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 (September 2021, pdf)

I'm Hiring!!

Currently, I have a vacancy for a fully paid PhD position in the SIoT project on security of Internet-of-Things applications. Click on this link to apply directly. Here, you find more information on the position in Aarhus. The project is a collaboration within the Digital Research Centre Denmark (DIREC) for four Danish universities. More information on the SIoT project, and a link to the vacancies at the other universities can be found here.

Recent News


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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