Professor Ali Mesbah receives 2019 UBC Killam Research Prize

ECE Professor Dr. Ali Mesbah received the 2019 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Junior Category, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

Dr. Mesbah was nominated for his impressive research record, and significant impact on software testing and the analysis of modern software systems. His work has been recognized through five Distinguished and Best Paper Awards.

Software errors cost the global economy billions of dollars per year and software developers spend around half of their programming time finding and fixing software-related failures. Professor Mesbah has been at the forefront of research in creating novel techniques for automatically analyzing and testing complex software programs to improve their dependability. He has also made significant contributions in areas of test adequacy assessment, software bug pattern discovery, fault localization, and automated repair of buggy software programs. 

For more details on Dr. Mesbah’s research, please visit his website