Jakob Piribauer

For the summer term 2024, I will be interim professor for Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Leipzig . Information on the courses I will offer can be found here.

Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Algebraic and Logical Foundations of Computer Science at TU Dresden led by Prof. Christel Baier. My main area of research is the formal verifiaction of probabilistic systems. Further research interests of mine include various topics in theoretical computer science and mathematical logic such as automata and game theory, modal logic, and foundations of mathematics.

During the summer term 2023, I was interim professor for "Data Analytics & Statistics" at TU Munich, Campus Heilbronn.


Winter 2023/24: Modal Logic (TU Dresden)
Summer 2023: Discrete probability theory (TU Munich)
Winter 2022/23: Modal Logic (TU Dresden)


Journal Publications

Positivity-hardness results on Markov decision processes
Jakob Piribauer, Christel Baier.
TheoretiCS, accepted for publication, to appear.
Foundations of probability raising causality in Markov decision processes
Christel Baier, Jakob Piribauer, Robin Ziemek.
Logical Methods in Computer Science, accepted for publication, to appear.
Probabilistic causes in Markov chains
Robin Ziemek, Jakob Piribauer, Florian Funke, Simon Jantsch, and Christel Baier.
Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 2022.

Conference Publications

Linear dynamical systems with continuous weight functions
Rajab Aghamov, Christel Baier, Toghrul Karimov, Joël Ouaknine, Jakob Piribauer
Accepted for publication at HSCC 2024, to appear.
Backward Responsibility in Transition Systems Using General Power Indices
Christel Baier, Roxane van den Bossche, Sascha Klüppelholz, Johannes Lehmann, Jakob Piribauer
Accepted for publication at AAAI 2024, to appear.
[extended version]
Entropic Risk for Turn-Based Stochastic Games
Christel Baier, Krishnendu Chatterjee, Tobias Meggendorfer, Jakob Piribauer
MFCS, 2023.
[extended version]
Counterfactual Causality for Reachability and Safety based on Distance Functions
Julie Parreaux, Jakob Piribauer and Christel Baier
GandALF, 2023.
[extended version]
The variance-penalized stochastic shortest path problem
Jakob Piribauer, Ocan Sankur, and Christel Baier.
ICALP, 2022.
[extended version]
On probability-raising causality in Markov decision processes
Christel Baier, Florian Funke, Jakob Piribauer, and Robin Ziemek.
FoSSaCS, 2022.
Nominated for EATCS best paper award.
[extended version]
Probabilistic causes in Markov chains
Christel Baier, Florian Funke, Simon Jantsch, Jakob Piribauer, and Robin Ziemek.
ATVA, 2021.
[extended version]
Quantified Linear Temporal Logic over Probabilistic Systems with an Application to Vacuity Checking
Jakob Piribauer, Christel Baier, Nathalie Bertrand, and Ocan Sankur.
CONCUR, 2021.
[extended version]
Witnessing subsystems for probabilistic systems with low tree width
Simon Jantsch, Jakob Piribauer, and Christel Baier.
GandALF, 2021.
[extended version]
Long-run Satisfaction of Path Properties
Christel Baier, Nathalie Bertrand, Jakob Piribauer, and Ocan Sankur.
LICS, 2019.
[extended version]
[erratum regarding a pseudo-polynomial time upper bound]

Invited Publications and Festschrift Publications

Operational Causality - Necessarily Sufficient and Sufficiently Necessary
Christel Baier, Clemens Dubslaff, Florian Funke, Simon Jantsch, Jakob Piribauer, Robin Ziemek
A Journey from Process Algebra via Timed Automata to Model Learning - Essays Dedicated to Frits Vaandrager on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, 2022.
From Verification to Causality-Based Explications (Invited Talk)
Christel Baier, Clemens Dubslaff, Florian Funke, Simon Jantsch, Rupak Majumdar, Jakob Piribauer, and Robin Ziemek.
ICALP, 2021.


On Non-Classical Stochastic Shortest Path Problems
PhD Thesis, Technical University of Dresden, 2021. Supervisor: Prof. Christel Baier.
The Modal Logic of Generic Multiverses
Master's Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 2017. Supervisor: Prof. Benedikt Löwe.
The Steel-Van Wesep-Theorem
Bachelor's Thesis, University of Freiburg, 2014. Supervisor: Prof. Luca Motto-Ros.


PhD in Theoretical Computer Science (Technical University of Dresden)
April 2018 - June 2021
M. Sc. in Logic (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
September 2015 - August 2017
B. Sc. in Mathematics (University of Freiburg)
October 2012 - October 2014

Academic Services

I served as a PC member for ATVA 2023.
Further, I was an external reviewer for the following conferences:


I am always happy to get in touch. Just send me an email to


Visiting address:
Room 3009, Nöthnitzer Str. 46
01069 Dresden, Germany
Postal address:
Fakultät Informatik, TU Dresden
01062 Dresden, Germany