The Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

studies the principles of efficient, dependable, secure, and usable computing systems, as well as their interaction with the physical and social context in which they operate.

We conduct foundational research in relevant areas of computer science and beyond, covering theory, empirical analysis, and data-driven investigation. We seek impact through publications, artifacts, and people.

Adish Singla awarded ERC Starting Grant

Goran Radanovic receives Emmy Noether Award

Mariya Toneva will join MPI-SWS tenure-track faculty


Max Planck researchers publish 10 papers at POPL 2022!

December 14, 2021
Max Planck researchers have authored ten papers to appear in POPL 2022, over 15% of all papers accepted this year.

Tenure-track Openings at Max Planck Institutes in Computer Science

November 8, 2021
The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbruecken), Software Systems (Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum) invite applications for tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science. Pending final approval, we expect to fill several positions.

MPI-SWS students receive ACM SIGPLAN Dissertation Award two years in a row

September 14, 2021
Ralf Jung's thesis has received the 2021 ACM SIGPLAN Dissertation Award, marking the second year in a row that the award was given to an MPI-SWS student.

Otto Hahn Medal awarded to two MPI-SWS students

April 27, 2021
Ralf Jung and Bilal Zafar have each been awarded a 2021 Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievement.

Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez awarded ERC Starting Grant

September 2, 2020
Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of almost 1.5 million euros for his project "Human-Centric Machine Learning".