Assistant professor, Sarfraz Khurshid, has become the fifth ECE faculty member to win the most prestigious prize the National Science Foundation offers this year. The CAREER award supports the early career-development activities of the country's most promising researchers.
Khurshid's project, Scalable and Systematic Test Authoring and Maintenance, addresses the primary problems of testing software: high cost and frequent failure to identify crucial bugs. Khurshid proposes a new test automation framework based on test summaries - abstract properies of desired tests written by developers.
Systematic testing using test summaries will substantially increase test coverage and accuracy, which will significantly improve software quality. Khurshid's industrial collaborations and participation in UT's Executive Masters program enable a swift technology transfer to industry.