Swen Jacobs

Swen Jacobs


Swen Jacobs
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Saarland Informatics Campus
Phone: +49 681 302 5666
eMail: jacobs@cispa.saarland
Office: Building E 1.1, room 1.13
Office hour: Fridays 11-12


I have recently joined the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security as a faculty member.

I am looking for motivated and talented students, and have open PhD positions. If you would like to work with me, email me with a statement explaining your interest in my research.

My research mission is to make it easier to obtain systems with reliable correctness guarantees. To this end, I am developing methods and tools for the rigorous analysis and design of software and hardware, based on formal verification and automatic synthesis. Application domains include concurrent and distributed systems, security-critical software and hardware, and any kind of system that is expected to scale with the number of users or participants.

Organizer/OC member:

  • ACM CCS 2019 (26th Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Web Chair)
  • FRIDA 2018 (5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning in Distributed Algorithms, Co-organizer)
  • SYNTCOMP (Reactive Synthesis Competition, Co-organizer), annually since 2014

PC member:

  • PPoPP 2019 (24th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming, Extended Review Committee)
  • CAV 2018 (30th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, Artifact Evaluation Committee)
  • VSTTE 2018 (10th Working Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools, and Experiments)
  • SYNT 2018 (7th Workshop on Synthesis)

(Also find publication lists at Google Scholar and DBLP)


  • Design Understanding: From Logic to Specification
    (with G. Fey, T. Ghasempouri, G. Martino, J. Raik and H. Riener)
    in VLSI-SoC 2018, IEEE, 2018, pages 172-175.







  • Lazy Synthesis (with B. Finkbeiner)
    in VMCAI 2012, LNCS 7148, pages 219-234.