Institute for Complex Systems

Welcome to the Institute for Complex Systems

The Institute for Complex Systems (ICS) targets the ever-increasing complexity of hardware/software systems. Here, the institute considers suitable abstraction levels, i.e. Virtual Prototypes (VPs) in SystemC for HW/SW systems at the Electronic System Level (ESL), HW designs in Verilog/VHDL at the Register Transfer Level (RTL), down to the gate-level. Primary research areas are verification, debugging, and synthesis, all major problems in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). We heavily use the RISC-V ISA in our research work (see e.g. our open-source RISC-V VP).


  • Currently, the institute is still in the start-up phase.
  • At the end of May the institute will move to Science Park 4.
  • There is still one PhD position open at the institute. If you are interested, please email Prof. Daniel Große.