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Guest Editorial: Special Section on the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis 2010

Alessandro Orso, IEEE Computer Society
Paolo Tonella, IEEE

Pages: pp. 241-242


About the Authors

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Alessandro Orso received the MS degree in electrical engineering (1995) and the PhD degree in computer science (1999) from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is currently an associate professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has been since March 2000. His area of research is software engineering, with emphasis on software testing and program analysis. His interests include the development of techniques and tools for improving software reliability, security, and trustworthiness, and the validation of such techniques on real-world systems. Dr. Orso has received funding for his research from government agencies, such as the US National Science Foundation and the US Department of Homeland Security, and industries, such as IBM and Microsoft. He serves on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering Methodology, served as program chair for ISSTA 2010, and will serve as program chair for ICST 2013. He was, among others, on the program committees of ASE, FSE, ICSE, ISSTA, ICST, and OOPSLA, and he is a reviewer for a number of international journals. He has also served as a technical consultant to DARPA. In 2007, Dr. Orso was ranked among the top-50 Software Engineering scholars in an article published by the Communications of the ACM. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.
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Paolo Tonella received the PhD degree in software engineering from the University of Padova in 1999 with the thesis “Code Analysis in Support to Software Maintenance.” He is the head of the Software Engineering Research Unit at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), in Trento, Italy. In 2011 he was awarded the ICSE 2011 MIP (Most Influential Paper) award, for his paper “Analysis and Testing of Web Applications.” He is the author of Reverse Engineering of Object Oriented Code (Springer, 2005). He has participated in several industrial and EU projects on software analysis and testing. He has written more than 100 peer reviewed conference/workshop papers and more than 40 journal papers. He was program chair of ICSM 2011 and ICPC 2007. He was general chair of ISSTA 2010 and will be general chair of ICSM 2012. Among others, he has served on the program committees of ICSE, ICSM, ISSTA, ICST, ICPC, SCAM, CSMR, WCRE. In 2007, he was ranked among the top-50 Software Engineering scholars in an article published by the Communications of the ACM. He regularly reviews papers for journals such as TSE, TOSEM, STVR, EMSE, and JSME. He is on the editorial board of EMSE and JSME. His current research interests include code analysis, web and object oriented testing, and search-based test case generation.
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