Texas Tech University

AdVanced Empirical Software Testing & Analysis (AVESTA)

About the AVESTA Group

The AdVanced Empirical Software Testing & Analysis (AVESTA) research group focuses on conducting research in software testing, empirical software engineering, and application of statistical analysis to program analysis. The group was founded in the Department of Computer Science at Texas Tech University in August 2009

For more updated news about the AVESTA research group, please visit Dr. Namin's Web Page.

Current Projects

Several research projects are active with their focus on the following areas:

  • Application of online learning with major focus on Bayesian analysis to program analysis.
  • The role of coverage on fault coverage.
  • Mutation testing & analysis.
  • Adaptive random testing.
  • Testing multi−core and multi−threaded systems.
  • Probablistic model checking.

If you would like to know more information, please refer to the Research page.

Joining the Group

The AVESTA group always welcomes motivated students to conduct research in several interesting areas of software engineering and program analysis. In particular, the undergraduate and graduate students have the unique opportunity to benefit from learning applicable concepts while pursuing their theses/dissertations. Contact Dr. Akbar Siami−Namin for further information.

Latest News:

  • February 2013: Paper by Xiaozhen Xue and Akbar Siami Namin: "Measuring the Odds of Statements Being Faulty" is accepted for publication in the European Conference on Ada-Europe, Reliable Software Technology to be held in Berlin, 2013
  • Dr. Namin received recognition as a "most Influential Professor" in 2012 by honor students in Computer Science undergraduate program. Dr. Namin received funding from ACM and NSF to attend the Symposium on Software Engineering Education (SEES) in conjunction with FSE 2012 to be held in Cary, NC, USA
  • Dr. Namin and Dr. Hewett received an NSF grant titled were awarded $266,648 by the National Science Foundation. The title of the proposal was "SFS: Capacity Building: Collaborative Project: Cyber-security Education for Community College Faculty in Texas."
  • August 2012: Delbert Bonner successfully defended his Master's thesis: A Parallel Software Energy Efficient Ratio. Congratulations Delbert.

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