Mark Lawford

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Name:Mark Lawford

Mark Lawford is Professor and Chair of McMaster University’s Department of Computing and Software and a founding member of the McMaster Centre for Software Certification (McSCert). He has a B.Sc.(’89) in Engineering Mathematics from Queen’s University, Kingston, where he received the University Medal in Engineering Mathematics. His M.A.Sc.(’92) and Ph.D. (’97) are from the Systems Control Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He worked at Ontario Hydro as a real-time software verification consultant on the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station Shutdown Systems Redesign project, receiving the Ontario Hydro New Technology Award for Automation of Systematic Design Verification of Safety Critical Software in 1999. He joined McMaster University’s Department of Computing and Software in 1998 where he helped to develop the Software Engineering programs and Mechatronics Engineering programs. Since 2012 he has been involved in automotive software research and in 2014 he was a co-recipient of a Chrysler Innovation Award. He is currently the lead investigator or con-investigator on a number of projects with OEMs and serves as the CAVs faculty advisor for the McMaster EcoCAR team. His research interests include software certification, application of formal methods to safety critical real-time systems, and supervisory control of discrete event systems. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Affiliation:McMaster University
Research interests:Software engineering, MBD, software certification, safety critical real-time systems, formal methods, supervisory control theory


MODELS 2021 Author of Repository Mining for Changes in Simulink Models within the Technical Papers-track
ESEC/FSE 2020 Author of Change Impact Analysis in Simulink Designs of Embedded Systems within the Industry Papers-track
FormaliSE 2019 Committee Member in Program Committee within the FormaliSE 2019-track
FASE 2019 Author of SL2SF: Refactoring Simulink to Stateflow within the FASE 2019-track
ICSE 2019 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Software Engineering in Practice-track