Laura Kovacs

Docent at Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), [Formella metoder]

Laura Kovacs is an associate professor of Formal Methods at the Department of Computer Science and Egineering at Chalmers University of Technology. Her research and teaching focuses on computer theorem proving and symbolic computation, and integrates program analysis techniques with new approaches to program assertion synthesis and automated reasoning. She is the co-developer of the award-winning theorem prover Vampire, with a special role on enhancing theorem prover with novel features for program analysis. She works interdisciplinary, bridging together computer science, mathematics and logic. She is a founding member of the Austrian Society for Rigorous Systems Engineering. Her scientific work was awarded by the European Resarch Council with an ERC Starting Grant 2014. Link to personal page

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2014–2017

GenPro: Generating and Proving Program Properties via Symbol Elimination

Laura Kovacs Software Technology (Chalmers)
Swedish Research Council (VR)

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Publications

2017

Replacing Conjectures by Positive Knowledge: Inferring Proven Precise Worst-Case Execution Time Bounds Using Symbolic Execution

Jens Knoop, Laura Kovacs, Jakob Zwirchmayr et al
Journal of symbolic computation. Vol. 80, p. 101-124
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2017

Coming to Terms with Quantified Reasoning

Laura Kovacs, Simon Robillard, Andrei Voronkov et al
Proceedings of the 44th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, p. 260-270
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

A Clausal Normal Form Translation for FOOL

Evgenii Kotelnikov, Laura Kovacs, Martin Suda et al
Proceedings of the 2nd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI). Vol. EasyChair EPiC Series in Computing volume 41
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Theory-Specific Reasoning about Loops with Arrays using Vampire

Chen Yuting, Laura Kovacs, Simon Robillard et al
Proceedings of the 3rd Vampire Workshop. Vol. EPiC volume
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd Vampire Workshops

Laura Kovacs, Andrei Voronkov,
Monograph, book
2016

Symbolic Computation and Automated Reasoning for Program Analysis

Laura Kovacs,
Integrated Formal Methods. Vol. 9681, p. 20-27
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

The Vampire and the FOOL

Evgenii Kotelnikov, Laura Kovacs, Andrei Voronkov et al
2016, p. 37-48
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Reasoning About Loops Using Vampire in KeY

Wolfgang Ahrendt, Laura Kovacs, Simon Robillard et al
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 20th International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning, LPAR 2015, Suva, Fiji, 24-28 November 2015. Vol. 9450, p. 434-443
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Lingva: Generating and proving program properties using symbol elimination

I. Dragan, Laura Kovacs,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Perspectives of System Informatics, 9th International Ershov Informatics Conference, PSI 2014 St. Petersburg, Russia, June 24–27, 2014. Vol. 8974, p. 67-75
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Segment Abstraction for Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis

P. Cerny, T. A. Henzinger, Laura Kovacs et al
24th European Symposiumon Programming, ESOP 2015 held as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2015; London; United Kingdom; 11 April 2015 through 18 April 2015. Vol. 9032, p. 105-131
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

A First Class Boolean Sort in First-Order Theorem Proving and TPTP

Evgenii Kotelnikov, Laura Kovacs, A. Voronkov et al
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: International Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM). Vol. 9150, p. 71-86
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Special issue on symbolic computation in software science Foreword

A. Bouhoula, B. Buchberger, Laura Kovacs et al
Journal of Symbolic Computation. Vol. 69, p. 1-2
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2014

Experimenting with SAT solvers in vampire

A. Biere, I. Dragan, Laura Kovacs et al
Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Human-Inspired Computing and Its Applications. 13th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2014, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, November 16-22, 2014. Proceedings, Part I. Vol. 8856, p. 431-442
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Extensional crisis and proving identity

A. Gupta, Laura Kovacs, B. Kragl et al
Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis. 12th International Symposium, ATVA 2014, Sydney, NSW, Australia, November 3-7, 2014. Vol. 8837, p. 185-200
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Supervisory Control of Discrete-Event Systems via IC3

Mohammad Reza Shoaei, Laura Kovacs, Bengt Lennartson et al
10th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2014. Vol. 8855, p. 252-266
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Bound Propagation for Arithmetic Reasoning in Vampire

Ioan Dragan, Konstantin Korovin, Laura Kovacs et al
Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, September 23-26, 2013, Timisoara, Romania. Nikolaj Bjorner (editors), IEEE series, p. 169-176
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Special issue on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems

Laura Kovacs, Rosario Pugliese, Josep Silva et al
Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming. Vol. 82 (8), p. 241-242
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2013

The Auspicious Couple: Symbolic Execution and WCET Analysis

Armin Biere, Jens Knoop, Laura Kovacs et al
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (WCET 2013), July 9, 2013, Paris, France. Claire Maiza (editor), OASICS Series of Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik . Vol. 30, p. 53-63
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

WCET Squeezing: On-Demand Feasibility Refinement for Proven Precise WCET-Bounds

Jens Knoop, Laura Kovacs, Jakob Zwirchmayr et al
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (RTNS 2013), October 17-18, 2013, Sophia Antipolis, France. Michel Auguin and Robert de Simone and Robert Davis and Emmanuel Grolleau (editors), ACM , p. 161-170
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

A Parametric Interpolation Framework for First-Order Theories

Laura Kovacs, Natasha Sharygina, Simone Fulvio Rollini et al
Proceedings of the 12th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence - Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications (MICAI 2013), November 24-30, 2013, Mexico City, Mexico. Felix Castro and Alexander F. Gelbukh and Miguel Gonzalez (editors), Springer Lectures Notes in Computer Science. Vol. LNCS 8265, p. 24-40
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

The Inverse Method for Many-Valued Logics

Laura Kovacs, Andrei Mantsivoda, Andrei Voronkov et al
Proceedings of the 12th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence - Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications (MICAI 2013), November 24-30, 2013, Mexico City, Mexico. Felix Castro and Alexander F. Gelbukh and Miguel Gonzalez (editors), Springer Lectures Notes in Computer Science. Vol. LNCS 8265, p. 12-23
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Tree Interpolation in Vampire

Regis Blanc, Ashutosh Gupta, Laura Kovacs et al
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning (LPAR-19), December 14-19, 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Kenneth L. McMillan and Aart Middeldorp and Andrei Voronkov (editors), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. LNCS 8312, p. 173-181
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

SmacC: A Retargetable Symbolic Execution Engine

Armin Biere, Jens Knoop, Laura Kovacs et al
Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA 2013), October 15-18, 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam, Dang Van Hung and Mizuhito Ogawa (editors), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. LNCS 8172, p. 482-486
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

First-Order Theorem Proving and Vampire

Laura Kovacs, Andrei Voronkov,
Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 2013), July 13-19, 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Natasha Sharygina and Helmut Veith (editors), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences. Vol. LNCS 8044, p. 1-35
Conference paper - peer reviewed