The Home Page of Rob Hierons

Professor of Computing, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK, UB8 3PH,, 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. I am a member of the Brunel Software Engineering Lab BSEL 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, 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). The next edition of ICTSS, ICTSS 2017, will be in St Petersburg. I am joint Editor of The Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability and am on the editorial boards of The Computer Journal and Formal Aspects of Computing.

My main research largely concerns the automated generation of efficient, systematic test suites on the basis of program code, models or specifications. These 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

Conference and Workshop papers

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

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Last updated: September 2017.

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