Baris Kasikci from DSLAB recipient of the VMware Graduate Fellowship
Baris Kasikci, a PhD student at the Dependable Systems Laboratory (DSLAB), headed by Prof. George Candea, was selected as one of four recipients of the prestigious VMware Graduate Fellowship for the academic year 2014/2015.
The fellowships are awarded to outstanding students pursuing research related to VMware’s business interests which include core machine virtualization and cloud computing. Summer internship is an integral part of the fellowship with the goal of providing an opportunity to build relationships with engineering groups at VMware. More information on the VMware Academic Graduate Fellowships can be found here.
Before starting his PhD, Baris worked as a software engineer for four years, mainly developing real time embedded systems software. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2006 and 2009, respectively. His research is centered around building techniques, tools, and environments that will ultimately help developers build more reliable software. He is interested in finding solutions that will allow programmers to debug their code in an easier way. In this regard, he strives to find efficient ways to deal with concurrency bugs in general, and data races in particular.