The Home Page of Rob Hierons


Professor of Computing, School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK, UB8 3PH, rob.hierons@brunel.ac.uk, phone +44 (0) 1895 266002


Brief Details

I received a BA in Mathematics (Trinity College, Cambridge), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Brunel University). I then joined the Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences at Goldsmiths College, University of London, as a lecturer in computer science before returning to Brunel University. Together with Mark Harman I founded the ATeSST group at Brunel. I am a member of the Brunel Software Engineering Group and am the Director of one of Brunel's University Research Centres: the Centre for Software and Systems. I have chaired or co-chaired several events including the 16th IFIP TC 6 / WG 6.1 International Conference on Testing of Communicating Systems (TestCom 2004), the first IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation, ICST 2008 (for ICST information see ICST), the 11th International Conference On Quality Software (QSIC 2011), and the 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2013). I currently chair the steering committee of the IFIP TC 6 / WG 6.1 International Conference on Testing Software and Systems (ICTSS). (ICTSS 2014 will be in Madrid). I am joint Editor of The Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability.

I am a Chartered Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the IEEE. I am a member of the EPSRC FORTEST, SEMINAL, and ASTReNeT networks. I am also involved in the Marie Curie Research Training Network TAROT (Training And Research On Testing) and organised the 2008 TAROT summerschool (22-27 June 2008). I am involved in a number of projects including EPSRC funded projects on Semantic Mutation Testing and on Testing Probabilistic and Stochastic Systems.

My current research interests include:

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in studying for a Ph.D in one of these topics (we sometimes have bursaries but only for students from the European Union).


Edited Books

Conferences and workshops (as general or PC co-chair)

Journal Publications


Refereed Conferences and Workshops

For copies of these papers, or more information on this page's author, please email me.



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Last updated: February 2014.


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