Rajeev Alur's Biography
Rajeev Alur is Zisman Family Professor of Computer and Information Science
at University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his bachelor's degree in computer
science from IIT Kanpur in 1987 and PhD in
computer science from Stanford University in 1991. Before joining Penn in 1997,
he was with Computing Science Research Center at Bell Labs. His
research is focused on formal methods for system design, and spans cyber-physical systems,
programming languages, and theoretical computer science.
He is a Fellow of the AAAS, a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, an Alfred P. Sloan Faculty Fellow,
and a Simons Investigator. He was awarded
the inaugural CAV (Computer-Aided Verification) award in 2008,
ACM/IEEE Logic in Computer Science (LICS) Test-of-Time award in 2010,
the inaugural Alonzo Church award by ACM SIGLOG / EATCS / EACSL / Kurt Goedel Society in 2016,
Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Kanpur in 2017 for his work on timed automata.
Prof. Alur has served as the chair of ACM SIGBED (Special Interest Group on
Embedded Systems), the general chair of LICS, and
the lead PI of the NSF Expeditions in Computing center ExCAPE (Expeditions in Computer Augmented
He is the author of the textbook Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems (MIT Press, 2015).
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