Programming Languages & Verification

The group’s research focuses on the principles, design and implementation of programming languages and on foundational techniques and practical tools for analyzing, testing, and verifying programs against their correctness specifications.

Recent research has developed techniques for verifying compilers and other critical software, and tools for testing and/or verifying concurrent systems.


MPI-SWS students receive ACM SIGPLAN Dissertation Award two years in a row

September 2021
Ralf Jung's thesis has received the 2021 ACM SIGPLAN Dissertation Award, marking the second year in a row that the award was given to an MPI-SWS student.

Ralf Jung receives ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention

July 2021
Ralf Jung's doctoral dissertation on "Understanding and Evolving the Rust Programming Language" has received the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention.

Otto Hahn Medal awarded to two MPI-SWS students

April 2021
Ralf Jung and Bilal Zafar have each been awarded a 2021 Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievement.

MPI-SWS researchers receive multiple awards at ETAPS

April 2021
MPI-SWS researchers receive several ETAPS 2021 awards: the EAPLS Best Paper Award, an EAPLS best paper nomination, and a most distinguished tool award.

ETAPS dissertation award and CACM article for Ralf Jung and his work on Rust

March 2021
Ralf Jung receives 2021 ETAPS dissertation award. His work on Rust was also featured in a recent CACM article.