Professorial inaugural lecture: Andrzej Wasowski
Andrzej Wasowski will give his professorial inaugural lecture ’What Is Software Engineering Research Good for in 2016?’ on Thursday, December 1 at 2-3 pm in Auditorium 3.
Professor Andrzej Wasowski will summarize the landscape of the software engineering research from the vantage point of a researcher that works with technology (as opposed to methodology). He will explain what software engineering researchers are doing, and why the problems they work on are important for everybody. He will use examples from many areas, zooming in on several cases from his own work and discuss questions such as: Can we trust our safety and comfort to software? Is there still a single software engineering research area? Are we engineering too much software?
Andrzej Wasowski works with design and use of technologies that improve quality of software, including issues such as correctness and maintainability. He has worked extensively with software product line methods---ways to develop software for similar products at lower cost but with higher quality. He has collaborated with open source projects (the Linux kernel among others) and industry (for example with Danfoss). Currently, he is working on technical solutions to support software modernization, studying how old software can be moved to new platforms and how to restructure software without losing its properties.
He holds an MSc degree from Warsaw University of Technology and a PhD from ITU. He has previously held positions at Aalborg University, INRIA Rennes (France) and University of Waterloo (Canada).