Martin Rinard

Biographical Sketch

Martin C. Rinard is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory .

Dr. Rinard received the Sc.B. in Computer Science, Magna cum Laude and with Honors, from Brown University in 1984. He spent the next several years working for two startup companies, Ikan Systems and Polygen Corporation. He then entered the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Stanford University and received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1994. He joined the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara as an Assistant Professor in 1994, then moved to MIT as an Assistant Professor in 1997. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000, Associate Professor with tenure in 2002, and Professor in 2006.

Dr. Rinard's research focuses on software systems and related topics. The broad goal is to obtain better software - making software more robust, resilient, and secure, improving the performance, verifying that the software satisfies important correctness, acceptability, reliability, or accuracy properties, or making systems (both software and hardware) easier to specify, build, maintain, or improve. Dr. Rinard's research results have consistently placed him at the forefront of his chosen field for decades:

Dr. Rinard is an ACM Fellow and has won multiple best and distinguished paper awards at top publication venues.