The Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

studies the principles of efficient, dependable, secure, and usable computing systems, as well as their interaction with the physical and social context in which they operate.

We conduct foundational research in relevant areas of computer science and beyond, covering theory, empirical analysis, and data-driven investigation. We seek impact through publications, artifacts, and people.


Tenure-track Openings at Max Planck Institutes in Computer Science

November 3, 2020
The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbruecken), Software Systems (Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum), invite applications for tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science. Pending final approval, we expect to fill several positions.

Joël Ouaknine elected member of Academia Europaea

September 24, 2020
MPI-SWS faculty member Joël Ouaknine has been elected a member of the Academia Europaea in 2020.

Research Spotlight: Software Engineering for Machine Learning

April 21, 2020
We apply techniques from Software Engineering--including static analysis and test generation--to validate and verify properties of neural networks, such as robustness and fairness.

Max Planck researchers publish 8 papers at POPL 2020 + a new record!

November 13, 2019
Max Planck Researchers have authored eight papers to appear in POPL 2020, just over 10% of all papers accepted this year.

Several Open Positions in the ERC-funded TOROS Project

August 20, 2019
The TOROS project, kindly supported by an ERC starting grant, is looking to fill several open PhD and Postdoc positions.