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Corina Pasareanu

Senior Systems Scientist, CyLab and Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley


Corina Pasareanu


Corina is performing research in software engineering at NASA Ames, in the Robust Software Engineering group. She is employed by Carnegie Mellon University, at the Silicon Valley campus. At Ames she is developing and extending Symbolic PathFinder, a symbolic execution tool for Java bytecode. Her research interests include: Model checking and automated testing, Compositional verification, Model-based development, Probabilistic software analysis, Autonomy and Security. She is/was Program/General Chair for several conferences including: International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 2015), International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2014), International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2011), NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2009). She is the recipient of a best paper award (HVC 2014), an ACM Impact Paper Award (2010), the ICSE 2010 Most Influential Paper Award, the IBM HVC  Conference Award (2007) and an ACM Distinguished Paper Award (2002). She is currently Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) journal.

Projects at CMU:

  • ISSTAC: Integrated Symbolic Execution for Space-Time Analysis of Code -- CMU PI
    • Funded by DARPA; a collaborative project with Vanderbilt University (the lead) and UC Santa Barbara
  • Mera: Memoized Ranged Systematic Software Analyses — CMU PI
    • Funded by NSF; a collaborative project with UT Austin
  • Circular compositional reasoning by learning and abstraction-refinement —CMU PI
    • Funded by NSF and BSF; a collaborative project with Technion and Tel-Aviv Yaffo.

Additional information can be found on the following website: NASA web profile