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

·  Conference: Perspective on Environmental and Systems Biology Grenoble, April 13-15, 2015 New

·  Timed and Hybrid Systems research at Verimag 2009-2014 Slides New

·  Stream Explorer: Deploying Data-Flow Streaming Application on Multi-Cores New

·  Hybrid Systems Biology (HSB) 2014 Vienna, July 23-24, 2014

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

·  SpaceEx: The State-space Explorer

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

·  Continuous Systems Verification 2010 Slides Video

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

·  Paul Caspi: 1944-2012

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

·  Publications Google scholar DBLP Research Gate  

Recent Work

·  P. Tendulkar, P. Poplavko, O. Maler, Pipelined Scheduling of Acyclic SDF Graphs using SMT Solvers, IDEA 2015 New

·  P. Tendulkar, P. Poplavko, I. Galanommatis, O. Maler, Many-Core Scheduling of Data Parallel Applications using SMT Solvers, DSD 2014 New

·  D. Ulus, T. Ferrere, E. Asarin, O. Maler, Timed Pattern Matching, FORMATS 2014 New Slides

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

·  O. Maler, The Unmet Challenge of Timed Systems, From Programs 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 2013 Slides New

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

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

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

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

Selected Publications

Hybrid Systems: General, Reachability, Synthesis, Monitoring, Exploration, Control

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

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

·  O. Maler, D. Nickovic, A. Pnueli, Checking Temporal Properties of Discrete, Timed and Continuous Behaviors, Pillars of Computer Science, 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

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

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

·  B. Krogh, J. Kapinski, O.Maler, O. Stursberg, On Systematic Simulation of Open Continuous Systems, HSCC, 2003

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

·  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

·  E. Asarin, O. Bournez, T. Dang, O. Maler, Reachability Analysis of Piecewise-Linear Dynamical Systems, HSCC, 2000.

·  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

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

·  O. Maler, Z. Manna A. Pnueli, From Timed to Hybrid Systems, Real-Time: Theory in Practice, LNCS 600, Springer, 1992.

Timed Systems: General, Synthesis, Timing Analysis, Theory, SMT, Stochastic

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

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

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

·  O. Maler, D. Nickovic, A. Pnueli, From MITL to Timed Automata, FORMATS 2006

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

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

·  R. Ben Salah, M. Bozga, O. Maler, On Interleaving in Timed Automata, CONCUR, 2006

·  O. Maler, D. Nickovic, A. Pnueli, Real Time Temporal Logic: Past, Present, Future, FORMATS 2005 Slides

·  O. Maler, A. Pnueli, On Recognizable Timed Languages, FOSSACS, 2004.

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

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

·  E. Asarin, O. Maler, A. Pnueli, On Discretization of Delays in Timed Automata and Digital Circuits, CONCUR 1998.

·  O. Maler, A. Pnueli, Timing Analysis of Asynchronous Circuits using Timed Automata, CHARME 1995. (see also)

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

Theoretical Computer Science: Automata, Learning, Probabilities, Polyhedra, Optimization

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

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

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

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

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

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

·  O. Maler, L. Staiger, On Syntactic Congruences for Omega-Languages, Theoretical Computer Science, 1997.

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

·  B. Delyon, O. Maler, On the Effects of Noise and Speed on Computations, Theoretical Computer Science, 1994.

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

Biological Applications

·  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, 2014

·  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

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

·  G. Batt, R. Ben Salah, O. Maler, On Timed Models of Gene Networks, FORMATS, 2007 Slides


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

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

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, October 2012 slides

·  Jean-Francois Kempf, On Computer-Aided Design-Space Exploration for Multi-Cores (with M. Bozga), October 2012 slides

·  Pranav Tendulkar, Mapping and Scheduling on Multi-core Processors using SMT Solvers (with P. Poplavko), October 2014 slides

·  Jan Lanik, 2015 (Circuit switching reduction)

·  Irini Mens, 2015 (Learning languages over large alphabets)

·  Thomas Ferrere, 2016 (Monitoring and measuring for analog and mixed-signal circuits)

·  Abhinav Srivastav, 2016 (Multi-criteria optimization)

·  Dogan Ulus, 2017 (Monitoring timed regular expressions)

Old Stuff

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

·  Discrete and Hybrid Methods in Systems Biology, On the Potential Roles of Informatics in Biology (slides, June 2012)

·  Workshop: Frontiers in Analog CAD (FAC) Salt Lake City 2011, Berkeley 2012, Grenoble 2014

·  Fighting the Clock Explosion Slides

·  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 Edinburgh, 2005, Proceedings, Princeton, 2008, Grenoble, 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

·  Workshop: Topics in Computation and Control , Santa Barbara 27-28/3/2006

·  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 (Grenoble, 2002). 

· EU projects: PROSYD property-based system design 2007, CC control and computation 2005, AMETIST advanced methods for timed systems 2005, VHSverification of hybrid systems 2001 

·  HART'97 Workshop (a workshop on hybrid systems, Grenoble)