Kedar Namjoshi
I work in computer science at Bell Labs. My research aims to develop methods that make it easier to create provably correct and secure programs.

Contact

E-mail: kedar AT research.bell-labs.com
Phone: (+1) 908.582.1891
Address: Room 2B-435, 600-700 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA

Research Highlights

Much of my research explores the interplay between the deductive and algorithmic approaches to verification. As program verification is undecidable in general, the aim is to construct verification methods that work well in practice. A study of successful deductive proofs can suggest corresponding automated methods that are likely to work well. Conversely, the correctness of an implementation of a complex verification method can be established by generating an easily-checkable proof that justifies its conclusions.

Contributions include

My research has been supported, in part, by grants from the NSF and DARPA.

Current Research


And a bit more ...

Here is my academic CV.

And an up-to-date list of publications; the full list is on DBLP .

I graduated with a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin , with E. Allen Emerson as my thesis advisor. I then joined the Computing Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs (famously known as "Center 1127"), and have been here since. As a graduate student at UT Austin, I had the great good fortune to interact with Edsger W. Dijkstra as a member of the ATAC (Dijkstra's "Austin Tuesday Afternoon Club"). His views on what constitutes good research and the example he put forward have had a deep and long-lasting influence.