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We present a new inductive rule for verifying lower bounds on expected values of random variables after execution of probabilistic loops as well as on their expected runtimes. Our rule is simple in the sense that loop body semantics need to be applied only finitely often in order to verify that the candidates are indeed lower bounds. In particular, it is not necessary to find the limit of a sequence as in many previous rules.

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Fri 24 Jan
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11:45 - 12:30: Research Papers - Probabilistic Reasoning and Verification at Ile de France III (IDF III)
Chair(s): Arthur Azevedo de AmorimCarnegie Mellon University, USA
POPL-2020-Research-Papers11:45 - 12:07
Peixin WangShanghai Jiao Tong University, Hongfei FuShanghai Jiao Tong University, Krishnendu ChatterjeeIST Austria, Yuxin DengEast China Normal University, Ming XuEast China Normal University
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POPL-2020-Research-Papers12:07 - 12:30
Marcel HarkRWTH Aachen University, Germany, Benjamin Lucien KaminskiRWTH Aachen University, Germany, Jürgen GieslRWTH Aachen University, Joost-Pieter KatoenRWTH Aachen University
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