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Welcome to LASER

The Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research (LASER) is a research lab in the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. LASER is dedicated to investigating techniques for reducing software development and maintenance costs while simultaneously improving the quality of the systems produced. LASER is aggressively attacking the problem of assuring the quality of software. Modern systems are increasingly dependent upon software which is becoming increasingly complex. The growing size of such systems, and their increasing reliance upon such features as concurrency and distribution creates new concerns and challenges.

LASER research centers on the use of finite state verification of concurrent and distributed systems to assure that these systems must adhere to key properties for all possible executions. We are developing systems that are computationally tractable, easy to use, and applicable to wide classes of properties.

LASER's particular interests are in developing techniques, tools, and processes to support the most challenging kinds of systems: those with high reliability requirements, running on highly distributed platforms, using heterogeneous tools, and perhaps developed in geographically dispersed environments.


Laboratory Co-Directors
Lori Clarke
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Associated Faculty
George Avrunin
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Barbara Staudt Lerner
Mt. Holyoke College
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Current Graduate Students
Stefan Christov
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Huong Phan
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Borislava Simidchieva
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Ph.D. Graduates
Aaron Cass
Union College
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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
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Bin Chen
Kanerai
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The MathWorks
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Rachel Cobleigh
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Google
Laura Dillon
Michigan State University
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University of Nebraska
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Junghee Jo
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
[ Mail ] Eric McCall
Vertica
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Gleb Naumovich
Goldman Sachs
Andy Podgurski
Case Western Reserve University
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M. S. Raunak
Loyola College
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University of California, Irvine
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Peri Tarr
IBM Research
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Cleveland Clinic
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Alex Wolf
Imperial College London
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Recent M.S. Graduates
Matt Billmers
Akamai
Ricky Chang
Kim Frederick
IBM
Bradley Hawkes
Google
Nathan Jokel
EMC
Matt Marzilli
Google
Dave Miller
Vistaprint
Xueying (Libby) Shen
EMC
Joel Sieh
SRI International
Timothy Sliski
Raytheon
Jianbin Tan
ITA Software
[ Mail ] Shangzhu Wang
Wenzhe Wu
Epic Systems
[ Mail ] Yan Zeng
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