Marjan Sirjani, Professor

Marjan Sirjani joined Malardalen University as Professor of Software Engineering in June 2016. She is also a part-time Professor at School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University. 

Marjan has been the PC member and PC chair of several international conferences including SEFM, iFM, Coordination, FM, FMICS, SAC, FSEN, and guest editor for special issues of the journals Science of Computer Programming and Fundamenta Informaticae. Before joining academia as a full-time faculty she has been the managing director of Behin System Company for more than ten years, developing software and providing system services. Marjan served as the head of the Software Engineering Department of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Tehran prior to joining the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University in 2008.

Her main research interest is applying formal methods in Software Engineering. She works on modeling and verification of concurrent and distributed systems. Marjan and her research group are pioneers in building model checking tools, compositional verification theories, and state-space reduction techniques for actor-based models. She has been working on analyzing actors since 2001 using the modeling language Rebeca ( ). Rebeca and its extensions are designed to bridge the gap between model-based software development and formal analysis, and has been used for analyzing different network and system applications. Her research is now focused on safety assurance and performance evaluation of self-adaptive and cyberphysical systems, in which she is collaborating with Ptolemy group at UC Berkeley.

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Latest publications:

Performance Evaluation of Fleet Operation in Volvo Electric Site: a Model Checking Approach (Apr 2018)
Ali Jafari, Jayasoorya Jayanthi Surendran Nair , Stephan Baumgart, Marjan Sirjani
The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2018)

Lightweight Preprocessing for Agent-Based Simulation of Smart Mobility Initiatives (Sep 2017)
Giorgio Forcina, Marjan Sirjani
Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM)

Statistical model checking of Timed Rebeca models
Marjan Sirjani, Ali Jafari, Ehsan Khamespanah, Haukur Kristinsson , Brynjar Magnusson
Computer Languages, Systems & Structures 45 (Computer LS&S 45)

Compositional schedulability analysis of real-time actor-based systems
Mohammad Mahdi Jaghoori , Frank de Boer , Delphine Longuet , Tom Chothia , Marjan Sirjani
Acta Informatica (Acta2016)

State Distribution Policy for Distributed Model Checking of Actor Models
Ehsan Khamespanah, Marjan Sirjani, Mohammad Reza Mousavi , Zeynab Sabahi-Kaviani , Mohamadreza Razzazi
Electronic Communications of the EASST 72 (ECEASST 72)

PTRebeca: Modeling and analysis of distributed and asynchronous systems
Ali Jafari, Ehsan Khamespanah, Marjan Sirjani, Holger Hermanns , Mateo Cimini
Science of Computer Programming (SCICO-128)

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Giorgio Forcina
Narges Khakpour (former)