School of Computer Science
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Klaus Advanced Computing Building
266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-076
Email: motwanim[at]
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  • Panelist in the 4th International Workshop on Automated Program Repair (APR'23).
  • Paper accepted in ICSE'23 (Technical track, Artifact Evaluation track).
  • Paper accepted in ICSE'23 (SEIP track).
  • Accepted Postdoctoral Fellow position at Georgia Tech and Assistant Professor tenure-track (courtesy appointment) at Oregon State University.
  • Defended my Dissertation.
  • PC member at the 14th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE'22) (Challenge track)
  • Paper accepted in ICSE'21 (Doctoral Symposium track).
  • PC member at the 13th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE'21) (Challenge track)
  • Paper accepted in TSE (2020).
  • Paper accepted in TSE (2019).
  • Paper accepted in ICSE'19 (Technical track, Artifact Evaluation track).
  • US Patent (US10146762B2) granted, Dec 2018.
  • [Paper] accepted in ICSE'18 (Journal-First track).
  • Paper accepted in EMSE (2018).
  • US Patent (US9972016B2) granted, May 2018.
  • Joined MS/PhD program at UMass Amherst.
  • Paper accepted in FSE'15 (Industry track).
  • Paper accepted in ASE'13 (New Ideas track).
  • Paper accepted in PLEASE'13 workshop.
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the College of Computing - School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology. I work with Dr. Alex Orso and Dr. Vivek Sarkar. My current research focuses on extending automated program repair for high-performance computing applications.

I am also a courtesy faculty member at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Oregon State University, where I will start working as a tenure-track assistant professor from Fall 2023.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, advised by Dr. Yuriy Brun. My dissertation work aims to improve the quality of automatic program repair techniques to make them more useful for practitioners.

Before pursuing my Ph.D., I worked as researcher in requirements engineering, advised by Dr. Smita Ghaisas at the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC) located in Pune, India.

My broad research interests include improving software engineers’ productivity by automating software engineering practices. My research involves analyzing large software repositories to learn interesting phenomena and use that knowledge to design novel automation techniques, such as requirements elicitation, testing, and program repair.

I am looking to hire motivated PhD students to work with me. If you find my research interesting and want to work with me, send me an email.