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.

Fall 2022 Office Hours (8/22/2022 to 12/5/2022) - these may be subject to change due to departmental obligations

  • Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

All office hours are virtual.  Please email for the zoom link for office hours if you are not enrolled in a class I'm teaching.


Research Areas

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


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


CSC Spring Courses

  • CSC 591-010 LEC SP Topic CSC - Software for Robotics Today   MW 3:00pm-4:15pm   Room: 4106 James B Hunt Jr Centenni

  • CSC 791-010 LEC Advncd Topics CSC - Software for Robotics Today   MW 3:00pm-4:15pm   Room: 4106 James B Hunt Jr Centenni


Available at Google ScholarDBLP, or John-Paul's Homepage.