Adrian Nistor

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Florida State University
nistor AT cs DOT fsu DOT edu

I am looking for highly motivated PhD students to do research with (starting Spring 2018, Fall 2018, and really most of the time). If you are already at FSU, just drop by! If you are a prospective student, send me your CV, a list of classes taken and grades, and we can talk more on Skype.


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University since Fall 2016. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in May 2014.

My research interests are in software engineering, with a focus on detecting, repairing, and preventing bugs in real-world applications. My current research projects investigate performance bugs and concurrency bugs. My techniques found more than 190 previously unknown bugs in widely used software, e.g., Google Chrome, Mozilla, Google Core Libraries, GCC, MySQL, Ant, Lucene, Groovy, Tomcat, JUnit, JMeter, Log4J, Struts, etc. More than 140 of these bugs have already been fixed by developers based on our bug reports. My research includes empirical and analytical work, static and dynamic techniques, and bugs from various application types---client, server, mobile, and scientific applications.

My Caramel paper won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper award at ICSE 2015. I received an NSF SHF:Small grant to investigate performance bugs that have non-intrusive fixes. I am a committer to Apache Collections.

Florida State University
Department of Computer Science
Love Building, room 251-A
1017 Academic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306

email: nistor AT cs DOT fsu DOT edu