I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Formal Models and Verification, lead by Armin Biere, at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz Austria.

I finished my PhD in Computer Science in April 2020 (right in the middle of the first COVID lock-down in Austria). My PhD thesis is on formal verification of multiplier circuits using computer algebra, supervised by Armin Biere and Manuel Kauers.

My research focuses on hardware verification. In particular, I develop algebraic reasoning techniques that allow to automatically proof the correctness of multiplier circuits. My first publication on verifying multiplier circuits won the best-paper award at FMCAD’17. Furthermore, I work on algebraic proof systems. The goal is to automatically generate certificates, which can be checked by independent proof checkers to validate the result of the verification tool.

Education

2020Doctor of Technical Sciences (Dr. techn.) in Computer Science,
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
2016Master of Science (Dipl.-Ing.) in Computer Mathematics,
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
2014Bachelor of Science in Technical Mathematics,
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Awards

2022Generation Future Frauen Förderpreis für Digitalisierung und Innovation, 2. Platz recognizing young female researchers in technical sciences in the area of digitization and innovation.
2022Heinz Zemanek Award 2022 recognizing an outstanding Computer Science dissertation from Austria. Awarded every second year.
2021GI-Dissertation Award 2020 recognizing the best Computer Science dissertation of the year from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
2020JKU Young Researchers' Award 2020 recognizing and honoring outstanding academic and scientific accomplishments at JKU.
2017Best Paper Award at FMCAD'17 for Column-Wise Verification of Mulitpliers Using Computer Algebra

Academic Service

20227th SC-Square Workshop Program Committee
FMCAD 22 Student Forum Program Committee
CAV'22 Artifact Evaluation Committee
TACAS'22 Artifact Evaluation Committee
IEEE TCAD Reviewer
Subreviewer: ICFEM'22, ISSAC'22, FMCAD'22
2021CAV'21 Artifact Evaluation Committee
TACAS'21 Artifact Evaluation Committee
IEEE TCAD Reviewer
Subreviewer: CADE-28'21, DATE'21, ETS'21, ISSAC'21
2020ETS 2020 Reviewer
Subreviewer: FMCAD'20, SAT'20
2019IEEE TCAD Reviewer
Subreviewer: DATE'19
2018IEEE TCAD Reviewer
Subreviewer: CAV'18, DATE'18, FMCAD'18, IJCAR'18, TACAS'18


In my free time I enjoy doing 3D archery – a fantastic outdoor sport, which allows me to balance myself. In case of bad weather, I enjoy a good book or binge-watching TV shows. I know that’s not a hobby one would typically add to a CV, but if it is a good series – nothing can part me from my couch. I am also proud to be a level 82 Tetris 99 player.

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