Caesar was originally built in part through FRAPPANT, the 2018 ERC Advanced Grant "Formal Reasoning about Probabilistic Programs: Breaking New Ground for Automation". The new ERC Proof of Concept research proposal "A Deductive Verifier for Probabilistic Programs (VERIPROB)" is about applying knowledge from FRAPPANT to build Caesar into a prototype that can be made use of by industry — "to turn science into practice".
Philipp Schroer and Joost-Pieter Katoen receive a Research Award from WhatsApp, through its parent company, Meta Platforms, Inc. for their research proposal “A Deductive Verification Infrastructure for Probabilistic Programs”. Out of 62 research proposals that were submitted to WhatsApp Privacy Aware Program Analysis, 6 projects have been awarded. For more information, see here.