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UCL Computer Science invite you to a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Mark Harman:

'The Joys and Frustrations of Software Engineering'

Lecture: 17.30 - 18.30 at Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture, Roberts Building

Reception: 18.30 - 20.30 Roberts Foyer (venue change from JBR)

Following the lecture, please join us for a drinks reception to celebrate the awarding of the IEEE CS Harlan Mills award 2019 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.

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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.

Biography:

Professor Mark Harman is an Engineering Manager at Facebook London, while also a part-time Professor of Software Engineering in CREST (the Centre for Research on Evolution Search and Testing), SSE (the Software Systems and Engineering Group), and the broader Computer Science Department at University College London.

Mark’s research interests include source code analysis, testing, and search based software engineering. Up until 2017 he was the Director of CREST, a multidisciplinary research center within the University which applies algorithms and methods to the analysis and improvement of Digital Humanities and Arts, and he was also head of SSE.

Mark has lead a number of industrial projects with companies such as Visa Inc, Google, and Microsoft, and previously co-founded the test
optimisation start-up MAJICKE and the app analytics spin-out APPREDICT.

Prior to joining University College London, Mark was Professor of Software Engineering at King’s College, London, and held positions at Brunel University, Goldsmiths College and University of North London.

Mark obtained a MEng in Software Engineering from Imperial College London and completed his PhD at the Polytechnic of North London in 1992.


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