Carnegie Mellon University

Rohan Padhye

Dr. Rohan Padhye

Asst. Professor, Institute for Software Research

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I am an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the School of Computer Science, primarily affiliated with the Institute for Software Research. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at UC Berkeley in 2020, where I received the C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award. I have previously worked at Microsoft Research (Summer 2018), Samsung Research America (Summer 2017), and IBM Research India (2013–2015). I received a master’s degree from IIT Bombay in 2013.


I investigate and develop techniques to automatically discover software bugs. As such, my work spans the fields of software engineering, programming languages, systems, and security. An overarching theme of my research has been to enable the specialization of program analysis and automated testing tools using artifacts that incorporate the knowledge of domain experts. My recent projects make use of dynamic program analysis and coverage-guided fuzz testing. This work has received multiple best paper and artifact-related awards at major conferences.

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