Marouane Kessentini

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Name:Marouane Kessentini

Dr. Marouane Kessentini is currently a full professor, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Oakland University in Michigan and director of the NSF IUCRC center on Pervasive AI; Michigan Site. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal in Canada in 2012. Dr. Kessentini is a recipient of the prestigious 2018 President of Tunisia distinguished research award, the University distinguished teaching award, the University distinguished digital education award, the College of Engineering and Computer Science distinguished research award, 4 best paper awards including an IEEE 10 Year Most Influential Paper award in Program Comprehension (2011-2021), and his AI-based software refactoring invention, licensed and deployed by Fortune 500 companies, and selected as one of the Top 8 inventions at the University of Michigan for 2018 among over 500 inventions, by the UM Technology Transfer Office. He received various grants from both industry and federal agencies and published over 160 papers in top journals and conferences. Dr. Kessentini has extensive collaborations with the industry on different areas related to refactoring, software engineering intelligence, search-based software engineering, Edge AI, AI/MLOps, AI and cyber-physical systems, intelligent software bots, etc. He is the co-founder of many workshops, General Chair of SSBSE16 and ASE22, and PC chair of MODELS19, SANER 2021, GECCO, etc. He served as a keynote speaker at various venues including ICSR, SSBSE, GECCO, WCCI, etc. He graduated 15+ Ph.D. students and served as associate editor in 7 journals and PC member of over 150 conferences.

Country:United States
Affiliation:Oakland University
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Research interests:Software Engineering Intelligence, Refactoring, Search-based Software Engineering, Software Maintenance and Evolution, Model-Driven Engineering


ESEC/FSE 2022 Author of Industry Experiences with Large-Scale Refactoring within the Industry Paper-track
MODELS 2022 Committee Member in PC - Foundations Track within the Technical Track-track
Steering Committee Member in Steering Committee
ASE 2022 General Chair of Welcome from the Chairs within the Plenary-track
Author of A Software Refactoring Community Infrastructure within the [Workshop] IWoR '22-track
General Chair in Organizing Committee
ICSE 2022 Committee Member in Program Committee within the SEIP - Software Engineering in Practice-track
Author of Industry’s Cry for Tools that Support Large-Scale Refactoring within the SEIP - Software Engineering in Practice-track
ASE 2021 Author of Refactorings and Technical Debt in Docker Projects: An Empirical Study within the Research Papers-track
Author of Intelligent Change Operators for Multi-Objective Refactoring within the Research Papers-track
Presenter of Closing Announcement within the [Workshop] IWoR2021-track
MODELS 2021 Organizer in MDE Intelligence within the Workshops-track
Committee Member in Steering Committee
ESEC/FSE 2021 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Student Research Competition-track
ICSE 2021 Author of Refactoring Practices in the Context of Modern Code Review: An Industrial Case Study at Xerox within the SEIP - Software Engineering in Practice-track
ICPC 2021 Author of Design Defects Detection and Correction by Example within the Research-track
MSR 2021 Author of QScored: A Large Dataset of Code Smells and Quality Metrics within the Data Showcase-track
ESEC/FSE 2020 Author of How Does Refactoring Impact Security When Improving Quality? A Security-Aware Refactoring Approach within the Journal First-track
MODELS 2020 Committee Member in Steering Committee
ASE 2020 Workshop Chair in Workshops Chairs within the Workshops-track
Author of Multi-criteria test cases selection for model transformations within the Journal-first Papers-track
Workshop Chair in Organizing Committee
ICSE 2020 Programme Committee in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
SEI 2019 Committee Member in Organizing Committee within the SEI 2019-track
ASE 2019 Session Chair of Mobile 1 (part of Papers)
Author of RefBot: Intelligent Software Refactoring Bot within the Research Papers-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track