Ugur Yavuz

Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis (Undergraduate)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Prasad Jayanti


Proofs of linearizability tend to be complex and lengthy, rendering their verification challenging for readers. We provide a novel technique to produce easy-to-verify proofs of linearizability, with the help of mechanical proof assistants. Specifically, we reduce the task of proving the correctness of a linearizable object implementation, to a proof of an inductive invariant of a slightly modified version of the implementation. As the latter is a task many mechanical proof systems (such as TLAPS) are well-suited to undertake, this reduction allows the verification of the proof by the reader, to only consist of a trivial syntactic check of whether the modification fulfills certain criteria. To demonstrate the practicability of this technique, we provide two applications.