John-Paul Ore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University.   John-Paul's research interests are broadly in the areas of software engineering, robotics, program analysis, and system testing using high-resolution physical simulators.  His contributions include new software engineering methods that enable dimensional analysis without developer annotations for the Robot Operating System, new open-source tools that implement these methods (, open datasets of dimensional inconsistencies found in the wild, and novel techniques in aerial field robotics for environmental monitoring.  His research combines field robotics and software engineering (SE).   Field robotics exposes the shortcomings of our ability to reason about whole systems with different levels of abstraction within realistic environments, and SE increasingly enables new capabilities to develop more dependable safety-critical systems.

Office Hours

Spring 2021 Office Hours (1/20/2021 to 4/30/2021) - these may be subject to change due to departmental obligations.  All appointments are virtual.  Please email for the zoom link for office hours if you are not enrolled in a class I'm teaching.
  • Tuesdays  9:10-10:00a
  • By appointment (email to schedule).  

Research Areas

  • Robot Software Reliability & Testing
  • Program Analysis for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Flying Robots for Environmental Monitoring
  • Abstract Type Inference
  • Code-Aware Physical Simulation


Ph.D., 2019, University of Nebraska--Lincoln


CSC Fall Courses

  • CSC 495-002 LEC SP Top Comp Sci - Software Engineering for Robot   MW 8:30am-9:45am   Room: 1226 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 591-024 LEC SP Topic CSC - Software for Robotics Today   MW 8:30am-9:45am   Room: TBA

  • CSC 791-024 LEC Advncd Topics CSC - Software for Robotics Today   MW 8:30am-9:45am   Room: TBA


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