Chih-Hong Cheng 鄭志弘

Permanent researcher in the software dependability (SD) research group at fortiss - Research Institute of the Free State of Bavaria.

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fortiss - Research Institute of the Free State of Bavaria

GuerickeStr. 25

80805 Munich, Germany



my fortiss webpage


Before fortiss, I was a scientist in ABB Corporate Research Germany, working on projects related to intelligent production systems, cloud-related technologies for industrial automation (PaaS, IaaS), and the analysis of complex industrial software systems. I received my doctoral degree in CS from TU München, working on automatic control software synthesis for embedded systems.

Papers (DBLP):

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  • nn-dependability-kit: Engineering neural networks for safety-critical systems [(draft)]
  • Runtime monitoring neuron activation patterns [DATE'19 (pdf)]
  • Towards dependability metrics for neural networks [MEMOCODE'18 (pdf)]
  • Quantitative projection coverage for testing ML-enabled autonomous systems [ATVA'18 (pdf)]
  • Verification of binarized neural networks via inter-neuron factoring [VSTTE'18 (pdf)]
  • Neural networks for safety-critical applications - challenges, experiments and perspectives [DATE'18 (pdf)]
  • Maximum resilience of artificial neural networks [ATVA'17 (pdf) (video)]
  • autoCode4: Structural controller synthesis [TACAS'17 (pdf)]
  • Structural synthesis for GXW specifications [CAV'16 (pdf) (video)]
  • Compositional parameter synthesis [FM'16]
  • Semantic degrees for Industrie 4.0 engineering [ESEC/FSE'15 (pdf)]
  • Formal consistency checking over specifications in natural languages [DATE'15 (pdf) (slides)]
  • G4LTL-ST: Automatic generation of PLC programs [CAV'14 (pdf)(video)]
  • JBernstein: A validity checker for generalized polynomial constraints [CAV'13 (pdf)]
  • MGSyn: Automatic synthesis for industrial automation [CAV'12 (pdf) (video1, video2) ]
  • Algorithms for synthesizing priorities in component based systems [ATVA'11 (pdf)]

Informal tech writings on facebook (in traditional Chinese only):

Psalms 62:7 - In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.詩篇 第六十二篇 7節 - 我的拯救、我的榮耀都在乎神;我力量的磐石、我的避難所都在乎神。