Home page of Anders P. Ravn
Department of Computer Science
Selma Lagerlöfs vej 300
DK-9220 Aalborg East
Email : apr"at"cs.aau.dk
I am Emeritus Professor of Computing at the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University.
I am atttached to the Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems
Unit and to the
the CISS center within the
Faculty of Engineering and Science.
My broad interest is methods for development of embedded systems, in
particular the engineering of software for such systems. I believe that
software engineering, like other more mature engineering disciplines, shall
have a foundation in mathematical theories and then explain by prescriptions
or methods, how the theories are applied to solve classes of problems.
I spend quite some time investigating industrial cases in order to learn
more about the issues. In this context, I am very interested in understanding
how formal development methods may support.
hard real-time applications and component based technologies
Topics that spring from this interest are contracts for component based systems and contracts in service based systems.
I have also worked on the foundations for description of real time properties
by means of Duration Calculus - a class of interval logics. This
theory has been tested successfully on a variety of case studies.
Hard real-time systems are often found in complex control systems. Thus
I take an interest in Hybrid Systems, which combine non-trivial
discrete changes with continuous evolutions.
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Last update: 2017-02-08