Oded Maler

Research Director


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Research interests:  Theory of Automata, Timed and Hybrid Systems, Verification, Synthesis and Monitoring of Systems, Scheduling and Planning, Systems Biology.

Short Cucurriculum Vitae
"In the beginning
God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."
Oded Maler was born in 21.2.57 in Haifa, Israel. He obtained his B.A. in Computer Science from the Technion, Haifa in 1979 and his M.Sc. in Management Science from the University of Tel-Aviv at In 1984. In 1989 he finished his Ph.D. thesis (Finite Automata: Infinite Behavior, Learnability and Decomposition), under the liberal supervision of A. Pnueli in the department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot. After two years of post-doc at IRISA, Rennes, he moved to Grenoble at 1992 and obtained a research position (CR1) at the CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research) in 1994. He has been promoted to "research director" (DR2) in 2001 and (DR1) in 2011. And he lives more or less happily ever after.

Warm topics

·  Frontiers in Analog CAD (FAC) 2014 Grenoble, July 2014 New

·  Hybrid Systems Biology (HSB) 2014 Vienna, July 2014 New

·  FORMATS 2014 Florence, September 2014 New

·  Dynamic Systems Biology (slides, December 2013), video, September 2013 part 1 part 2 New

·  Events: HSCC, HSB , Infinity, PODC, ICALP, QAPL

·  SpaceEx: The State-space Explorer (new release)

·  Research on Analog Circuit Verification at Verimag, Toward AMS verification (slides)

·  Second Workshop: Toward Systems Biology , Grenoble 30/5-1/6/2011 slides

·  Timed and Hybrid Systems research at Verimag 2005-2009 Slides, February 2010

·  Reachability for Continuous and Hybrid Systems RP 2009 (good slides) Continuous Systems Verification Slides Video

·  Paul Caspi: 1944-2012

·  At Least Now  Poems (in Hebrew), 1978.

·  Publications 

Recent Work

·  J.-F. Kempf, O. Lebeltel, O. Maler, Formal and Informal Methods for Multi-Core Design Space Exploration, QAPL 2014New

·  O. Maler, The Unmet Challenge of Timed Systems, in From Program to Systems, 2014New Slides

·  O. Maler, I.E. Mens, Learning Regular Languages over Large Alphabets, TACAS 2014 New Slides

·  O. Maler Algorithmic Verification of Continuous and Hybrid Systems, Infinity 2013New

·  S. Saidi, P. Tendulkar, T. Lepley, O. Maler, Optimizing Two-Dimensional DMA Transfers for Scratchpad Based MPSoCs Platforms, Microprocessors and Microsystems, 2013

·  O. Maler, A. Halasz, O. Lebeltel, O. Maler Exploring the Dynamics of Mass Action Systems, HSB 2013 SlidesNew

·  P. Tendulkar, P. Poplavko, O. Maler, Symmetry Breaking for Multi-Criteria Mapping and Scheduling on Multicores, FORMATS 2013, SlidesNew

·  A Donze, T. Ferrere, O. Maler, Efficient Robust Monitoring for STL, CAV 2013 SlidesNew

·  J.-F. Kempf, M. Bozga, O. Maler, As Soon as Probable: Optimal Scheduling under Stochastic Uncertainty, TACAS 2013 Slides New

·  S. Stoma, A. Donze, F. Bertaux, O. Maler, G. Batt, STL-based analysis of TRAIL-induced apoptosis challenges the notion of type I/type II cell line classification, PLoS Comp. Biology, 2013

·  O. Maler, D. Nickovic, Monitoring Properties of Analog and Mixed-Signal Designs, STTT, 2013

·  E. Pourcelot, N. Mobilia, A. Donze, F. Louis, O. Maler, P. Mossuz, E. Fanchon, JM Moulis, Cellular Iron Regulation in Animals: Need and Use of Suitable Models, 2012

·  A. Donze, O. Maler, E. Bartocci, D. Nickovic, R. Grosu, S. Smolka, On Temporal Logic and Signal Processing, ATVA 2012

