Peer Esteem

Awards & Honours

Best Paper Award (IEEE Reliability Society) at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Reliability (QRS) 2021. Paper title: “Confuzzion: A Java Virtual Machine Fuzzer for Type Confusion Vulnerabilities”.

Facebook Research Award Finalist at the Facebook 2021 RFP on “agent-based user interaction simulation to find and fix integrity and privacy issues” - Project “Refining state equivalence relations for effective metamorphic testing”

Most Impactful Software Engineering Researcher. A bibliometric study by Wong et al. “A bibliometric assessment of software engineering themes, scholars and institutions (2013-2020)”, Journal of Systems and Software, June 2021, ranks me among the top-20 “Most Impactful” consolidator stage Software Engineering researchers.

IEEE TCSE Rising Star Award. IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) 2020.

Distinguished Paper Award (IEEE TCSE) at the 36th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME’20). Paper title: “Commit-Aware Mutation Testing”.

Best Paper Award for the 26th SIGKDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, (KDD’20), AI for COVID track. Paper title: “Data-driven Simulation and Optimization for Covid-19 Exit Strategies”.

Facebook Research Award at the Facebook Testing and Verification 2019 - Project “Detecting flaky test failures of system user interactive tests”.

Distinguished Paper Award (ACM SIGSOFT) at the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE’19). Paper title: “An Empirical Study on Vulnerability Prediction of Open-Source Software Releases”.

Distinguished Artifact Award (ACM SIGSOFT) at the 28th ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA’19). Paper title: “Semantic Fuzzing with Zest”.

Distinguished Artifact Award (ACM SIGSOFT) at the 28th ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA’19). Paper title: “Search-based Test and Improvement of Machine-Learning-Based Anomaly Detection Systems”.

Distinguished Reviewer Award at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing (ICST’19).

Top Scholar in Software Engineering a bibliometric study (Karanatsiou et al. Journal of Systems and Software, October 2018), ranks me among the “Top Scholars” in Software Engineering and among the top-5 most impactful early stage researchers.

Best Paper Award at the 16th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM’16). Paper title: “Analysing and Comparing the Effectiveness of Mutation Testing Tools: A Manual Study”.

Microsoft Azure Research Award. Microsoft Azure 2015 - Project “Mutation-Based Testing and Debugging in Microsoft Azure”.

Honor (performance) Scholarship, MSc in Computer Science ( 2003 - 2004 ).

Keynotes

12th BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution symposium (BENEVOL22). Keynote talk, title “Applying Mutation Testing in Evolving Systems”, 12-13 September, 2022.

3rd ACNS Workshop on Security in Machine Learning and its Applications (SiMLA 2021), “Adversarial Attacks in ML-Enabled Systems”, 21-24 June 2021 - Kamakura, Japan.

Mutation Testing workshop (MUTATION 2020): Keynote talk, title “Continuous Mutation Testing”, October 24th, 2020.

Methodes de Test pour la Verification et la Validation (MTV2) workshop (annual workshop of the CNRS research group): Keynote talk, title “Mutation Testing Advances”, December 7th, 2018.

BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution symposium (BENEVOL17). Keynote talk, title “Mutation Testing Advances”, 4th and 5th December, 2017.

Invited Talks & Seminars

NUAA-International Workshop on Software Reliability (NUAA-IWSR) “Mutation Testing Advances”, August 13, 2020, Nanjing, China.

Facebook chalk talk (Facebook London) “Catching Bugs with Mutation Testing”, November 22, 2019.

Facebook Testing and Verification Symposium 2019 (Facebook London) “Mutation Testing”, November 21, 2019.

CREST Open Workshop (COW), Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL): Invited talk, title “Applications of Deep Learning Adversarial data”, 21st and 22nd October 2019.

Doctoral Symposium of 12th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST), April 24, 2019. Title “Successful’ PhD Studies in Software Engineering”, 24 April 2019.

TCS Seminar Series, Department of Theoretical Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH): Invited talk, title “Mutation Testing Advances”, 11th December 2018.

CREST Open Workshop (COW), Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL): Invited talk, title “Mutation Testing and Automated Program Improvement”, 26th and 27th February 2018.

CREST Open Workshop (COW), Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL): Invited talk, title “The mutant selection problem”, 29th and 30th January 2018.

Training And Research On Testing, Summer School on software testing (TAROT 2017). Invited talk, “Advances in Mutation Testing”, June 26 -30 2017.

CREST Open Workshop (COW), Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL): Invited talk, title “Vulnerability Prediction Models”, 27th and 28th March 2017.

