Portrait of Sriram Rajamani

Sriram Rajamani

Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research India Lab


Sriram Rajamani is Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director of Microsoft Research India. His research interests are in designing, building and analyzing computer systems in a principled manner. Over the years he has worked on various topics including Hardware and Software Verification, Type Systems, Language Design, Distributed Systems, Security and Privacy. His current research interest is in combining Program Synthesis and Machine Learning.

Together with Tom Ball, he was awarded the CAV 2011 Award for “contributions to software model checking, specifically the development of the SLAM/SDV software model checker that successfully demonstrated computer-aided verification techniques on real programs.” Sriram was elected ACM Fellow in 2015 for contributions to software analysis and defect detection. Recently, Sriram has been elected Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Sriram has a PhD from UC Berkeley, MS from University of Virginia and BEng from College of Engineering, Guindy, all with specialization in Computer Science. Sriram was general chair for POPL 2015 in India, and was program Co-Chair for CAV 2005. He co-founded the Mysore Park Series, and the ISEC conference series in India. He serves on the CACM editorial board  as co-chair for special regional sections, to bring computing innovations from around the world to CACM.


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Prior to moving to Microsoft Research’s India lab, I was manager of the Software Productivity Tools group in Microsoft Research Redmond. I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, and a BE in Computer Science from Anna University College of Engineering, Guindy, in Chennai. Previously, I worked as a programmer for over 5 years writing telecommunication software and electronic design automation software. My first-hand experience in the realities of commercial software development guide my choice of problems and approaches to research in software productivity.

I’m an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad and serve on the editorial board of CACM. I co-founded the ISEC conference in India, and serve on the executive committee of the Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSE) in India. I have also co-founded the Mysore-Park workshop series in India.

Other Interests

Together with colleagues at MSR India, I am working on a blended learning model (combining online learning with in-classroom pedagogy) for education in India. For more detais see: Massively Empowered Classrooms.

I am very interested in CS research community activities in India. See Mysore-Park workshop series.

Editorial Boards

Keynote Talks

Conference Organization

I have chaired or co-chaired the following conferences in the past. Due to my research and management workload at MSR India, I am currently not undertaking any conference chairing roles.

Program Committees

I have served on the following conference program committees:

SNAPL 2015, POPL 2013, PLDI 2013 (ERC), ISEC 2013, VMCAI 2011PLDI 2010, ICSE 2010ISEC 2010, ISSRE 2009, FSE 2009, POPL 2009FSTTCS 2008, CCS 2008, ISSTA 2008, TACAS 2008, ICSE 2008, FSE 2007, FSTTCS 2006, APLAS 2006, APSEC 2006, PLAS 2006 , POPL 2005, TACAS 2005FMCAD 2004, ISSTA 2004, FSTTCS 2003 , PPoPP 2003, CAV 2003 , TACAS 2003, SPIN 2002, FSE 2002, SAVE 2001

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