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.

Kaushik Mallik awarded ETAPS Doctoral Dissertation Award

This is the second time that the ETAPS Dissertation Award was given to an MPI-SWS student


Mariya Toneva joins MPI-SWS tenure-track faculty

September 1, 2022
Mariya Toneva joins the tenure-track faculty at our institute starting September 2022.

Rupak Majumdar wins CONCUR test-of-time award

June 28, 2022
Rupak Majumdar received the CONCUR Test of Time Award for his 2003 paper on "The Element of Surprise in Timed Games."

Two faculty win prestigious Google Research Scholar awards

June 4, 2022
Two MPI-SWS faculty, Maria Christakis and Elissa Redmiles, have earned highly competitive Google Research Scholar awards.

Derek Dreyer appointed MPI-SWS Director

May 1, 2022
Derek Dreyer has been newly appointed as a director of the MPI for Software Systems, effective 1 May 2022.

Outstanding Paper Honorable Mention at AAAI 2022

March 30, 2022
MPI-SWS researchers Jiarui Gan, Rupak Majumdar, Goran Radanovic, and Adish Singla have have received one of only three Outstanding Paper Awards at AAAI 2022, for their paper "Bayesian Persuasion in Sequential Decision-Making."