Prof. Jaco van de Pol

Department of Computer Science
Aarhus University

Contact Information
Research Interests
My Publications in DBLP and Google Scholar.
(Manuscripts available from Pure (Twente, 2007-2018) or Pure (Aarhus, from 2019) or publications until 2006)
Full Curriculum Vitae (January 2022, pdf)

I'm Hiring!!

Currently, I have a vacancy for a fully paid PhD position at Aarhus University, in the SIoT project on a Secure Internet-of-Things. The project is a collaboration between four Danish universities and eight companies within the Digital Research Centre Denmark (DIREC). The application deadline is Feb 1, 2022. Please contact me at if you consider applying. Click here to apply directly!

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I am teaching a 10EC course on Computability and Logic.
From spring 2022, I will be teaching a 10 EC course "Algorithmic Model Checking" with Andreas Pavlogiannis.
Are you interested in the Computer Science BSc programmes, MSc programmes, or PhD programmes at Aarhus University?

Academic Service (since 2014)

Research Interests

Modeling and analysis of safety, dependability, performance, and security aspects of software-intensive embedded systems by means of model checking, theorem proving and testing.

Synthesis of parameters and strategies for the control and testing of safety-critical systems.

The development of new model checking techniques based on symbolic techniques (e.g. abstraction, confluence, fixpoint equation systems, constraint solving) and high-performance graph algorithms (e.g. distributed and multi-core model checking algorithms).

Application domains include embedded systems (e.g. railway safety interlockings), distributed systems (e.g. blockchain and smart contracts), security protocols and risk analysis (e.g. through attack-defense trees), energy optimisation (e.g. through stochastic timed automata) and signaling pathways in biological systems.

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