·  S. Saidi, P. Tendulkar, T. Lepley, O. Maler, Optimizing Explicit Data Transfers for Data Parallel Applications on the Cell Architecture, HiPEAC 2012 Slides

Selected Publications

·  J.-F. Kempf, M. Bozga, O. Maler, Performance Evaluation of Schedulers in a Probabilistic Setting, FORMATS 2011 Slides

·  O. Maler, On Under-Determined Dynamical Systems, EMSOFT 2011, Slides

·  A. Donze, E. Fanchon, L.M. Gattepaille, O. Maler, Ph.Tracqui, Robustness Analysis and Behavior Discrimination in Enzymatic Reaction Networks, PLoS One 2011

·  J. Legriel, C. Le Guernic, S. Cotton, O. Maler, Approximating the Pareto Front of Multi-Criteria Optimization Problems, TACAS 2010

·  O. Maler, Amir Pnueli and the Dawn of Hybrid Systems, HSCC 2010, Good slides

·  O. Maler, On the Krohn-Rhodes Cascaded Decomposition Theorem, Time for Verification, Essays in Memory of Amir Pnueli, 2010

·  R. Ben Salah, M. Bozga, O. Maler, Compositional Timing Analysis, EMSOFT, 2009. Old informal version Slides

·  A. Degorre, O. Maler, On Scheduling Policies for Streams of Structured Jobs, FORMATS, 2008

·  O. Maler, D. Nickovic, A. Pnueli, Checking Temporal Properties of Discrete, Timed and Continuous Behaviors, Trakhtenbrot Festschrift, 2008

·  O. Maler, On Optimal and Reasonable Control in the Presence of Adversaries, IFAC Annual Reviews in Control, 2007. Slides Version francaise/French version

·  A. Donze, O. Maler,  Systematic Simulation using Sensitivity Analysis, HSCC, 2007 Slides

·  S. Cotton, O. Maler, Fast and Flexible Difference Logic Propagation for  DPLL(T), SAT, 2006. Slides

·  A. Girard, C. Le Guernic, O. Maler, Efficient Computation of Reachable Sets of Linear Time-Invariant Systems with Inputs, HSCC 2006. Slides

·  Y. Abdeddaïm, E. Asarin, O. Maler, Scheduling with Timed Automata, Theoretical Computer Science, 2006. 

·  P. Caspi, O. Maler, From Control Loops to Real-Time Programs, Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems, 2005.

·  O. MalerControl from Computer Science, IFAC Annual Reviews in Control, 2003. Slides

·  E. Asarin, O. Maler, P. CaspiTimed Regular Expressions, The Journal of the ACM, 2002. 

·  O. MalerGuest Editorial: Verification of Hybrid Systems, European Journal of Control, 2001

·  E. Asarin, O. Bournez, T. Dang, O. Maler, A. Pnueli, Effective Synthesis of Switching Controllers for Linear Systems, Proc. of the IEEE, 2000.

·  O. Bournez, O. Maler, A. Pnueli, Orthogonal Polyhedra: Representation and Computation, HSCC, 1999

·  E. Asarin, O. Maler, As Soon as Possible: Time Optimal Control for Timed Automata, HSCC, 1999

·  M. Bozga, O. Maler, On the Representation of Probabilities over Structured Domains, CAV 1999. Slides

·  O. Maler, A Unified Approach for Studying Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, CDC, 1998.

·  T. Dang, O. Maler, Reachability Analysis via Face Lifting, HSCC 1998

·  A. Bouajjani, J. Esparza, O. Maler, Reachability Analysis of Pushdown Automata: Application to Model-Checking, CONCUR 1997.

