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.

Paper by MPI-SWS researchers wins both a 2019 Usenix Security Symposium Distinguished Paper Award and the Usenix/Facebook Internet Defense Prize


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.

Krishna Gummadi appointed MPI-SWS Director

May 27, 2019
Krishna Gummadi has been newly appointed as a director of the MPI for Software Systems, effective 1 June 2019.

Girls' Day 2019

April 5, 2019
The MPIs for Informatics and Software Systems welcomed 27 school-aged girls for the annual Girls' Day on 28 March.

Five MPI-SWS papers at POPL 2019!

January 3, 2019
Just as in 2018, MPI-SWS researchers again authored a total of five POPL papers in 2019.

Research Spotlight: From Newton to Turing to cyber-physical systems

February 13, 2018
MPI-SWS researchers are investigating what classes of infinite-state programs can be analyzed algorithmically by viewing computer programs abstractly as dynamical systems.