Research Assistant, Automated Program Repair

23 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Applications are invited for several research assistant positions at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the area of Automated Program Repair.
These positions will be part of a Singapore Ministry of Education (MoE) Tier 3, multi-year research program named "Automated Program Repair" which has been funded 2022-2027. This is a large research program involving several research projects in analysis, verification, test generation and applications related to program repair.

To see work done on program repair at NUS, kindly see the webpage
In the new program, we will take this work forward further. The vision of our research program is to retain the workflows of software construction as they exist today in the form of Continuous Integration (CI) systems, and yet support automated software evolution with formal correctness guarantees, thereby engendering trust in automatically generated code. Our research program can help achieve such a vision via analysis, verification, and test generation. Applications of repair studied in the program will include security vulnerability repair, patch transplantation across versions of major software systems such as Linux, as well as the use of repair in intelligent tutoring system that we have developed at NUS, for teaching programming.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • CV, including relevant courses taken and unofficial transcripts
  • Project or research experience
  • Names of two referees

The faculty members involved in this research program are Wei-Ngan Chin, Abhik Roychoudhury (Lead PI) and Ilya Sergey, all from NUS Computer Science. The research assistant will be located in the Computer Science Department of NUS, which enjoys a high degree of academic reputation.
Emails by interested applicants may be directed to Abhik Roychoudhury

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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