Einar Broch Johnsen

Einar Broch Johnsen


University of Oslo

Einar Broch Johnsen is a professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. His research interests include programming models and methodology; program specification and modeling; formal methods and associated theory; lightweight analysis, type systems, testing; as well as deductive verification and formal logic. He is active in formal methods for distributed and concurrent systems, including object-oriented and actor languages, manycore computing, cloud computing and digital twins. He is one of the main developers of the ABS modeling language for asynchronous distributed systems and the SMOL programming language for digital twins.

Einar Broch Johnsen has been prominently involved in many national and European research projects. In particular, he was the strategy director of Sirius (2015-2023), a center for research-driven innovation on scalable data access with 8-year funding from the Research Council of Norway. He was the coordinator of the EU FP7 project Envisage (2013-2016) on formal methods for cloud computing and the scientific coordinator of the EU H2020 project HyVar (2015-2018) on hybrid variability systems.

Einar Broch Johnsen is member of IFIP WG2.2 “Formal Description of Programming Concepts”. He was board member of Sintef ICT (2009-2015). He is currently member of the Scientific Council of the dScience centre at UiO, advisory board member of the DIGIT center (Aarhus, DK), board member of Formal Methods Europe, editorial board member of the journals Formal Aspects of Computing and Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming, and steering committee member of the conference series on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE) and Integrated Formal Methods (iFM). He was general chair of FM 2015 and DisCoTec 2008, and PC chair of FASE 2022, SEFM 2018, TAP 2017, ESOCC 2016, iFM 2013 and FMOODS 2007.