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Patrice Godefroid

RiSE, Microsoft Research, Microsoft

Email: pg AT microsoft.com
Fax: (425) 936-7329
Mail: One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Welcome to my new web-page! After 12 wonderful years at Bell Labs, I joined Microsoft Research in October 2006.

My main area of research is program specification, analysis, testing and verification.

My main research topic during the last 20 years has been software model checking in a broad sense. Currently, I am working mostly on automating software testing (and test generation in particular) using static and dynamic program analysis. This approach to software model checking via systematic testing combines program analysis, testing, model checking and theorem proving.

Since joining Microsoft, my main project has been SAGE, a whitebox fuzzer for security testing. SAGE extends systematic dynamic test generation (introduced in DART) to handle large applications and is optimized for long symbolic executions at the x86 binary level. So far, SAGE has found many new expensive security bugs in many Windows applications, and is now used daily in various Microsoft groups. More information on the research behind SAGE can be found in the papers below. See also SAGE in one slide (old version) and SAGE for dummies (10min video).

Here is a very brief bio, a less brief bio, and a somewhat recent research overview. Like me, my h-index is now over 40.

Some On-line Talks:

Some Professional Activities: Member of the program committee for the conferences

Some Software: (publicly available)

Some Publications: in reverse chronological order; see also my Publications by Themes

Previous Publications (1990-1994)

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Some Words of Wisdom (Quotes)