Prof. Milos Gligoric has been named the recipient of the 2015 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. The [ACM] SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Software Engineering. The author of the winning dissertation will be invited to publish a dissertation summary in the SIGSOFT newsletter, Software Engineering Notes (SEN). Milos will receive the award at the upcoming Foundations of Software Engineering conference (FSE).
Milos Gligoric is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in software engineering and formal methods, especially in designing techniques and tools that improve software quality and developers' productivity. His PhD work has explored test-input generation, test-quality assessment, testing concurrent code, and regression testing. Two of his papers won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper awards (ICSE 2010 and ISSTA 2015), and three of his papers were invited for a journal submission. He was awarded the Saburo Muroga Fellowship (2009), the C.L. and Jane W-S. Liu Award (2012), the C. W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Award (2014), and the David J. Kuck Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award (2016) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Department of Computer Science, and the Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship (2014) from the UIUC College of Engineering.