Current Students:


  • Michael Gerten
  • Ibrahim Mesecan
  • Rebecca Eiland
  • Salil Purandare
  • Jobayer Ahmmed
  • Michael Hunter

Undergraduates (current)

  • Piper Ideker


  • Blessing Ngara



Iowa State University

  • Mikaela Cashman, August 2020, Interpretability of Configurable Software in the Biosciences (now Postdoctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


  • Alexis Marsh, August 2024, Thesis: Using Software Testing Techniques for Bioinformatics Tools
  • Linsey Kitt, May 2024, Thesis: Regression Testing of an Evolving Quantum Platform
  • Sanchayani Pal, May 2023, Thesis: Automatically Verifying Algorithms Using Invariants
  • Urjoshi Sinha, December 2022, Thesis: Analyzing the Impact of Configurations in Data-driven Software Applications.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Justin Firestone, May 2020, Application of Software Engineering Principles to Synthetic Biology and Emerging Regulatory Concerns, 
      (now Assistant Professor of Practice, Raikes School, UNL)
  • Yalan Liang, August 2018, Automated GUI Testing and Repair: a Family of Techniques (Facebook)
  • Brady Garvin, August 2017, The Variability-Space Topography of Interaction Faults (now Assistant Professor of Practice, UNL).
  • Thammasak Thianniwet, August 2016, SPL-XFactor: A Framework for Reverse Engineering Feature Models (now Assistant Professor, School of Information Technology Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand)
  • Jiangfan Shi, May 2012, Use of Constraint Solving for Testing Software Product Lines , co-advised with M. Dwyer (first job: Microsoft)
  • Xiao Qu, August 2010, Configuration Aware Prioritization for Regression Testing (now at ABB Research)


  • Mikaela Cashman, December 2016, Thesis: Using Software Testing Techniques to Infer Biological Models.
  • Jonathan Saddler, August 2016, Thesis: EventFlowSlicer: A Goal-based Test Case Generation Strategy for Graphical User Interfaces.
  • Kevin North, August 2016, (co-advised with A. Sarma) Thesis: Sonifying Git History.
  • Justin Firestone, May 2016, (co-advised with M. Pierobon) Thesis: A Roadmap to Safe and Reliable Engineered Biological Nano-communication Networks.
  • Dongpu Jin, August 2014, Thesis: Improving Preference Recommendation and Customization in Real World Highly Configurable Software Systems
  • Jacob Swanson, May 2014, Thesis: A Self-Adaptive Framework for Failure Avoidance in Configurable Software
  • Heath Roehr (co-advised with S. Elbaum), August 2013, Thesis: Discovering Divergence: Finding Unexpected Behavior Using Directed Exploration
  • Amanda Swearngin, May 2012, Thesis: CogTool-Helper: Leveraging GUI Functional Testing Tools to Generate Predictive Human Performance Models
  • Weixia Xu, August 2011, Project
  • Si Huang, December 2010, Thesis: A Framework for Automatically Repairing GUI Test Suites
  • Isis Cabral, August 2010, (co-advisor with G. Rothermel), Thesis: Designing Software Product Lines for Testability
  • Brady Garvin, December 2009, Thesis: Constrained Covering Arrays by Simulated Annealing
  • Matilda Acheampong, August 2009, Thesis: An End-User Testing Approach for Data Retrieval in Relational Databases
  • Yu Shang, May 2009, Project (co-advisor with W. Srisa-an)
  • Martin Coria, May 2007, Thesis: An Automated Testing Framework For Finding Buffer Overflows
  • Joshua Snyder, December 2006, Thesis: Testing Across Configurations: Implications for Combinatorial Testing
  • Shiu Beng Kooi, (co-advisor with W. Srisa-an), August 2006,Thesis: Clustering the Heap in Multi-threaded Applications for Improved Garbage Collection

Undergraduate Honors Thesis

  • Joseph Schulman: May 2008

Past Undergraduate Research Assistants (ISU)

  • Drew Cross
  • Linsey Kitt
  • Blessing Ngara
  • Hilda Hashemi
  • Katelyn Lamison
  • Regine Peters 
  • Tomas Caldas
  • Jack Powen

Past UCARE/Undergraduate Research Assistants (UNL)

  • Hallie Hohbein
  • Mark Hernandez
  • Phuong Ninh
  • Dannie Dooling - graduated May 2018.
  • Dong Xu - graduated May 2015.
  • Zhen Wang - graduated May 2014.
  • Jacob Swanson - graduated December 2011.
  • Kaylei Burke - graduated May 2011.
  • Amanda Swearngin - graduated May 2010.
  • Katie Macias
  • Katherine Woolf (UCARE) - graduated May 2008.
  • Summer 2006:
    • Sarah Manning
    • Bryan Oltman
    • Matthew Rosno
  • Krista Nelson (UCARE) - graduated May 2006.
  • Summer 2005:
    • Laura Brown
    • Timothy Fangmeier
    • Danielle Nelson

Ph.D. External Examiner

  • Paul Temple, University of Rennes, France
  • Gulsen Demiroz, Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Xavier Devroey, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Santo Carino, University of Western Ontario
  • Emil Alégroth, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Christopher Henard, University of Luxembourg