merly.ai

The machine programming company

                                        

1. the automation of software and hardware development.

2. a technique to improve software quality and increase software developers’ productivity.

machine programming | verb

"Our software makes your software better."

MERLY.AI TIMELINE

SUMMER 2017

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Justin Gottschlich co-founds (with Intel Labs and NSF) and launches 3-year research center on machine programming (MP),“Computer-Assisted Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures". 

FALL 2017

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Machine Learning & Programming Languages” (MAPL) workshop founded by Justin Gottschlich and colleagues at Intel Labs, Google AI, Stanford, and Berkeley.

SUMMER 2018

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Seminal “The Three Pillars of Machine Programming” paper published by Justin Gottschlich and Intel Labs, joint with six MIT professors, defining the field of machine programming.

SUMMER 2019

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Intel Labs invests millions of dollars in machine programming (MP) as it is selected as a “Pioneering Research” effort. Justin Gottschlich is selected as the research leader for MP and is made the Founder & Director of the Machine Programming Research (MPR) group at Intel Labs as well as a spokesperson for the company of MP research.

FALL 2019

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Justin Gottschlich accepts adjunct professor invitation at University of Pennsylvania and begins work on the invention of multiple MP systems (e.g., AutoPerf, MISIM, NetSyn).

SPRING 2020

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Justin Gottschlich and his Intel Labs MPR team file ~100 patents in the space of machine programming, including publishing over a dozen publications in MP at tier-1 venues such as NeurIPS and MLSys over the last several years.

SUMMER 2020

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Justin Gottschlich is unanimously selected as the steering committee chair of the former ACM SIGPLAN MAPL workshop by peers at Google AI, MIT, Stanford, CAL, Uber Research & UPenn.  Renames venue as ACM SIGPLAN Machine Programming Symposium (MAPS)”.

FALL 2020

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 Justin Gottschlich solo invents ControlFlag.

DECEMBER 2020

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Intel debuts ControlFlag at Intel Labs day 2020 where it is able to identify novel defects in production-quality open-source software systems (e.g., cURL).

SPRING 2021

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Intel begins exploration of ControlFlag as it identifies over 300 novel, previously undetected defects, in production-quality deployed software. These detections result in savings of over $65M in a scan of a single proprietary source code repository.

FALL 2021

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ControlFlag is open-sourced and receives nearly 1000 GitHub stars in two months with strong support from the open-source community.

DECEMBER 2021

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Merly.ai is incorporated. Founder Justin Gottschlich is named CEO and Chief Scientist.

Co-Founder Urs Muff is named CTO. Paul Gottschlich is named CFO and the CEO’s Chief of Staff. Justin and Urs, including MIT Prof. Tim Kraska, are added to Merly’s Board of Directors.

DECEMBER 2021

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Merly.ai’s CTO, Urs Muff, and CEO, Justin Gottschlich, design and implement MP-CodeCheck, enabling it to process billions of lines of code, making it extraordinarily efficient.

JANUARY 2022

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Core team officially onboards merly.ai on January 14th.

FEBRUARY 2022

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Merly.ai raises ~ $1M in angel funding.