Krishna Narasimhan

Registered user since Tue 4 Nov 2014

Name: Krishna Narasimhan

Bio: I am a Researcher at TU Darmstadt concerning myself with why programmers struggle, especially in the context of using cryptographic APIs. I am one of the people guiding the efforts to take CogniCrypt (, a framework to aid developers use crypto APIs securely.

In the not so distant past, I was also a Language engineer at Itemis, developing software tools and IDEs for domain-specific languages, specifically Mbeddr (

Prior to my stint in the industry, I finished my PhD building semi-automatic Software tools to aid with tasks arising out of source code evolution a.k.a abstracting copy-paste code and migrating between different data representations.

Country: Germany

Affiliation: TU Darmstadt, Germany

Personal website:

Research interests: Secure programming, Programming Languages, Static Analysis, Source code transformation, DSLs


PLDI 2021 Committee Member in Artifact Evaluation Committee within the PLDI Research Artifacts-track
SPLASH 2020 Committee Member in Artifact Evaluation Committee within the OOPSLA Artifacts-track
SLE 2019 Committee Member in Artifact Evaluation Committee within the SLE 2019-track
PEPM 2017 Author of Interactive data representation migration: Exploiting program dependence to aid program transformation within the PEPM 2017-track
ECOOP 2016 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Doctoral Symposium-track
ECOOP 2015 Author of Transformation language for expressing automated API Migration within the Doctoral Symposium-track