Ruzica Piskac


Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Room / Office: Watson 212
Office Address:
51 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208285
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-8001
  • Ph.D., EPFL, Switzerland


Ruzica Piskac is an assistant professor (tenure-track) at Yale, Computer Science Department. Her research interests span the areas of programming languages, software verification, automated reasoning, and code synthesis. A common thread in Ruzica's research is improving software reliability and trustworthiness using formal techniques.

Prior to joining Yale, Ruzica was an independent research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany (January 2012-August 2013). She was head of the Synthesis, Analysis and Automated Reasoning Group.

Ruzica did her graduate studies at EPFL, Switzerland (2007-2011), where she worked under the supervision of Viktor Kuncak. She was awarded the Patrick Denantes Memorial Prize for her PhD dissertation. She holds a Master's degree in Computer Science, obtained at the Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbruecken, Germany, as well as a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Selected Publications:

  • Incremental, Inductive Coverability, with J. Kloos, R. Majumdar, F. Niksic. To appear in the Proceedings of 25th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 2013).
  • Automating Separation Logic using SMT, with T. Wies, D. Zufferey. Proceedings of 25th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification - CAV 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russia, p. 773-789. An extended version of this paper is available as NYU Technical Report TR2013-954, March, 2013.
  • Complete Completion using Types and Weights, with T. Gvaro, I. Kuraj, V. Kuncak. To appear in the Proceedings of 34th annual ACM SIGPLAN conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2013).
  • Software Synthesis Procedures, with V. Kuncak, M. Mayer, P. Suter. Communications of the ACM, Volume 55, Number 2, p. 103-111, DOI: 10.1145/2076450.2076472 February 2012.
  • Interactive Synthesis of Code Snippets, with T. Gvero, V. Kuncak. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computer Aided Verification - CAV 2011, Snowbird, UT, USA. Springer, LNCS Volume 6806, p. 418-423. USA.