Kenneth L. McMillan

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Name: Kenneth L. McMillan

Bio: Ken McMillan is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. He works in formal verification, primarily in model checking for hardware and software. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana (1984), an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford (1986) and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon (1992). He is the author of the book “Symbolic Model Checking”, and the SMV symbolic model checking system. For his work in model checking, he has received the ACM doctoral dissertation award, the SRC technical excellence award, the ACM Paris Kannelakis award, the Alan Newell award from Carnegie Mellon and the Computer-aided Verification Conference award. He was formerly a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and a fellow at Cadence research labs.

Country: United States

Affiliation: Microsoft Research

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Research interests: Formal verification, model checking, program analysis, decision procedures and automated theorm provers, abstraction refinement, compositional methods, parameterized systems, Craig interpolation.


VMCAI 2018Author of P5: Planner-less Proofs of Probabilistic Parameterized Protocols within the VMCAI 2018-track
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Author of How to Stay Decidable within the VMCAI 2018-track
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Session Chair of Model Checking (part of VMCAI 2018)
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