Anton Wijs is an Assistant Professor of Parallel Software Development at the Model-Driven Software Engineering group of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and the Principal Investigator of the GEARS project. Anton works both on the development of parallel software, and the use of parallelism to improve the development process itself. The latter category covers investigating how formal verification techniques, to reason about the functional correctness of systems, can be improved by parallelising the involved computations. In the former category, research is done to identify which types of (formal) analyses are useful to make development of parallel software more insightful and less prone to errors. His long-term vision is to create a software development workflow in which the developer continuously receives feedback from a development environment that points out flaws and suggests improvements, supporting the entire process from initial design to final product. Anton has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and articles. He is a board member of EAPLS and a steering committee member of ETAPS. Furthermore, he has been co-chair of SPIN 2016 and the publicity chair of ETAPS 2016, and has acted as chair for various international workshops on related topics.
Muhammad Osama is a PhD student in the Model-Driven Software Engineering group of TU/e. He conducts research on GPU accelerated formal verification. Before working on the GEARS project, he has developed an efficient SAT-Based Test Generation algorithm for GPU accelerators, and an efficient GPU implementation of Ant Colony optimization.