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Mukund Raghothaman

Department of Computer Science
University of Southern California
941 Bloom Walk, SAL 308, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Telephone: +1 (213) 821-0853
Email: raghotha@usc.edu
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News

Aug 2019I have joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor!
June 2019Drake wins a Distinguished Paper Award at PLDI 2019: Effective static analysis during continuous software development and rapid code churn!
May 2019Difflog will appear at IJCAI 2019! This is a fundamentally new, relaxation-based approach to program synthesis.
May 2019Will be serving on the PC for PLDI 2020.
Sept 2018Code2Inv will appear as a NeurIPS 2018 spotlight: Infer loop invariants by reinforcement learning!
May 2018We will be presenting an overview of the Difflog program reasoning framework at MLP 2018!
Feb 2018Bingo will appear at PLDI 2018: Human-in-the-loop + Bayesian reasoning ⇒ Dramatically more accurate bug finding!

About Me

My research is at the intersection of programming languages, software engineering and automated reasoning. I draw on techniques from machine learning and formal methods to solve problems in program synthesis, verification, and static analysis. My goal is to build theoretically well-understood, rigorously evaluated, and practically useful tools to help programmers create better software with less effort.

I was previously affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, where I obtained my Ph.D. under the guidance of Rajeev Alur, and was later a postdoc working with Mayur Naik. During this time, I developed the Bingo and Drake probabilistic static analysis frameworks, contributed to formalizing the SyGuS synthesis framework, and designed domain-specific languages and programming abstractions for stream processing systems.