Tom Henzinger

September 2, 2020, 16:30-17:30 CET, Streaming on ZOOM.

Joint keynote with CONCUR and QEST

Tom Henzinger is president of IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria). He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree from Kepler University in Linz, a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University (1991), and Dr.h.c. degrees from Fourier University in Grenoble and from Masaryk University in Brno. He was Assistant Professor at Cornell University, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrucken, and Professor at EPFL. His research focuses on modern systems theory, especially models, algorithms, and tools for the design and verification of reliable software and embedded systems. His HyTech tool was the first model checker for mixed discrete-continuous systems. He is an ISI highly cited researcher, a member of Academia Europaea, a member of the German and Austrian Academies of Sciences, and a Fellow of the AAAS, the ACM, and the IEEE. He received the Robin Milner Award of the Royal Society, the EATCS Award of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, the Wittgenstein Award of the Austrian Science Fund, and an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant.

Stefan Resch

September 2, 2020, 13:00–13:55 CET, Streaming on ZOOM.

Stefan Resch is system architect at Thales in Vienna. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 2015 on composability for fail-safe systems. Currently, he is working as system architect for the TAS Control Platform, a safety-critical fault-tolerant computing platform for railway control applications which is used in 80% of Thales’ safety critical solutions for ground transportation. His main focus are novel safety mechanisms and distributed algorithms for safety-critical systems in the railway domain.

Roderick Bloem

September 3, 2020, 16:30-17:30 CET, Streaming on ZOOM.

Joint keynote with CONCUR and FORMATS

Roderick Bloem received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Leiden University, the Netherlands in 1996, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, in 2001. From 2002 until 2008, he was an Assistant at Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria. From 2008, he has been a full professor of Computer Science at the same university. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers in formal verification, reactive synthesis and security. He leads the Austrian National Research Network on Rigorous Systems Engineering and has organized events including the Computer Aided Verification conference and Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design.