M2-6: Abstract interpretation: application to verification and static analysis

This page describes the organization of the course and gives access to the course slides. The course is presented on the M2-6 page on the MPRI site.


The course takes place on Tuesday, from 8:45 to 11:45, at University Paris 7, Sophie Germain Building, room 1003 (beware: we are no longer in room 2035).

The course is organized in two periods of 8 courses each.

The first period will begin on 11 September 2018. The first period will end with a 3-hour written exam.

The second period will end with an oral exam. The oral exam consists in the presentation of a research article; the list of articles will be provided a few weeks before the exam.

Syllabus, course slides, and assignments

You will find here the provisional course plan. The course plan will be updated progressively and the slides of the courses will be put on-line before or shortly after each course, so, please consult this page regularly.

Courses are accompanied with a suggestion of homework assignments. Assignments are not evaluated by the teachers and give no credit: they are for self-evaluation only, to prepare you for the exams. Assignments may consist in reading assignments, exercises to complete, or experiments to perform. It is highly recommended that you perform the suggested assignments.

First Period

Second Period

Reading material

Course notes are available. They cover mainly lessons 1 to 4.

The following articles give an taste of the contents and the goal of the course:

Additionally, a course-specific bibliography is provided in the course slides (for reference; reading is not mandatory).

Optional project

An example programming project (in French) is available, with associated source code. The goal is to extend a small analyzer for a toy language written in OCaml.

This completely optional project will not be evaluated by the teachers and will not give credit. It is here for students wishing to practice the implementation of some principles seen during the course.

The project is based on a course given at École normle supérieure and at Sorbonne Université.

Former written exams

Internship proposals

We will provide a list of M2 internship proposals related to the course, either in the Abstraction team at the ENS or the APR team at Sorbonne Université. The list will be updated regularly. Feel free to contact directly the teachers for more information and more proposals.