Academic software


mCRL2 is a toolset for model checking concurrent processes. Models are specified in the mCRL2 process algebra; formal properties can be formulated in the modal mu-calculus. I have worked on several ways to improve the underlying algorithms for model checking. The tools I have developed are lpssymbolicbisim, pbessymbolicbisim and pbespor. lpssymbolicbisim and pbessymbolicbisimare symbolic tools for infinite-state model checking. They operate on linear process specifications (LPSs) and parameterised Boolean equation systems (PBESs), respectively. pbespor solves PBESs through instantiation, but tries to reduce the underlying graph by applying partial-order reduction.


For my master thesis, I have improved the GPU model checking tool GPUexplore. I added partial-order reduction to improve the memory efficiency and improved the speed with a factor 11 over the previous version. This brought the total speed-up over a single-threaded implementation to well over a hundred times. The thesis has been awarded with the Ngi-NGN Informatie Scriptieprijs (second prize) in 2016 and was nominated for the ENIAC best thesis award.


During an internship at Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, I added symbolic bisimulation minimization of probabilistic systems to IscasMC. In addition, I added the parallel BDD package Sylvan as symbolic back-end.

Non-academic projects


A HTML5 remake of the game "Achtung die Kurve", created together with Joost van Doorn and Nick Schot. This game is basically a multiplayer version of snake where you never stop growing. The goal is to outmanouvre your friends. Using multiple keyboards is recommended. Most of this was put together in one weekend. A playable version can be found here and the source can be found on Github.

This website

This website is implemented in Haskell, a purely functional language, and uses the Yesod web framework. Haskell's type system catches almost all bugs at compile time and thus helps prevent security problems. The sources are on Github.

Android apps

I have worked on several Android apps within student associations at the University of Twente. I have also published my own application.