CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

July 18, 2017 11:00
Prof. Stavros Tripakis University of California, Berkeley and Aalto University
E9 1 Lecture Hall

Security as a System Design Problem


We will present an overview of our work on model-based system design. The technical part of the talk will focus on recent works on program synthesis and model learning. In particular, we will discuss synthesis of distributed protocols from scenarios and requirements, learning finite state machines, and synthesis of property-preserving mappings for security.

Speaker’s Bio

Stavros Tripakis is a Full Professor at Aalto University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1998 at the Verimag Laboratory, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France. He was a Postdoc at UC Berkeley from 1999 to 2001, a CNRS Research Scientist at Verimag from 2001 to 2006, and a Research Scientist at Cadence Research Labs, Berkeley, from 2006 to 2008. His research interests include formal methods, computer-aided system design, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Tripakis was co-Chair of the 10th ACM & IEEE Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT 2010), and Secretary/Treasurer (2009-2011) and Vice-Chair (2011-2013) of ACM SIGBED. His h-index is 44 (Google Scholar).