Nguyen earns ICSE 2019 Most Influential Paper Award

ThanhVu Nguyen
ThanhVu Nguyen

Computer Science and Engineering assistant professor ThanhVu Nguyen has been honored with the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2019 Most Influential Paper Award.

Nguyen co-authored the paper, “Automatically Finding Patches Using Genetic Programming,” in 2009 with Westley Weimer of the University of Michigan, Claire Le Goues of Carnegie Mellon University, and Stephanie Forrest of Arizona State University.

The annual award recognizes the paper that has had the most influence on the theory or practice of software engineering during the 10 years since its original publication.

In the paper, Nguyen and his co-authors examine automated methods of software debugging. They explore the idea of identifying and locating program faults and repairing them by evolving program variants until one is found that both retains required functionality and also avoids the defect in question. After a repair has been discovered, it is minimized using structural differencing algorithms and delta debugging.

Nguyen is a member of the ESQuaReD software engineering lab and leads the UnSAT (University of Nebraska Software Analysis and Testing) research group. His current research focuses on program analysis, verification, synthesis, and repair.

Nguyen and his colleagues will be formally recognized at ICSE 2019 Conference which will be held in Montreal May 25–31.

Congratulations to Vu on this outstanding achievement!