ECE Professor Julia Rubin appointed Canada Research Chair

ECE Professor Julia Rubin has been appointed as Canada Research Chair, one of four UBC Applied Science faculty members to be appointed to this prestigious position this year.

The Canada Research Chair program supports the nominated chairs in achieving research excellence in their fields. These individuals are some of the most outstanding scholars in Canada and are investigating a wide range of critical topics across the arts and sciences.  The Canada Research Chairs program, says Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation, “enables universities to retain and attract top researchers to Canada and allows all Canadians to benefit from their important discoveries.”

Dr. Rubin has been named Canada Research Chair, Tier II, in Trustworthy Software. Her research focuses on devising new theories and approaches to make software and machine-learning-based systems more trustworthy: reliable, secure, explainable, and fair. By leveraging and contributing to the fields of automated program analysis, formal methods, trustworthy machine learning, and empirical software engineering, Dr. Rubin and her research group develop new quality assurance machanisms, improving the quality of the software that we use and making developers more efficient and productive. Dr. Rubin’s work in these areas won five Distinguished/Best Paper Awards at major conferences such as ASE’15, ISSTA’18, and ICST’21.

Dr. Rubin serves on program committees of several flagship conferences in software engineering, such as ICSE, FSE, and ASE. She co-chaired the program committees of SPLC’14, ECMFA’14, FASE’17, CASCON’20, and will co-chair the program committee of ASE in 2022. She has also contributed to the scientific community by serving on the IEEE TCSE Executive Committee and chairing several award selection committees, such as the IEEE TCSE New Directions Award Committee in 2020.

Find out more about Dr. Rubin’s work here.

Read more about the 2022 Canada Research Chairs.