Daniel Schnetzer Fava, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, RIT, University of California Santa Cruz, UCSC, California, University of Oslo, Norway, UiO, computer science, computer engineering, research, academia, industry


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I'm a fourth year PhD student at the Reliable Systems group at the University of Oslo, Norway, under the supervision of Martin Steffen and Olaf Owe.

Before joining academia, I worked in Silicon Valley for six years . I was an engineer in the Platform Architecture team at Apple Inc., and in the Larrabee GPGPU Post-Silicon Validation team at Intel.

I left Apple in 2013 to work with Jim Whitehead, who was early in using AI to predict the incidence of bugs in commits. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, I worked on a DARPA project to gamify the discovery of program invariants. This project lead me to reading about automated reasoning and theorem proving. I grew interested in formal verification and took a PhD position in the reliable systems group at the University of Oslo, Norway.

I obtained combined BS/MS degrees in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York. I am originally from Vitória, ES, Brazil.

It seems as if curbing entropy is our quixotic purpose in this universe — James Gleick