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.


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

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

Former MPI-SWS postdoc receives ERC starting grant

September 2019
Former MPI-SWS postdoc Ori Lahav was awarded an ERC starting grant on "Verification-Aware Programming Language Concurrency Semantics".  

Advanced Automata Theory Course at TU Kaiserslautern

May 2019
Damien Zufferey and Daniel Neider are co-teaching Advanced Automata Theory in summer 2019 at the University of Kaiserslautern.

Azalea Raad selected to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum

April 2019
MPI-SWS postdoctoral fellow Azalea Raad has been selected to attend the 7th annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in September 2019. An international committee of experts selected Azalea for one of only 200 spots reserved for young computer scientists and mathematicians from around the world.

MPI-SWS researchers have a distinguished paper at POPL 2019

January 2019
Vineet Rajani and Deepak Garg, along with their co-authors Marco Vassena, Alejandro Russo and Deian Stefan, have won a Distinguished Paper Award at the 2019 ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2019).