Kristin-Yvonne Rozier


Associate Professor, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor
Computer Science (Courtesy)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Courtesy)
Mathematics (Courtesy)
Virtual Reality Applications Center (Affiliation)


2335 Howe
537 Bissell Rd.
Ames, IA 500111096


Professor Kristin Yvonne Rozier heads the Laboratory for Temporal Logic in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University; previously she spent 14 years as a Research Scientist at NASA and three semesters as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. She earned her Ph.D. from Rice University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from The College of William and Mary. Dr. Rozier’s research focuses on automated techniques for the formal specification, validation, and verification of safety critical systems. Her primary research interests include: design-time checking of system logic and system requirements; runtime system health management; and safety and security analysis.

Her advances in computation for the aerospace domain earned her many awards including: the NSF CAREER Award; the NASA Early Career Faculty Award; American Helicopter Society’s Howard Hughes Award; Women in Aerospace Inaugural Initiative-Inspiration-Impact Award; two NASA Group Achievement Awards; two NASA Superior Accomplishment Awards; Lockheed Martin Space Operations Lightning Award; AIAA’s Intelligent Systems Distinguished Service Award. She holds an endowed position as Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg professor and Building a World of Difference faculty fellow, is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and is a Senior Member of IEEE, ACM, and SWE. Dr. Rozier has served on the NASA Formal Methods Symposium Steering Committee since working to found that conference in 2008.


Ph.D., Computer Science, Rice University, 2012
M.S., Computer Science, College of William and Mary, 2001
B.S., Computer Science, College of William and Mary (Magna Cum Laude), 2000

Interest Areas

Formal methods, verification and validation of safety-critical systems; Design-time checking of system logic and system requirements with applications in aerospace systems, biomedical privacy, secure protocols; Model checking, property-based design, model-based design; Linear Temporal Logic satisflability checking, specification debugging techniques and theory; Automated reasoning, runtime monitoring, fault tolerance and safety analysis.


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Primary Strategic Research Area

Secure Cyberspace & Autonomy