About me

I am a PhD candidate in computer science at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), where I am supervised by Tom Henzinger.

My research aims to establish a framework for online and best-effort monitoring for quantitative specifications, highlighting various tradeoffs in monitor design. My research interests also include runtime verification, formal methods, and automata theory.


Runtime verification (RV) is a lightweight, dynamic technique that determines whether a system’s run satisfies its specification. For this, a monitor watches a trace of a system and, if possible, decides after observing each finite prefix whether or not the unknown infinite trace meets a given specification. Theoretically, RV moves the burden from emptiness checking in static verification to membership checking, an easier problem. This shift introduces the opportunity to use more powerful formalisms.

My research focuses on abstractions that enable reasoning about quantitative information and moving RV to a quantitative setting. Such a setting is attractive because quantitative verdicts can be approximate and thus compared regarding their precision, which may be traded against monitor resources. I aim to develop a framework for online and best-effort quantitative monitoring that subsumes a cost-centric theory of monitorability and a precision-cost theory of approximate monitoring. Moreover, I plan to extend the framework to monitors that take corrective action and decentralized monitoring.

Read my PhD research proposal here.


Mar ‘23. I will be attending ETAPS 2023 to present our work at FoSSaCS. Come say hi!

Dec ‘22. Our paper Quantitative Safety and Liveness is accepted for publication at FoSSaCS 2023.

Jul ‘22. I am looking for an internship opportunity for Summer 2023. If you’d like to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to email me!

Jun ‘22. Our paper Abstract Monitors for Quantitative Specifications is accepted for publication at RV 2022.