Core Members


W. Eric Wong Gopal Gupta Lingming Zhang
Lawrence Chung Tien N. Nguye Kevin W. Hemlen
Mehra Nouroz Borazjany Mark C. Paulk Renee Bryce



W. Eric Wong


Professor
Director of Outreach &
Director of Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

W. Eric Wong received his B.S. in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. In addition to his positions at UTD, Professor Wong has an appointment as a Guest Researcher from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to joining UTD, he was with Telcordia (Bellcore - formerly part of AT&T Bell Labs) as a Senior Research Scientist and the project manager in charge of the initiative for Dependable Telecom Software Development.

Professor Wong's research focus is on the technology to help practitioners improve the quality of software while reducing the cost of development at the same time. In particular, he is working on software testing, debugging, risk analysis/metrics, safety, and reliability. Professor Wong has very strong experience developing real-life industry applications of his research results. Since 2002, as PI or Co-PI, he has received research funding from such organizations as NSF, NASA, NIST, Avaya, IBM, Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, HP, NEC (Nippon Electric Company), and Hyundai Motor Company among others.

Professor Wong is the IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year for 2014, one of the most prestigious awards by the society. He is also a recipient of the Quality Assurance Special Achievement Award from Johnson Space Center, NASA (1997) and two Best Paper Awards from COMPSAC (2007) and ACM SAC (2011). He is currently serving as the Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Reliability Society, and is the Founding Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Reliability (SERE). He was the Vice President for Technical Activities (2012-2013) and the Secretary (2014) of the IEEE Reliability Society, and the Secretary of ACM SIGAPP (Special Internet Group on Applied Computing) for two consecutive terms (2009-2013). Professor Wong is on the editorial board of several journals including IEEE Transactions on Reliability (T-Rel) and the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS). He has served or is serving as special issue guest editor for T-Rel, JSS, SPE, IST, SQJ, IJSEKE, etc., and general or program chair for many international conferences such as ISSRE, COMPSAC, QSIC, SERE, and SEKE.

Home page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~ewong




Gopal Gupta


Professor
Deparment Head

Professor Gopal Gupta earned his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, all in computer science. He serves as the Department Head of the Department of Computer Science, UT Dallas since 2009.

He is a leading expert in programming languages and applied logic, with research interests that include implementation and semantics of programming languages, assistive technology, software engineering, parallel and distributed processing, and logic and constraint programming.

Gupta directs the ALPS (Applied Logic, Programming Languages, and Systems) Laboratory, which aims to produce fast and sturdy software systems. The laboratory has collaborated with researchers from other universities in the United States, and scientists in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Spain, Austria and Portugal. Funding sources for his projects include the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and Department of Homeland Security.

Gupta is co-founder of Interoperate, a startup that automatically translates legacy system codes into their modern versions accurately and efficiently. Interoperate's clients include General Electric and Siemens AG.

Home page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~gupta/




Lingming Zhang


Assistant Professor

Lingming Zhang obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Texas at Austin in May 2014. He received his MS degree and BS degree in Computer Science from Peking University (2010) and Nanjing University (2007), respectively.

His research interests lie broadly in software engineering and programming languages, including automated program analysis, testing, debugging, and verification, as well as software evolution and mobile computing. He has authored 20 papers in premier software engineering or programming language transactions and conferences, including TOSEM, TSE, ICSE, POPL, OOPSLA, ISSTA, and ASE. He has also served on the program committee or artifact evaluation committee for various international conferences (including ICSM, ISSRE, OOPSLA, and ISSTA).

Home page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~lxz144130/




Lawrence Chung


Associate Professor

Professor Lawrence Chung is the principal author of the research monograph "Non-Functional Requirements in Software Engineering" , which has been adopted and applied by many researchers and used by practitioners in a wide area of software engineering research and practice, including Requirements Engineering and more broadly Software Engineering, as well as System/Software Architecture. His research involves, among other things, the use of a conceptual modeling approach.

