Andy Zaidman

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Name: Andy Zaidman

Bio: Andy Zaidman is a full professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He received his MSc and PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He has been at Delft University of Technology since 2006.

His research interests include software testing, software evolution and software analytics. He is an active member of the research community and has been involved in the organisation of conferences such as ICSME, WCRE (general chair & program chair), CSMR, VISSOFT (program chair) and MSR (general chair). In 2015 he gave a talk a TEDxDelft “Making Testing Fun”.

In 2013 he received a prestigious NWO Vidi career grant from NWO, the Dutch science foundation, for his work in the area of software testing and software evolution. In 2019, he received the Vici career grant, the most prestigious career grant from the Dutch science foundation.

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Country: Netherlands

Affiliation: TU Delft

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Research interests: Software Engineering, Software Testing, Software Analytics, Software Evolution


ICST 2020Testing Tools Track Chair in Organizing Committee
Author of Massively Parallel, Highly Efficient, but What About the Test Suite Quality? Applying Mutation Testing to GPU Programs within the Research Papers-track
Testing Tools Track Chair in Program Chairs within the Testing Tools Track-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
MSR 2020Session Chair of Award Talks (part of MSR Awards)
Ordinary PC member in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
Author of LogChunks: A Data Set for Build Log Analysis within the Data Showcase-track
Awards Co-Chair in Organizing Committee
MSR Award Co-Chair in Program Committee within the MSR Awards-track
ICSE 2021Committee Member in Program Committee within the Technical Track-track
MSR 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the MSR 2019 Technical Papers-track
Session Chair of Discussion: Data vs. Theory-driven Research (part of MSR 2019 Paper Presentations)
ICSE 2020Author of How Bugs Are Born: A Model to Identify How Bugs Are Introduced in Software Components within the Journal First-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Doctoral Symposium-track
Author of Improving Change Prediction Models with Code Smell-Related Information within the Journal First-track
ICSE 2019PC Member in Program Committee within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track
Author of Beyond Technical Aspects: How Do Community Smells Influence the Intensity of Code Smells? within the Journal-First Papers-track
Author of Discovering Community Patterns in Open-Source: A Systematic Approach and Its Evaluation within the Journal-First Papers-track
MSR 2018General Chair in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
General Chair in Organizing committee
* ICSE 2018 *Author of On The Dichotomy of Debugging Behavior Among Programmers within the Technical Papers -track
Author of Poster T7: How Do Community Smells Influence Code Smells? within the Posters -track
Author of The Scent of a Smell: An Extensive Comparison between Textual and Structural Smells within the Journal first papers-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results -track
SPLASH 2016Speaker of Fact or fiction? What software analytics can do for us (developers and researchers) within the SPLASH-I-track