Laura Kovács

Laura Kovacs

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Laura Kovács
Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Logic and Computation 192/4
Favoritenstraße 9–11
1040 Wien
Austria

Room: HG 03 15 (how to get there)
Phone: +43 (1) 58801 – 184 30
Email: ta.etysrofnull@scavokl
Web: http://forsyte.at/~kovacs/

I am a full professor in computer science at the TU Wien, leading the automated program reasoning (APRe) group of the Formal Methods in Systems Engineering Division. I also hold a part-time professorship at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Chalmers University of Technology.

My research focuses on the design and development of new theories, technologies, and tools for program analysis, with a particular focus on automated assertion generation, symbolic summation, computer algebra, and automated theorem proving. I am the co-developer of the Vampire theorem prover. In 2014, I received the Wallenberg Academy Fellowship and an ERC Starting Grant.

  • Curriculum Vitae: Download CV
  • List of Publications: Download publication list
  • Possible topics for master/bachelor thesis:
    • deductive verification (using e.g. Hoare logic, weakest preconditions);
    • automating the generation of program assertions, such as loop invariants and ranking functions;
    • static analysis of deterministic and probabilistic programs;
    • first-order theorem proving in support of software verification;
    • safety and relational verification.

Please visit my personal web-page at lkovacs.com for further and up-to-date details. 

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