Monday, June 17, 2019
Speaker: Anne Schreuder
Venue: TU Wien, Favoritenstr. 9-11, FAV Hörsaal 2
We present an algorithm for the automatic synthesis of polynomial invariants for probabilistic transition systems.
Our approach is based on martingale theory.
We construct invariants in the form of polynomials over program variables, which give rise to martingales.
These polynomials are program invariants in the sense that their expected value upon termination is the same as their value at the start of the computation.
By exploiting geometric persistence properties of the system,
we show that suitable polynomials can be automatically inferred using sum-of-squares optimisation techniques.