015, a nation-wide award in Computer Science.
Junges' thesis concerns Fault Tree Analysis, a wide spread technique in system reliability engineering, deployed by NASA, Airbus, Boeing, ESA, Toyota etc. Junges presents a technique to reduce the computation of Fault Trees, by graph transfromation techniques. In this way, fault trees can be analyzed that were too complex before.
The thesis has been supervised by Joost-Pieter Katoen, and Marielle Stoelinga, in collaboration with Arend Rensink.