Jens Otten
   Senior Research Fellow
Universität Potsdam  

Theorem Provers
Potsdam University
Computer Science
Theoretical CS
Welcome! Willkommen!

Logical reasoning is one of the key characteristics of intelligent behaviour of (most) humans. To automate logical reasoning is an important research area in the field of artificial intelligence. The core of this research area is called automated theorem proving.

My research interests are within the field of automated theorem proving. More details can be found in my publications. Most of the theoretical results presented in these papers have been implemented. The source code of these programs can be found in the theorem provers section. Please feel free to contact me.

Research Interests

My research interest is focused on areas in automated theorem proving that are related to one or more of the following topics:

  • connection-based theorem proving: proof methods that are based on the connection calculus.
  • non-classical logics: proof methods that deal with, e.g., intuitionistic logic, modal logics or linear logic.
  • non-clausal theorem proving: proof procedures that work entirely on the original presentation of the given input.
  • lean theorem proving: implementation of provers that are not only very compact but also have a strong performance.
  • program synthesis: using automated theorem provers in the development of verifiably correct software.
  • proof presentation: presenting proofs found by automated theorem provers in a readable form.
  • implementation of automated theorem provers, i.e. showing that proof methods developed theoretically actually work.


Please contact me for more information or in case of questions.

Jens Otten · Institut für Informatik · University of Potsdam · 30.08.2012