Vijay Ganesh is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining Waterloo in 2012, he was a research scientist at MIT (2007-2012) and completed his PhD in computer science at Stanford University in 2007. Vijay's primary area of research is the theory and practice of automated mathematical reasoning algorithms or solvers aimed at software engineering, formal methods, security, and mathematics. In this context, Vijay has led the development of many SAT/SMT solvers, most notably, STP, Z3 string, MapleSAT, and MathCheck. He has also proved several decidability and complexity results in the context of first-order theories. Vijay has won over 25 awards, honors, and medals to-date for his research, including an ACM Impact Award at ISSTA 2019, an ACM Test of Time Award at CCS 2016, an Ontario Early Researcher Award 2016, two Google Faculty Research Awards in 2011 and 2013, and a Ten-Year Most Influential Paper citation at DATE 2008.
- Satisfiability: Theory, Practice, and Beyond, Spring 2021. Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer.