Princeton University
Computer Science Department

Computer Science 597B: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
Automated Reasoning about Software

Aarti Gupta

Fall 2015

General Information | Schedule | Policies

Course Summary

This course provides an introduction to algorithmic techniques for reasoning about software. Students will learn the basics of modern Boolean Satisfiability (SAT) solvers and Satisfiability Modulo Theory (SMT) solvers, and their applications in techniques for verification, analysis, and synthesis of software. The course covers techniques like model checking, invariant generation, symbolic execution, and syntax-guided synthesis.

Administrative Information

Lectures: Tue Th, 1:30 PM -- 2:50 PM, CS Building 104

Professor: Aarti Gupta, CS Building 220, 258-8017,

Office Hours: Wed 11:00 -- 11:50 AM or by appointment, CS Building 220

Assistant Instructor: Yakir Vizel, EQuad C-305, 258-7035,

Office Hours: by appointment

Graduate Coordinator: Nicki Gotsis, CS Building 310, 258-5387,

Prerequisites: COS 126, or you should have substantial programming experience using some high-level programming language such as Java or C.



For about half of the course:
The Calculus of Computation: Decision Procedures with Applications to Verification
by Aaron R. Bradley and Zohar Manna
Electronic version


Listed in schedule, related to lectures.

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Academic Regulations

Please study the course Policies, and check with the Professor if you have any questions.