Faculty Advisor

Fisler, Kathryn

Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.

Abstract

Formal verification has been very successful in hardware design, and its extension to software is hindered by the large finite-state automata models of modern programs. To provide a basis upon which to evaluate and improve verification algorithms, our software generates random finite-state automata with imposed structural constraints. These constraints are controlled by four different algorithms which can additionally be composed. In order to enable verification algorithm evaluations, the software exports generated finite-state automata as modules in the Verilog language which can be loaded into a model checker called VIS.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science

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