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Sanjai Rayadurgam

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Director of the Software Engineering Center
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6-202 Keller Hall
B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai (1989)
M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (1993)
Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2004)

Sanjai Rayadurgam is the director of the University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center and is a Research Project Specialist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests are in software testing, formal analysis and requirements modeling, with particular focus on safety-critical systems development. Prior to his work at the University of Minnesota, he worked at Boston Scientific, performing advanced tools development, systems engineering, and verification and validation of implantable cardiac device. For his doctoral dissertation he developed techniques to automatically derive tests from behavioral models of software that could meet stringent coverage criteria. He has co-authored several research papers and articles in software engineering. He was a co-organizer of Dagstuhl seminar on Software and Systems Traceability for Safety-Critical Projects in 2015, was a program co-chair for the NASA Formal Methods Symposium in 2016 and is in the program committees of various workshops and conferences in software engineering.

His recent research areas include contract-discovery and coverage techniques for black-box object-code components funded by a NSF grant, test generation and verification of plan executions for autonomy platforms funded by a NASA grant, testing techniques of learning enabled components for assuring autonomous systems funded under a DARPA project and model based fuzz testing funded under an ONR project.
Software Engineering, Formal Methods, Automated Testing, High Assurance Autonomy

Recent Publications

Specification Centered Testing

This position paper discusses a framework for automating the testing of systems with stringent structural coverage requirements, for example, avionics systems. The framework covers testing of the model of the desired behavior as well as the resulting implementation. We use a formal model of the required software behavior as the central component of our testing strategy; we call this approach specification centered testing. We discuss how a model checker can be used to automatically generate complete test sequences that will provide

Coverage Based Test-Case Generation using Model Checkers

This paper presents a method for automatically generating test cases to structural coverage criteria. We show how a model checker can be used to automatically generate complete test sequences that will provide a predefined coverage of any software development artifact that can be represented as a finite state model. Our goal is to help reduce the high cost of developing test cases for safety-critical software applications that require a certain level of coverage for certification, for example, safety-critical avionics systems that need to demonstrate