About me

I am a postdoc in the Secure, Reliable, and Intelligent Systems Lab at the Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich. My research interests span program synthesis, machine learning, security, and computer networks.

In Fall 2019, I joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the Technion as a tenure-track assistant professor. See here my new webpage.


2011-2017: PhD in Computer Science, Thesis: Exact Programming by Example, direct-track to PhD.
Computer Science Department, Technion.

2009-2011: BSc in Computer Science, graduated summa cum laude.
Computer Science Department, Technion.


ETH Postdoctoral Fellow
The Jacobs fellowship for PhD students
The Zeff fellowship for PhD students
The Muriel and David Jacknow Prize for excellence in teaching



Config2Spec: Mining Network Specifications from Network Configurations
Rüdiger Birkner, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev
NSDI 2020 2021 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize
VerX: Safety Verification of Smart Contracts
Anton Permenev, Dimitar Dimitrov, Petar Tsankov, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Martin Vechev
IEEE S&P 2020


DL2: Training and Querying Neural Networks with Logic
Marc Fischer, Mislav Balunovic, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Timon Gehr, Ce Zhang, Martin Vechev
ICML 2019


Securify: Practical Security Analysis of Smart Contracts
Petar Tsankov, Andrei Dan, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Arthur Gervais, Florian Bünzli, Martin Vechev
ACM CCS 2018
DP-Finder: Finding Differential Privacy Violations by Sampling and Optimization
Benjamin Bichsel, Timon Gehr, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Petar Tsankov, Martin Vechev
ACM CCS 2018
AI2: Safety and Robustness Certification of Neural Networks with Abstract Interpretation
Timon Gehr, Matthew Mirman, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Petar Tsankov, Swarat Chaudhuri, Martin Vechev
IEEE S&P 2018
Net2Text: Query-Guided Summarization of Network Forwarding Behaviors
Rüdiger Birkner, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev
NSDI 2018
Practical Concurrent Traversals in Search Trees
Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Martin Vechev, and Eran Yahav
ACM PPoPP 2018


Synthesis with Abstract Examples
Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Sharon Shoham, and Eran Yahav
CAV 2017
Learning Disjunctions of Predicates
Nader H. Bshouty, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Martin Vechev, Eran Yahav
COLT 2017


ExcUseMe: Asking Users to Help in Item Cold-Start Recommendations
Michal Aharon, Oren Anava, Noa Avigdor-Elgrabli, Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Shahar Golan, and Oren Somekh
ACM RecSys 2015


Practical Concurrent Binary Search Trees via Logical Ordering
Dana Drachsler, Martin Vechev and Eran Yahav
ACM PPoPP 2014
LCD: Local Combining on Demand
Dana Drachsler-Cohen and Erez Petrank


SOAP 2019 Program Committee
MAPL 2019 Program Committee
CAV 2019 Program Committee
PLDI 2019 Program Committee
PPoPP 2019 Extended Review Committee
PEPM 2019 Program Committee
GPCE 2018 Program Committee
SPLASH 2018 Student Research Competition
PLDI 2017 External Review Committee
PLDI 2016 Artifact Evaluation Commitee