I received a diploma in computer science (comparable to M.Sc.) from the University of Freiburg in July 2006. From September 2006 to December 2011, I was a member of the Software Engineering group at the University of Freiburg, headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Podelski. I defended my PhD dissertation in December 2011. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Basel, where I am a member of the Artificial Intelligence group headed by Prof. Dr. Malte Helmert. Research My research is focused on the areas of automated planning and model checking. In particular, I am interested in the analysis, the design, and the application of (heuristic) search methods and state space pruning techniques for solving planning and model checking problems. Although such problems can occur in various shapes, they can be similar when considered from an abstract point of view. I am specifically interested in gaining a better understanding of their relationships, and based on this, in designing specialized problem solving algorithms. publications Silvan Sievers, Martin Wehrle, Malte Helmert and Michael Katz. An Empirical Case Study on Symmetry Handling in Cost-Optimal Planning as Heuristic Search. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2015), pp. 166-180. 2015. (Show abstract) (PDF) (slides; PDF) Ahmad Siyar Andisha, Martin Wehrle and Bernd Westphal. Directed Model Checking for PROMELA with Relaxation-Based Distance Functions. In Proceedings of the 22nd International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN 2015), pp. 153-159. 2015. (Show abstract) (PDF) Sergiy Bogomolov, Alexandre Donzé, Goran Frehse, Radu Grosu, Taylor T. Johnson, Hamed Ladan, Andreas Podelski and Martin Wehrle. Guided Search for Hybrid Systems Based on Coarse-Grained Space Abstractions. International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer. 2015. (Show abstract) (PDF) Martin Wehrle, Malte Helmert, Alexander Shleyfman and Michael Katz. Integrating Partial Order Reduction and Symmetry Elimination for Cost-Optimal Classical Planning. In Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015), pp. 1712-1718. 2015. (Show abstract) (PDF) (technical report; PDF) Sascha Scherrer, Florian Pommerening and Martin Wehrle. Improved Pattern Selection for PDB Heuristics in Classical Planning (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS 2015), pp. 216-217. 2015. (Show abstract) (PDF) (poster; PDF) Sergiy Bogomolov, Daniele Magazzeni, Stefano Minopoli and Martin Wehrle. PDDL+ Planning with Hybrid Automata: Foundations of Translating Must Behavior. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2015), pp. 42-46. 2015. (Show abstract) (PDF)