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: lkovacs@forsyte.at
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.

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 and a Wallenberg Academy Fellow of Sweden. My work has been also awarded with ERC Starting Grant 2014, an ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018 and an ERC Consolidator Grant 2020.

  • Curriculum Vitae and Publications: Download CV and 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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