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Laboratory for Reliable Software (LaRS)
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Featured Projects


Unintended Acceleration

LaRS performed the analysis for the US Department of Transportation to investigate if there could be causes for sudden unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles triggered by software.



LaRS participated in the NSF Expeditions project "Computational Modeling and Analysis for Complex Systems (CMACS)", also known as "Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation" (MCAI 2.0).



Distributed Model Checking extends the popular Spin model checker for distributed processing on multi-core systems and multi-CPU clusters.



FlashLite reliable flash file system brings rigorous software verification techniques to the development of a non-volatile file system for use on spacecraft.



Cobra is a powerful generic platform for the structural analysis of source code. The tool is configured to recognize C, C++, Java, Python, and Ada code, but is easily extended to accept also other languages. It is simple to write interactive queries, or to developer checker libraries for scanning code for interesting, unusual, or erroneous coding patterns. The query language supports associative arrays, variables, iteration and branching. (contact: Gerard Holzmann)

Contact Information

Klaus Havelund
MS 301-450D
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099
(818) 354-5418

Employment Opportunities

Applications for positions in LaRS are welcome. Please send an e-mail with a statement of interest and a resume. We specifically seek candidates with a strong background in formal methods and software verification techniques. To be eligible for employment by JPL, candidates must be US citizens or have permanent residence in the U.S.

We also welcome applications for long- or short-term internships. Please check with us if you are interested.

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