School of Computing, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST): Invited talk, title “Recent Advances in Mutation Testing”, 20th, 21st March 2017.

Computer Science department, University of Sheffield: seminar talk title “Mutation Testing and the Equivalent Mutant Problem”, February 10th 2015.

Software Systems Engineering Reading Group Talk, University College London (UCL): Invited talk, title “Bypassing the Combinatorial Explosion: Using Similarity to Generate and Prioritize T-Wise Test Configurations for Software Product Lines”, 23rd July 2014.

Software Engineering Seminar, George Mason University: Invited talk, talk title “Using Mutants to Detect and Locate Bugs” 23rd April 2012.

Research Seminar, University of Luxembourg, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT): Invited talk, title “Automating the Generation of Mutation Tests”, 4th October 2011.

CREST Open Workshop (COW), Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL): Invited talk, title “Search Based Mutation Testing”, 12th May 2011.

CREST Open Workshop (COW), Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL): Invited talk, title “Automating the Generation of Mutation Tests”, 27th October 2010.

Academic Service

Editorial boards:

Software Testing, Validation and Verification (STVR) - journal - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Since April 2016)

Journal Distinguished Review Board:

Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) journal for the years 2017-2018.

ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) journal. 2019.

Distinguished Reviewer Board - Journal of Systems and Software Elsevier. “Special Issue on Test Automation: Trends, Benefits, and Costs”. 2020.

Guest Editor:

Information and Software Technology journal (IST), Special issue of International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering.

Applied Soft Computing journal, Special Issue on Software Engineering for Data-driven and AI-enabled Systems.

Software Testing, Validation and Verification (STVR), Special issue on Mutation Analysis 2020.

Information and Software Technology journal (IST), Special issue on Mutation Analysis 2015.

International Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM), Special issue on Model-based Testing 2016.

Steering Committee Member:

IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME). Years 2021-2024.

IEEE International Conference on Software Testing (ICST). Years 2019-2022.

Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE). Years 2019-2022.

General Chair:

37th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2021).

The 18th Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop (BENEVOL 2020).

Program Chair:

16th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST 2023) - Research track, Program Co-Chair.

14th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2022) - Research track, Program Co-Chair.

38th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2022) - Registered Reports track Co-Chair.

15th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST 2022) - Poster track Co-Chair.

Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2021) - Tool Demo track Co-Chair.

ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, (ISSTA 2021) - Tool Demo track Co-Chair.

14th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST 2021) - Publication Chair.

42nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2020) - Journal-first Co-Chair (https://conf.researchr.org/home/icse-2020).

11th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2019) - Challenge track Co-Chair. (http://ssbse19.mines-albi.fr/).

11th International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST 2018) - Workshop Co-Chair. (http://www.es.mdh.se/icst2018/).

12th International Workshop on Advances in Model Based Testing (A-MOST 2016) - Co-Chair. (https://sites.google.com/site/amostw2016/).

10th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2015) - Co-Chair. (https://sites.google.com/site/mutationworkshop2015/mutation-2015).

11th International Workshop on Advances in Model Based Testing (A-MOST 2015) - Co-Chair.(http://msdl.cs.mcgill.ca/conferences/amost/)

9th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2014) - Co-Chair. (https://sites.google.com/site/mutationworkshop2014/).

Program Committee Member:

45th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2023).

30th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2022).

37th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2022).

30th International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2021).

14th International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST 2021).

43rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2021), Posters Track.

13th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2021).

21st IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS 2021).

33rd IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems. (ICTSS 2021).

36th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2021).

IEEE/ACM International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2021).

16th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2021).

35th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES 2021).

20th Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop (BENEVOL 2021).

42nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2020).

28th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2020).

13th International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST 2020).

35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (Software Verification and Testing track, SVT-SAC 2020).

15th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2020).

IEEE/ACM International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2020).

12th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2020).

20th IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS 2020).

36th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2020).

32nd IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems (ICTSS 2020).

34th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES 2020).

20th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation, New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER SCAM 2020).

Student Research Competition track of the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE SRC 2020).

12th International Conference on Software Testing, (ICST 2019).

35th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2019).

34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (Software Verification and Testing track, SVT-SAC 2019).

11th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2019).

19th IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS 2019).

IEEE/ACM International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2019).

31st IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems (ICTSS 2019).

18th Belgium-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop (BENEVOL 2019).

34rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. Student Research Competition (ASE19-SRC).

14th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2019).