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Parallelism in software is both a blessing and a curse: if used correctly, it speeds up computations, but also makes them harder to understand.

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Anton Wijs is an Assistant Professor of Parallel Software Development at the Model-Driven Software Engineering group of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Anton works both on the development of parallel software, and the use of parallelism to improve the development process itself. The latter category covers investigating how formal verification techniques, to reason about the functional correctness of systems, can be improved by parallelising the involved computations. In the former category, research is done to identify which types of (formal) analyses are useful to make development of parallel software more insightful and less prone to errors.

His long-term vision is to create a software development workflow in which the developer continuously receives feedback from a development environment that points out flaws and suggests improvements, supporting the entire process from initial design to final product. Anton has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and articles. He is a board member of EAPLS and a steering committee member of ETAPS. Furthermore, he has been co-chair of SPIN 2016 and the publicity chair of ETAPS 2016, and has acted as chair for various international workshops on related topics.

Academic background

Anton Wijs obtained his PhD in Computer Science from VU Amsterdam in 2007, The Netherlands, after having worked as a researcher at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). His research was on formal verification of system designs using model checking, in the NWO TIPSy project. After that, from 2007 to 2009, he worked as a postdoc at INRIA Rhône-Alpes in Grenoble, France, in the European EC-MOAN project, in which model checking was applied to analyze models of biological systems. From 2009 to 2014, he subsequently worked as a postdoc at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the NWO Efficient Multi-Core Model Checking project. During the second half of 2014, he worked at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany, as a postdoc. Since 2015, he is working as an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Affiliated with

Board member of the European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS)

Member of the Steering Committee of the European Joint Conferences on Theory & Practice of Software (ETAPS)

Partners in (semi-)industry

Collaboration and joint student supervision with ASML, the Netherlands eScience Center, Stream HPC, SURFsara, and Codeplay Software Ltd.

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Model checking Engineering & Materials Science
Model Checking Mathematics
Parallel algorithms Engineering & Materials Science
Graphics Processing Unit Mathematics
Bisimulation Mathematics
Explosions Engineering & Materials Science
Branching Mathematics
Inspection Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2017 2021


Wijs, A., Wijs, A., Muhammad, M., Gerrits, E., Jama, I. & Jama, I.


Project: Research directResearch

Research Output 2004 2019

The mCRL2 toolset for analysing concurrent systems: improvements in expressivity and usability

Bunte, O., Groote, J. F., Keiren, J. J. A., Laveaux, M., Neele, T., de Vink, E. P., Wesselink, W., Wijs, A. & Willemse, T. A. C., 1 Jan 2019, Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems - 25th International Conference, TACAS 2019, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019, Proceedings. Vojnar, T. & Zhang, L. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 21-39 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11428 LNCS)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Concurrent Systems
Graphical user interfaces
Software Product Lines
Domain-specific Languages

Verification of concurrent systems in a model-driven engineering workflow

de Putter, S. M. J., 28 Jan 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 200 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

A formal verification technique for behavioural model-to-model transformations

de Putter, S. & Wijs, A., 1 Jan 2018, In : Formal Aspects of Computing. 30, 1, p. 3-43 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Model Transformation
Formal Verification
Formal Proof

Model checking: recent improvements and applications

Bošnački, D. & Wijs, A., 1 Oct 2018, In : International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer. 20, 5, p. 493–497

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Model checking


Best Student Paper Award FACS 2017

Anton Wijs (Recipient) & S.M.J. de Putter (Recipient), 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific



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Student theses

Investigating the usefulness of Domain-Specific Transformation Languages

Author: de Graaf, M., 31 May 2016

Supervisor: Wijs, A. (Supervisor 1) & de Putter, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Model checking using multiple GPUs

Author: Qi, Y., 17 Dec 2018

Supervisor: Wijs, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


On the formal correctness of a model transformation verification technique

Author: de Putter, S., 30 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Wijs, A. (Supervisor 1), Kuiper, R. (Supervisor 2) & Geuvers, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Pattern-based refinement of models with data

Author: van Rooij, A., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Wijs, A. (Supervisor 1), Kuiper, R. (Supervisor 2), de Vink, E. (Supervisor 2) & Reniers, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Verification of control software of Rijkswaterstaat

Author: Saralaya, V., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Groote, J. (Supervisor 1), Pai, R. (External person) (External coach), Wijs, A. (Supervisor 2) & Keiren, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master