Sebastian Elbaum

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Institution/Organization: University of Virginia

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Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department

My research aims to improve system dependability through testing, monitoring, and analysis. My teaching focuses on instilling cost-effective software development principles. I am the recipient of an NSF Career Award, an IBM Innovation Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, 5 ACM SigSoft Distinguished Paper Awards (FSE2006, ICSE2008, ICSE2012, ISSTA2013, ICSE2016) mostly for empirically studying program analysis and software testing challenges, and developing automated techniques for addressing them. I am also the recipient of an UNL Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, and more recently of a Bessey Professorship . My current development and analysis work is focused on robotic systems, more specifically UAS.

I served as Program Co-Chair of the 2015 International Conference on Software Engineering , Program Chair for the 2007 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, Program Co-Chair for the 2008 Empirical Software Engineering Symposium, Co-Editor for the Information and Software Technology Journal, and as Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodologies Journal. I am the Steering Committee Chair for ICSE.

I am a proud co-founder of two strong labs at UNL: the E2 Software Engineering Lab founded in 2004, and the NIMBUS Lab (also known as the UAV Lab) founded in 2011. I also co-founded the EUSES Consortium to support end user programmers.