Santosh Nagarakatte
Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Department of Computer Science,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
email: firstname.lastname @ cs.
office: CORE 328
phone: (+1) 848-445-8407
CV (last updated: December 2015)
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About me

I joined Rutgers in January 2013, after obtaining my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. I am from Bangalore, India, which was once a retirement paradise.

I am interested in building efficient, robust and secure software systems. Primary research interests are in hardware-software interfaces spanning programming languages, compilers, runtimes and computer architecture. I love working on the entire computing stack ranging from hardware modifications, operating system enhancements, compiler optimizations and programming language design to build robust systems. I have been awarded the Google Research Award and the Intel Corporation Gift in 2014 for my research on verified compilers and memory safety respectively. In January 2015, I received the NSF CAREER Award. For more details, see my research group's page.

Current Students
I advise these brilliant students: Prior Research Participants Potential Students

Awards and Honors

Professional Activities


Ricardo Bianchini , Nader Boushehrinejadmoradi, Sebastian Burckhardt, Chrisitan Delozier , Richard Eisenberg , Vinod Ganapathy, Inigo Goiri, R Govindarajan, Andrew Hilton, Liviu Iftode, Pravesh Kothari, Nuno Lopes , Milo Martin, David Menendez, Madanlal Musuvathi, Thu Nguyen, Peter-Michael Osera , John Regehr, Amir Roth , Adarsh Yoga, Steve Zdancewic , Jianzhou Zhao.

Current Projects
Old Projects Publications

Peer Reviewed PhD Dissertation Reports


Conference/Invited Talks


I love racquet sports. I play squash three or four times a week. I also read a lot of non-technical books. Inspired by Adam Chilpala's book log, a log of the books I have recently read is available here.


I generally support one or two charity organizations every year that are currently performing amazing work that ameliorates the condition of the human race. Kindly consider supporting Doctors Without Borders and Association for India's Development's Eureka Project.