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Laboratory for Reliable Software (LaRS)
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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LaRS Members

LaRS consists of a small core group of formal verification experts working with a larger group of collaborators, affiliates and colleagues within JPL, and at other research centers and Universities, often collaborating in long-term projects.

LaRS members:

LaRS alumni:

  • Gerard J. Holzmann, PhD Delft Univ. 1979, April '03 - Dec '16.
  • Mihaela Bobaru, PhD Univ. Toronto, 2008, April '10 - Nov '11.
  • Ed Gamble, PhD MIT, 1990, retired Aug. '14.
  • Alex Groce, PhD CMU '05, April '05 - June '09.
  • Rahul Kumar, PhD Brigham Young Univ. 2008. May '14 - April '16.

Summer visitors in the last few years have included:

  • 2004: Kousha Etessami (U Edinburgh), Doron Peled (U. of Warwick), Peter Dillinger (Georgia Tech / NorthEastern Univ.).
  • 2005: Cheng Hu, Caltech CS.
  • 2006: John Erickson (U Texas at Austin / Intel), Jerry James (Utah State U)
  • 2007, 2008: Anna Zaks (New York University), Ru-Gang Xu (UCLA)
  • 2009: Cheng Hu (Caltech CS), Mihai Florian (Caltech CS), and Michael Van Veen (UC Davis).
  • 2010: Mihai Florian (Caltech CS)
  • 2011: Mihai Florian (Caltech CS), Eunsuk Kang (MIT CS).
  • 2012: Rachel Redberg (UC Berkeley), Spencer Reeves (UC Irvine), Richard Defrancisco (U. Stony Brook), Sasha Boulgakov (Caltech CS), Mihai Florian (Caltech CS).
  • 2013: Ioannis Filippidis (Caltech CS), Rachel Redberg (UC Berkeley), Spencer Reeves (UC Irvince), Mihai Florian (Caltech CS).
  • 2014: Ioannis Filippidis (Caltech CS).
  • 2015: Will O'Leary (Caltech CS), John Thywissen (UT Austin).
  • 2016: Frank Ortmeier, (Univ. Magdeburg, Germany), Richard DeFrancisco (U. Stony Brook).
  • 2017: Daniel Fremont (UC Berkeley)

Contact Information

Klaus Havelund / Rajeev Joshi
MS 301-451
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099
(818) 393-5937
E-mail: Firstname dot Lastname at jpl dot nasa dot gov

Employment Opportunities

Applications for positions in LaRS are welcome. Please send an e-mail with a statement of interest and a resume. We specifically seek candidates with a strong background in formal methods and software verification techniques. To be eligible for employment by JPL, candidates must be US citizens or have permanent residence in the U.S.

We also welcome applications for long- or short-term internships. Please check with us if you are interested.

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