Distinguished Lecture by Professor Mark Harman: 'The Joys and Frustrations of Software Engineering' 2nd July 2019

26 April, 2019

In this talk I will discuss research and deployment work on source code analysis, testing and SBSE, which I have undertaken with many wonderful collaborators, colleagues and friends; my personal view on the joys of scientific research and the excitement of deployment, but also the frustrations of both. I think frustration is important and needs to be acknowledged, because it often leads to further insights and development and is, thereby, the root cause of future joys. I will allow plenty of time for questions and discussion. This talk is a version of the award plenary talk given at ICSE 2019. Following the lecture, please join us in the Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building for a drinks reception to celebrate Mark being awarded the IEEE CS Harlan Mills award 2019. Date And Time: Tue, 2 July 2019
17:30 – 21:00 BST

University College London
G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture, Roberts Building
Gower Street

 For more information and to register for tickets please click here.

Dr Earl Barr most influential paper award

11 April, 2019

Dr Earl Barr's paper, The Promises and Perils of Mining Git has been selected for the MSR 2019 Most Influential Paper Award, “For foundational contributions to the understanding of how to perform software mining using Git repositories, enabling a decade of Git repository research across the software engineering community.” The award will be given during MSR 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
Congratulations Earl!


IEEE CS Harlan Mills award 2019 awarded to Professor Mark Harman

03 January, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the IEEE CS Harlan Mills award 2019 has been awarded to Professor Mark Harman for fundamental contributions throughout software engineering, including seminal contributions in establishing search-based software engineering, reigniting research in slicing and testing, and founding genetic improvement. You can read an interview with Mark here Congratulations Mark! 


SSE Away Day 2017 - Robots

04 August, 2017

Members of the SSE group enjoyed an away day at the Science Museum on the 28th July. We visited the Robots exhibition which tells the history of robots from the last 500 years!


Early Career Fellowship for Dr Justyna Petke

28 February, 2017

Congratulations to Dr Justyna Petke who has been awarded an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship to advance her pioneering research on genetic improvement of software systems.


Bug-finding MaJiCKe finds a home at Facebook

19 January, 2017

The team behind spinout software testing technology MaJiCKe are moving on to work with Facebook in London. The technology uses the academic field of Search Based Software Engineering to remove ‘much of the drudgery’ of testing software, while still finding bugs. The company’s three co-founders who are members of CREST are Prof Mark Harman (Scientific Advisor), Dr Yue Jia (CEO), and Ke Mao (CTO). You can read more about the project here.


Most updates to mobile apps don’t make a noticeable difference

17 November, 2016

Research by William Martin, Dr Federica Sarro and Prof Mark Harman finds that most updates to mobile apps don’t make a noticeable difference. To read more please click here. The research paper is available here.


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