·  E. Asarin, O. Maler, A.Pnueli, Symbolic Controller Synthesis for Discrete and Timed Systems, Hybrid Systems II, 1995

·  E. Asarin, O. Maler, A.Pnueli, Reachability Analysis of Dynamical Systems having Piecewise-Constant Derivatives, TCS, 1995 Slides

·  O. Maler, A.Pnueli, On the Learnability of Infinitary Regular Sets, Information and computation, 1995 Slides

·  O. Maler, Hybrid Systems and Real-World Computations, unpublished, 1992

·  O. Maler, Why should we Develop Artificial Worms and How?, unpublished, 1990

·  O. Maler, A. Pnueli, On the Cascaded Decomposition of Automata, its Complexity and Application to Logic, unpublished, 1988-1994

PhD Students

·  Thao Dang, Verification and Synthesis of Hybrid Systems (with E. Asarin), October 2000

·  Yasmina Abdeddaïm, Scheduling with Timed Automata (with E. Asarin), November 2002

·  Moez Mahfoudh, On Satisfiability Checking for Difference Logic (with E. Asarin and P. Niebert), May 2003

·  Abdelkarim Kerbaa, Conditional Scheduling Strategies using Timed Automata (with M. Bozga), October 2006

·  Alexandre Donze, Trajectory-Based Verification and Controller Synthesis for Continuous and Hybrid Systems (with T. Dang), June 2007

·  Ramzi Ben Salah, On Timing Analysis of Large Systems (with M. Bozga), October 2007

·  Dejan Nickovic, Checking Timed and Hybrid Properties, October 2008

·  Scott Cotton, On some Problems in Satisfiability Solving, June 2009

·  Colas Le Guernic, Reachability Analysis of Hybrid Systems with Linear Continuous Dynamics (with A. Girard), October 2009 slides

·  Aldric Degorre, On some Quantitative Aspects of Formal Languages (with E. Asarin), October 2009

·  Julien Legriel, Multi-Criteria Optimization and its Application to Multi-Processor Embedded Systems October 2011 slides

·  Selma Saidi, Optimizing DMA Data Transfers for Embedded Multi-Cores (manuscript 9/8/12) October 2012 slides

·  Jean-Francois Kempf, On Computer-Aided Design-Space Exploration for Multi-Cores (manuscript 20/8/12) October 2012 slides

·  Pranav Tendulkar, 2014 (Deploying software on multi-core computers)

·  Jan Lanik, 2015 (Circuit switching reduction)

·  Irini Mens, 2015 (Learning Regular Languages over Large Alphabets)

·  Thomas Ferrere, 2016 (Monitoring AMS assertions)

·  Abhinav Srivastav, 2016 (Multi-criteria optimization)

·  Dogan Ulus, 2017 (Efficient monitoring and verification of analog circuits)

Old Stuff

·  My Habilitation (a kind of scientific autobiography summarizing my research from 1987 to 2000). 

·  FORMATS 2013 Buenos Aires

·  Discrete and Hybrid Methods in Systems Biology (slides, June 2012)

·  On the Potential Roles of Informatics in Biology (slides, revised December 2008)

·  Workshop: Frontiers in Analog Circuits (FAC) Salt Lake City 2011, Berkeley 2012

·  Fighting the Clock Explosion Slides Video

·  Workshop: Formal and Informal Methods for Correctness and Performance, Marrakech, May 2nd

·  CAV 2009, Grenoble Proceedings 

·  On some Potential Research Contributions to the Multicore Enterprise (slides)

·  Workshop: Formal Verification of Analog circuits Princeton, NJ, 14/7/2008, Grenoble, France, 26/6/2009

·  Workshop: Toward Systems Biology, Grenoble 8-10/10/2007.

·  Between Control and Software: Workshop in the honor of Paul Caspi, Grenoble 28/9/2007

·  The European IST project  PROSYD (Property-based System Design) 2004-2007

·  Workshop: Topics in Computation and Control , Santa Barbara 27-28/3/2006 a satellite event of HSCC, 2006

·  The European IST project  CC (Control and Computation) 2002-2005

·  The European IST project  AMETIST (Advanced Methods for Timed Systems) 2002-2005

·  Workshop on Formal Verification of Analog Circuits  April 9th, 2005, Edinburgh, UK (Satellite event of ETAPS) Proceedings

·  The workshop Hybrid Sytems: Computation and Control (HSCC03) Prague, April 2003. Some copies of the proceedings are available at an attractive price here.

·  Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Timed Systems (held in Grenoble 6-7 April, 2002). 

·  VHS Project  (a European project on the verification of hybrid systems, terminated November 2001).

·  HART'97 Workshop (a workshop on hybrid systems which took place at Grenoble).