Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4233 Siebel Center
201 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Short Bio: Darko Marinov is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main research interests are in Software Engineering, in particular improving software quality using software testing. He has a lot of fun looking for software bugs. He published over 100 conference papers, winning three "test-of-time" awards -- two ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper awards (2012 and 2019) and one ASE Most Influential Paper Award (2015) -- and eight more paper awards -- seven ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper awards (2002, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021) and one CHI Best Paper Award (2017). His work has been supported by AFRL via BBN, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NSF, Qualcomm, Samsung, and SRC.
Previously: Darko was an Associate Professor until August 2017 and an Assistant Professor until August 2011. He obtained his Ph.D. from MIT in 2005, advised by Martin Rinard. As a Ph.D. student, Darko co-led the MulSaw project with Sarfraz Khurshid, and the two collaborated for over two decades, with at least one joint paper per year in DBLP from 2001 to 2021. Darko obtained his S.M. in Computer Science from MIT for work on Credible Compilation and his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. His first research experience was at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995, when he visited as an undergrad through the (Yugoslav Student) Summer Program.