Headshot of David Dill
Headshot of David Dill


David Dill

Lead Researcher

I joined Novi in October 2018 to help find tools and methods to aid the development of high assurance systems. I was a professor of computer science at Stanford University from 1987 to 2017, when I retired (so I am now a professor, emeritus).

My primary research area is automated formal verification using a variety of techniques.


  • National Academy of Engineering, 2013
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013
  • Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic, 2016
  • Donald E. Knuth Professorship, Stanford School of Engineering, 2016
  • Computer-Aided Verification Award, 2008
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award, 2004


Formal methods, high assurance systems, security