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Harlan D. Mills Award
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Established in Harlan D. Mill's name to recognize researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated long-standing, sustained, and meaningful contributions to the theory and practice of the information sciences, focusing on contributions to the practice of software engineering through the application of sound theory. This technical award was first given in 1999. The award consists of a $3,000 honorarium, museum-quality memento, and a possible invited talk during the week of the annual International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).
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Past recipients for Harlan D. Mills Award
|2014|| Patrick Cousot |
|For the invention of "abstract interpretation", development of tool support, and its practical application.|
|2012||Lionel Claude Briand||For practical and fundamental contributions to Model-based Software Testing and Verification.|
|2011||John Rushby||For practical and fundamental contributions to Software & Hardware Reliability with seminal contributions to computer security, fault tolerance, and formal methods.|
|2009||Bertrand Meyer||For practical and fundamental contributions to object-oriented software engineering, software reuse, and the integration of formal methods into the above.|
|2007||Bev Littlewood||For leading research on the application of rigorous probabilistic and statistical techniques to problems of assessment in software engineering, particularly in systems dependability.|
|2006||John C. Knight||For encouraging software researchers to focus on practical results as well as theory, and for critically analyzing their assumptions and evaluating their research claims.|
|2004||Elaine Weyuker||For leading research on rigorous software testing including industrial evaluations of the comparative effectiveness and costs of such testing methods.|
|2003||Victor R. Basili||For significant contributions to programming languages, program reading and writing, and empirical methods.|
|2002||Jesse H. Poore||For significant contributions to function-based software development and statistical software testing.|
|2001||Meir (Manny) Lehman||For pioneering contributions to the empirical study of software processes and program evolution.|
|2000||Barry Boehm||For development of empirical software engineering models of cost, schedule, and quality.|
|1999||David Parnas||For fundamental contributions to large-scale systems development by establishing software engineering as an engineering discipline.|
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Lionel Briand Named Winner of 2012 Mills Award
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 January, 2012 – Software verification, validation, and testing researcher Lionel Briand, a former IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering board member, has been named the winner of the 2012 Harlan D. Mills Award.
The Mills Award recognizes researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated longstanding contributions to information science theory and practice, focusing on applying sound theory to software engineering practice. Briand was recognized "for practical and fundamental contributions to model-based software testing and verification."
Former head of the Certus software verification and validation center at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway, Briand recently became scientific director of the new software verification and validation laboratory at University of Luxembourg's Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). The new laboratory is supported by a PEARL grant from the Luxembourg research fund (FNR).
At Simula's Certus software verification and validation center, Briand led and conducted research in close collaboration with industrial partners. Before that, he was a systems and computer engineering professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and held the Canada Research Chair in Software Quality Engineering.
Briand was the first software quality engineering department head at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Germany, and worked as a research scientist for the Software Engineering Laboratory, a consortium of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Computer Sciences Corp., and the University of Maryland.
He has served on the program, steering, or organization committees of many international, IEEE and ACM conferences, and will be 2014 program co-chair of the International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE). Briand is coeditor-in-chief of Empirical Software Engineering (Springer) and is a member of the editorial boards of Systems and Software Modeling (Springer) and Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability (Wiley). He was on the board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering from 2000 to 2004.
Briand was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow for his work on the testing of object-oriented systems. His research interests include: model-driven development, testing and verification, search-based software engineering, and empirical software engineering.
John Rushby of SRI International Wins Mills Award
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 18 April, 2011 – John Rushby, a program director and SRI Fellow with SRI International's Computer Science Laboratory, is this year's recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Harlan D. Mills Award, which recognizes sustained contributions to information science theory and practice.
Rushby leads the research program in formal methods and dependable systems at SRI International in Menlo Park California. He received the Mills Award "for practical and fundamental contributions to software and hardware reliability with seminal contributions to computer security, fault tolerance, and formal methods."
Rushby joined SRI in 1983 and served as director of its Computer Science Laboratory from 1986 to 1990. Prior to that, he held academic positions at the universities of Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne in England. He received BSc and PhD degrees in computing science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1971 and 1977, respectively.
His research interests center on the use of formal methods for problems in the design and assurance of safe, secure, and dependable systems.
Rushby is a former associate editor for Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Formal Aspects of Computing, and was recently a member of a National Research Council study that produced the report "Software for Dependable Systems: Sufficient Evidence?"