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Title: Expressive and efficient bounded model checking of concurrent software
Author: Morse, Jeremy
ISNI:       0000 0004 5356 1282
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2015
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To improve automated verification techniques for ANSI-C software, I examine temporal logics for describing program properties, and techniques for increasing the speed of program verification,for both single threaded and concurrent programs, based on the model checker ESBMC. A technique for evaluating LTL formulae over finite program traces is proposed and evaluated over a piece of industrial software and a suite of benchmarks, with favourable results. Efficient formulations of the model checking problem for SMT solvers are evaluated, and the performance of different solvers compared. Finally a number of optimisations for concurrent program verification not previously applied to symbolic software model checking are evaluated, resulting in an order of magnitude performance improvement over ESBMCs prior and already internationally competitive performance.
Supervisor: Nicole, Denis Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA76 Computer software