Falak Sher


falak.sher.vira at cs.rwth-aachen.de
Room 4206
Ahornstraße 55
D-52074 Aachen
+49 241 80 21210


I am a doctoral student in the chair of Prof. Dr. Ir. Joost-Pieter Katoen at RWTH Aachen, and currently writing my dissertation on game-based abstraction techniques of probabilistic systems.

  • Analysis of reactive, stochastic, real-time, and hybrid systems,
  • Reduction techniques for probabilistic systems using game theory,
  • Formal software verification, in particular model checking,
  • Formal modelling and analysis of distributed computing,
  • Game theory, Petri Nets, Process Algebra, Concurrency theory,


I have assisted the following courses during my stay at RWTH:

  • Introduction to Model Checking,
  • Advanced Model Checking,
  • Modeling Concurrent and Probabilistic Systems,
  • Theoretical Foundations of UML,
  • Lab Course on Model Checking using the Spin tool.

Awards and grants

  •  Microsoft Innovation Award for the best master thesis Compositional Abstraction for Probabilistic Automata in 2010.
  •  RWTH master student scholarship for the years 2009-2010.


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