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Jan Friso Groote is a Full Professor and Chair of Formal Systems Analysis group in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include Computer systems, architectures, networks, software, algorithms, control systems, embedded systems and formal methods. Jan Frisohas contributed tostructural operational semanticsand verification technology. His particular contributions include thetyft/tyxt formatfor operational rules, the first and also the most efficient algorithms to determinebranching bisimulationand thecones and foci methodto prove correctness of protocols and distributed algorithms. He is the founding father of the process modeling language and analysis tool setmCRL2. This toolset makes it possible to describe the behavior of software with data, time and probabilities, whilst proving properties related to this behavior, expressed in the modal mu-calculus, as well as reducing and visualizing this. 

His current research goal is to show that formal analysis techniques can be used to design the software for complete systems. For this it is not only necessary to improve the verification techniques and algorithms, but it is also important to develop software development styles suitable for verification. As it stands this already reduced the development time with a factor three increasing the quality with a factor 10. Especially regarding the quality, it can be expected that substantial further improvements are possible, hopefully leading to zero defect software.

Academic background

Jan Friso Groote studied computer science from 1983 to 1988 at Twente University of Technology. He obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdamwith a thesis named Process algebra and structured operational semantics, based on research carried out at CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) in Amsterdam. Until 1996 he was lecturer at the department of Philosophy at Utrecht University, after which he became a group leader of the group SEN2 at CWI. Since 1998 he has been a full professor in verification technology for embedded software at TU/e. Since 2016 he has been working at ASMLpart-time

He has been Director of education for Computer Science (2000-2010) and Director of education for the bachelor program Computer Science and the master programs Computer Science and Engineering, and Embedded Systems (2003-2010). He has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Uppsala University, Reykjavik University, Masaryk University, Cordoba University and the HogskolaniHalmstad, Sweden.

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Research Output

Finding compact proofs for infinite-data parameterised Boolean equation systems

Neele, T., Willemse, T. A. C. & Groote, J. F., 1 Mar 2020, In : Science of Computer Programming. 188, 22 p., 102389.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • A complete axiomatization of branching bisimilarity for a simple process language with probabilistic choice: (extended abstract)

    van Glabbeek, R. J., Groote, J. F. & de Vink, E. P., 4 Nov 2019, The Art of Modelling Computational Systems: {A} Journey from Logic and Concurrency to Security and Privacy - Essays Dedicated to Catuscia Palamidessi on the Occasion of Her 60th Birthday. Alvim, M. S., Chatzikokolakis, K., Olarte, C. & Valencia, F. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 139-162 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11760 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • Active learning of industrial software with data

    Groote, J. F., Sanchez, L. & Schiffelers, R., 2019, Fundamentals of Software Engineering - 8th International Conference, FSEN 2019, Revised Selected Papers. Hojjat, H. & Massink, M. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 95-110 16 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 11761).

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

  • Active learning of industrial software with data

    Sanchez, L., Groote, J. F. & Schiffelers, R., 2019, Preproceedings of Fundamentals of Software Engineering (FSEN) 2019. Hojjat, H. & Massink, M. (eds.). Tehran: Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM), School of Mathematics, p. 51-65 14 p.

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

  • An axiomatization of strong distribution bisimulation for a language with a parallel operator and probabilistic choice

    Groote, J. F. & de Vink, E. P., 2019, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). ter Beek, M. H., Fantechi, A. & Semini, L. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 449-463 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11865 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • Prizes

    Best Paper award

    J.F. Groote (Recipient), J.W. Wesselink (Recipient) & Tim A.C. Willemse (Recipient), 20 Sep 2017

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

  • Best Paper Award FACS 2018

    T.S. Neele (Recipient), Tim A.C. Willemse (Recipient) & J.F. Groote (Recipient), 11 Oct 2018

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

    Courses

    Automotive software engineering

    1/09/13 → …

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    Computer systems

    1/09/09 → …

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    CSE - System Science

    1/09/15 → …

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    ES - Embedded Software

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    Press / Media

    EIT Digital launches three additional IoT MOOCs on Coursera

    J.F. (Jan Friso) Groote

    28/11/1630/11/16

    38 items of Media coverage

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    New Developments in Model Driven Software Engineering

    J.F. (Jan Friso) Groote

    24/06/15

    1 item of Media coverage

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    10th ershov informatics conference (PSI 2015)

    J.F. (Jan Friso) Groote

    7/12/14

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Student theses

    A BDD based prover for mCRL2

    Author: Engelen, L., 30 Nov 2006

    Supervisor: Groote, J. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A complete axiomatisation for probabilistic trace equivalence

    Author: Timmers, F., 26 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Groote, J. F. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A formal processor model in mCRL2

    Author: Bosch, B., 31 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Groote, J. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Algorithms for interpreting data frames on a CAN-bus: case study of a Jaguar XF 2009

    Author: Avila Embriz, L., 31 Jan 2013

    Supervisor: Groote, J. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analysis of a patient and beam restriction interface

    Author: Osaiweran, A., 31 Aug 2008

    Supervisor: Groote, J. (Supervisor 1), Boosten, M. (Supervisor 2), Franke, N. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Mathijssen, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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