Paper Conditional Testing: Off-the-Shelf Combination of Test-Case Generators accepted for presentation at ATVA 2019.

Prof. Dr. Gidon Ernst

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Software and Computational Systems Lab
Institute for Informatics
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich)
Oettingenstraße 67
80538 Munich (Germany)

Room F 007, Oettingenstr. 67
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  • New Publication: Gidon Ernst and Toby Murray: SecCSL: Security Concurrent Separation Logic. CAV 2019. Draft, Slides.
  • Invited Talk in the Ringvorlesung of the Software Engineering Elite Graduate Program of Uni Augsburg, LMU, TUM: SecCSL: Security Concurrent Separation Logic. Slides (in german).
  • Paper accepted: Gidon Ernst, Sean Sedwards, Zhenya Zhang, and Ichiro Hasuo: Fast Falsification of Hybrid Systems using Probabilistically Adaptive Input. To appear at QEST 2019. Draft.
  • Invited Talk at TYPES in Munich 2019: Applications of type theory for software verification. Slides.
  • Tool: SecC: A verifier for C that supports expressive information flow and concurrency.


My research focuses in scalable methods for software specification, testing, and verification. I am specifically interested in system properties that go beyond sequential functional correctness, such as crash tolerance for file systems, concurrency, or information flow security. I have a strong interest in tool building and applying these to realistic and practical challenges.


Security Concurrent Separation Logic (SecCSL) combines reasoning about expressive, value-dependent security classifications with concurrency and low-level code. The approach is implemented in the tool SecC.

Joint work with Toby Murray


Falsification of temporal logic requirements for hybrid systems. See FalStar and the ARCH competition on falsification.

Joint work with Ichiro Hasuo, Sean Sedwards, Zhenya Zhang.

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