Faculty Advisor

Fisler, Kathryn

Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science