Swen Jacobs

Swen Jacobs


Swen Jacobs
CISPA — Helmholtz Zentrum i.G.
Saarland Informatics Campus
Phone: +49 681 302 5666
eMail: jacobs@react.uni-saarland.de
Office: Building E 1.1, room 1.13
Office hour: Whenever the door is open


I have recently joined CISPA — Helmholtz Zentrum i.G. as a faculty member.

I have open PhD positions. If you are interested, please contact me (either informally or with a full application).

  • Verification and Synthesis of Distributed and Parameterized Systems
  • Formal Guarantees of Safety, Security and Fault Tolerance
  • Decision Procedures: Development, Applications

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)


  • Parameterized Synthesis of Silent Self-Stabilizing Protocols in Symmetric Rings (with N. Mirzaie, F. Faghih and B. Bonakdarpour)
    in OPODIS 2018, to appear.
  • Design Understanding: From Logic to Specification
    (with G. Fey, T. Ghasempouri, G. Martino, J. Raik and H. Riener)
    in VLSI-SoC 2018, to appear.







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