Portrait of Akash Lal

Akash Lal

Senior Principal Researcher


I am a member of the Programming Languages and Tools Group at Microsoft Research India. I am broadly interested in the areas of programming languages, verification and model checking with a focus on concurrent programs. I graduated with a PhD from the Computer Sciences Department of University of Wisconsin-Madison, advised by Tom Reps.

I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring a few Research Fellows:



I have served (or will serve) on several program committees: PLDI 2022, FSE 2022, SAS 2021, FSE 2021, CAV 2021, PLDI 2020, CAV 2020, SAS 2019, CAV 2019, ECOOP 2019, POPL 2017, CAV 2016, TACAS 2016, CAV 2015, ICSE 2015, VMCAI 2015 (co-chair), ASE 2015 (ERC), EC2 2014 (co-chair), ASE 2014 (ERC), etc.