Principles of Programming Seminar

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Reddy Conference Room 4405 Gates & Hillman Centers



Software has become a central and integral part of many systems and products of the information era. In embedded and cyber-physical systems, software is not an isolated component but instead an integrated part of larger, e.g. technical or mechanical systems. During the last decade, there has been an exponential growth in the size of embedded software, resulting in an increasing need for software engineering methods addressing the special needs of the embedded and cyber-physical domain.
In this talk, I discuss the challenges that arise in the field of software engineering in embedded and cyber-physical systems. Since such systems are often used in safety- and security-critical environments, it is an urgent problem how their reliability and correctness can be ensured. A particular problem arises due to the hybrid nature of these systems as they contain both discrete and continuous parts that interact together. I demonstrate how these requirements can be met by presenting some of our research results from the automotive domain and from hardware/software co-design and co-verification. Concludingly, I give an overview over further research topics in my group.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Glesner is a full professor at the Technical University of Berlin, heading the chair Software and Embedded Systems Engineering. Dr. Glesner holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a diploma degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. At the University of Karlsruhe, she also finished her habilitation, which qualified her as a university teacher. Dr. Glesner's research lies in the fields of software engineering, embedded systems, and hardware/software co-design, with a particular focus on validation and verification. Her research projects have been funded, among others, by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Commission, and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
Faculty Host: André Platzer

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