Dr Timothy Bourke

Researcher at Inria in the PARKAS team at the Informatics Department of the ENS
Adjunct Professor at the Informatics Department of the École polytechnique
en: [tImɒθiː bɜːʳk] or fr: [timɔte bɔʀk] (Tim, [tIm] or [tiːm]); c/o ENS, Paris...
tim@tbrk.org / timothy.bourke@inria.fr / timothy.bourke@ens.psl.eu /


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My Research

My research focuses on rigorous approaches to modelling, programming, and verifying embedded control systems. My motivation is not formal techniques as an end in themselves, but rather as a means to clarify the principles behind and to better engineer embedded systems. I always try to work with practical examples, like the control system of a robotic wheelchair (a long time ago), an infrared sensor, a microkernel operating system (as part of a large group), a microprinter component, or a wireless routing protocol. Focusing on practice means working with programming languages that can be compiled and executed. Rigour mandates languages based on precise and tractable models (like synchronous languages). Finally, modelling and analyzing realistic programming languages, their compilers, and the applications created with them requires computer assistance; ideally interactive theorem provers.


Academic Service


The CFP for ECRTS 2024, to be held in Lille, France, is now available. Please consider submitting!
Presentation of our article “Verified Compilation of Synchronous Dataflow with State Machines” at EMSOFT 2023 in Hamburg.
A list of all EMSOFT articles and participants is now online on the ACM SIGBED website.
Presentation of our article “Scheduling and Compiling Rate-Synchronous Programs with End-To-End Latency Constraints” at ECRTS 2023 in Vienna.
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