Probabilistic programming languages are used for modelling and analysis purposes across multiple areas of computer science, including machine learning, security, and quantitative biology. In particular, they provide a rigorous foundation for machine learning where they are used to describe probabilistic models and to perform inference in presence of uncertain information. Probabilistic programs are also used in cryptography and in privacy for modelling and quantifying security. The goal of the school is to introduce attendants to theoretical and practical aspects of programming languages, and will propose courses that cover the following topics: semantics, analysis, verification, applications to machine learning, privacy, and security.
The organisers: Luís Barbosa, Gilles Barthe, Catarina Fernandes, Joost-Pieter Katoen, Renato Neves, and Alexandra Silva.
Enquiries: probprog2017 (at) gmail (dot) com.