Title: FM Seminar: A Static Analysis Framework for the Estimation of Verified Floating-Point Round-Off Errors
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Speakers: Laura Titolo, NIA and Mariano Moscato, NIA
Location: NASA B1220-R110
Host: Cesar Munzo, NASA/LaRC
Abstract: Round-off errors in floating-point computations can lead to catastrophic consequences when occurring in safety-critical systems. In this talk, a static analysis framework for computing formally verified round-off error bounds of floating-point functional expressions is presented. This framework is based on a denotational semantics that computes a symbolic estimation of floating-point round-off errors along with a proof certificate that ensures its correctness. The symbolic estimation can be evaluated on concrete inputs using rigorous enclosure methods to produce formally verified numerical error bounds. A prototype implementation of the proposed framework is presented, together with some examples of use taken from NASA verification efforts.