Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification

Founded in 1997, the Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification (LSV) is the Computer Science laboratory of ENS de Cachan, and is also affiliated to the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) as UMR 8643. Research at LSV is focused on the verification of critical software and systems, as well as on the verification of computer system security.


Caroline Fontaine Masterclass at FIC 2019

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Caroline Fontaine Masterclass at FIC 2019

The International Cybersecurity Forum is the main European event on digital trust. On behalf of the CNRS participation, Caroline Fontaine will give a Master Class on Homomorphic Encryption.

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A domain theory for statistical probabilistic programming

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SEM Ohad Kammar
Tuesday, January 29 2019 at 11:00AM
Pavillon des Jardins
Ohad Kammar (University of Edinburgh)


Sylvain Schmitz nominated at Institut Universitaire de France

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Sylvain Schmitz nominated at Institut Universitaire de France

Sylvain Schmitz has been nominated Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. During his five-year membership term, he will pursue a project on the verification of resource-centric systems.

Alain Finkel and Philippe Schnoebelen receive CAV Award

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Alain Finkel and Philippe Schnoebelen receive CAV Award

Alain Finkel and Philippe Schnoebelen receive the 2017 CAV Award, jointly with the Swedish researchers Parosh Abdulla and Bengt Jonsson, for their contributions to the verification of infinite-state systems. The CAV award is given anually at the CAV conference for fundamental contributions to the field of Computer-Aided Verification. Notices of the American Mathematical Society features the award in its January 2018 issue (Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 2018:65(1) Mathematics People, page 50)

Open Positions

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There are several open positions for students interested in the research topics investigated at LSV, including the following funded PhD and postdoc openings:

Recent publications

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S. Colin, R. Lepigre and G. SchererUnboxing Mutually Recursive Type DefinitionsIn JFLA'19. January 2019. To appear. PDF | BibTeX )
R. Lepigre and C. RaffalliAbstract Representation of Binders in OCaml using the Bindlib LibraryIn LFMTP'18, pages 42-56. ACM Press, July 2018. Web page | PDF | BibTeX )
R. LepigrePML2: Integrated Program Verification in MLIn TYPES'17, Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics. Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2018. To appear. PDF | BibTeX )

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LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan
61, avenue du Président Wilson
94235 CACHAN Cedex, France
+33 1 47 40 75 20
+33 1 47 40 75 21

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Amina Doumane receives the 2018 Ackermann Award

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Former LSV PhD student Amina Doumane will receive the 2018 Ackermann Award for her dissertation On the infinitary proof theory of logics with fixed points prepared at IRIF and LSV. The Ackermann Award is the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL) Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. It will be presented during the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'18) to be held this year in Birmingham, UK.

Lucca Hirschi receives dissertation award of pré-GDR Sécurité Informatique

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Lucca Hirschi received the dissertation award of the CNRS group Sécurité Informatique for his thesis Automated Verification of Privacy in Security Protocols: Back and Forth Between Theory & Practice prepared at LSV.