Baris Kasikci received the Eurosys Roger Needham PhD Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. dissertation on “Techniques for Detection, Root Cause Diagnosis and Classification of In-Production Concurrency Bugs​”. The award is given for exceptional and innovative contribution to knowledge in systems areas for doctoral students in European Universities.

Baris graduated from the Ph.D. program at EPFL under the guidance of George Candea in the Dependable Systems Lab. His research was centered around building techniques, tools, and environments that will ultimately help developers build more reliable software. He is interested in finding solutions that will allow programmers to debug their code in an easier way. In this regard, he strives to find efficient ways to deal with concurrency bugs in general, and data races in particular.