Josef Widder


I am temporary associate professor (Privatdozent) in the Embedded Computing Systems group at TU Wien.
In the past, I worked at the Parasol Lab at Texas A&M University, the Laboratoire d’Informatique LIX at Ecole polytechnique, and at the FORSYTE group at TU Wien.

My primary area of interest is the theoretical approach to distributed algorithms, currently focussing on automated verification of fault-tolerant distributed algorithms.

CV from January 2017.




  • an up-to-date list of my publications.
  • my ACM Author-izer page provides free access to my papers that were published with ACM.
  • my papers at dblp.


Recent activities



  • PRAVDA. Parametrized Verification of Fault-tolerant Distributed Algorithms (FWF)
  • APALACHE. Abstraction-based parameterized TLA+ checker (WWTF)
  • RiSE. Rigorous Systems Engineering (FWF)


Contact information

Josef Widder
Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Technische Informatik 182/2
Embedded Computing Systems Group
Treitlstraße 3
1040 Wien

room: DE 02 11
phone: +43 (1) 58801 – 18263
email: ta.etysrofnull@reddiw

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