Michael Whalen Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Whalen is the Director of the University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center and a consultant for Rockwell Collins, Inc. Dr. Whalen is interested in formal analysis, language translation, testing, and requirements engineering. He has developed simulation, translation, testing, and formal analysis tools for Model-Based Development languages including Simulink, Stateflow, SCADE, and RSML-e, and has published more than 60 papers on these topics. He has led successful formal verification projects on large industrial avionics models, including displays (Rockwell-Collins ADGS-2100 Window Manager), redundancy management and control allocation (AFRL CerTA FCS program) and autoland (AFRL CerTA CPD program). Currently, Dr. Whalen is researching tools and techniques for scalable compositional analysis, testing and system image generation from system architectural models for quadcopters and autonomous helicopters.