He has been working on a variety of applications, including collaborative, ubiquitous computing. He has been a keynote speaker, an invited lecturer, a co-editor-in-chief for International Journal of Software Innovation, an editorial board member for the Requirements Engineering Journal and International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing, an editor for the ETRI journal, and a program co-chair for various international events.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1993 from University of Toronto, where he had previously received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees. He stayed there as a Lecturer for a year. He also participated in a Business Process Reengineering project at Andersen Consulting, Chicago, before joining UTD.

Home page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~chung/




Tien N. Nguyen


Associate Professor

Professor Tien N. Nguyen earned his bachelor's degree from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam, his master's from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), and doctoral degrees from University of Wisconsin, USA, all in computer science. He is now an associate professor of the Department of Computer Science, UT Dallas since 2009.

His research mainly focuses on Software Engineering, and in particular, Program Analysis, Software Evolution, and Mining, and their applications in Software Maintenance, Mining Software Repositories, Version and Configuration Management, and Web Code Analysis and Security.

Dr. Nguyen is currently serving as the program co-chair of the 2017 International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2017). He is also the Program Committee Chair for Demonstration, and a Program Committee member in ESEC/FSE 2018, and a Program committee member for Technical Papers and program chair for Demonstrations in ICSE 2018. Dr. Nguyen has served as PI/co-PI on 14 externally funded projects with $6,476,525 in external grants from National Science Foundations (NSF), industrial companies, and other national agencies. He has been Four-time Winner of ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper and received Litton Industries Professorship Medallion Award.

Home page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~tien.n.nguyen/




Kevin W. Hemlen


Associate Professor

Kevin W. Hemlen received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University, and his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, where his work on proof-carrying code garnered the Allen Newell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

His research applies and extends compiler theory, functional and logic programming, and automated program analysis technologies toward the development of scientifically rigorous software security systems. Over the past five years his work has received over $8 million in federally funded research awards, including Career awards from both the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. His research on secure binary retrofitting, reactively adaptive malware, and software cyber-deception has received four best paper awards in 2011-2014, and has been featured in thousands of news headlines worldwide, including The Economist and New Scientist.

Home page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~hamlen/




Mehra Nouroz Borazjany


Senior Lecturer

Mehra Nouroz Borazjany received her Ph.D. degree from the department of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. She teaches computer science II and OOAD at UTD and is a consultant in performance and load testing, software engineering, software testing and agile software development. Her research interests is in the area of automated software analysis, testing and verification which includes combinatorial testing and input space modeling.

She also has published several papers in professional IEEE Conferences including ICST. She has several years of software development and testing experience in the software industry.

Home page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~mehra/




Mark Paulk


Senior Lecturer

Mark C. Paulk holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches software engineering at UTD and is a consultant and author in software engineering, software process improvement, high maturity practices, agile methods, and statistical thinking.

Dr. Paulk is a Fellow of the ASQ, an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. While with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, he led the work on the Capability Maturity Model for Software. Dr. Paulk is a co-author of the eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers.

Home page: http://cs.utdallas.edu/people/faculty/paulk-mark/




Renee Bryce


Associate Professor
University of North Texas

Renee Bryce earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University in May 2006. She earned her B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2000) degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research areas interests include Software Engineering, with emphasis on software testing and usability testing and Computer Science Education, with emphasis on software testing education. She has served as Primary Investigator on funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Forest Service, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and more. Over the past decade, her total research funding has been $2.8 million on shared and individual projects with her share of expenditures as $2.2 million. Dr. Bryce is a member of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Automated Combinatorial Testing for Software (ACTS) group.

Professor Bryce is the recipient of the 2015 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for the category of Junior Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) at a Research University. She is also a recipient of the 2006 Arizona State Commission on the Status of Women award for her "achievements and contributions towards advancing the status of women".

Home page: https://www.cse.unt.edu/~reneebryce/Renee_Bryce/Home.html



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