I am looking for motivated graduate students to explore applied AI, search-based SE, data mining. Is that you?
I've many years experience, managing research projects. Ask me how to innovate. On time. On budget.
My Research Goals
In this era of software systems that seem to grow ever more complex, it is wise to ask "is that complexity really needed?".
I think, to a large extent, it is not. The clue here is that, many times, it has been reported that seemingly complex systems can be modeled and summarized to a much simpler structures.
Why is that so? What it their exists certain constraints that simplifies exploration of the world. And we can exploit those contrainst so simplify complex tasks like:
- building algorithms for better privacy;
- optimizing complex models, faster;
- moving lessons learned from one project to another;
- explain seemingly complex effects, very succinctly.
For a detailed list of my funding, see here.
In summary, while exploring the above ideas, I have won over $7 million in competitive grants from:
- The National Science Foundation;
- the US Defence Deparrment;
- the US National Archives.
- and other sources
Some of that funding has been in the form of "gifts" (i.e. undirected research); or research contracts (i.e. with fixed deliverables) or STTRs (Small Business Technology Transfer).
Tim Menzies (Ph.D., UNSW, 1995) is a full Professor in CS at North Carolina State University where he teaches software engineering and automated software engineering. His research relates to synergies between human and artificial intelligence, with particular application to data mining for software engineering.
He is the author of over 230 referred publications; and is one of the 100 most cited authors in software engineering out of over 80,000 researchers (http://goo.gl/BnFJs). In his career, he has been a lead researcher on projects for NSF, NIJ, DoD, NASA, USDA, as well as joint research work with private companies.
Prof. Menzies is the co-founder of the PROMISE conference series devoted to reproducible experiments in software engineering (http://openscience.us/repo). He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, the Automated Software Engineering Journal and the Software Quality Journal. In 2015, he served as co-chair for the ICSE'15 NIER track. In 2016, he serves as co-general chair of ICMSE'16. For more, see his vita (http://goo.gl/8eNhY) or his list of publications http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Qmuz0WAAAAAJ) or his home page http://menzies.us.
I'm a full professor (in computer science). My Ph.D. is from UNSW, Australia, 1995.
In a former life I was the SE research chair at NASA, 2002-2003.
I now work at NC State where...
- I teach graduate SE (spring) + automated SE (fall)
- I am the curator of the PROMISE repository of SE data;
- I am the director of the http://ai4se.net/ (real world AI for SE).
In my career:
- I've earned $7 million in grants funding;
- I've graduated 8,23 phd,masters completed graduate students.
- I've published 230+ refereed papers and, as of July 2015, I am a top-100 most cited author (in SE, last decade, out of 80,000+ authors).
As to my service to the academic community:
- I serve as a member of the ASE conference steering committee as well as Co-pc-chair: ICSE NIER'15, ASE'12.
- I work as an asssociate editor of the TSE, ASE, EMSE, and the Software Quality journal and co-general-chair: of ICSME'16.
- This year, I am on the following PCs: ASE'16, Icse'16, Ase'15, BigDSE'15, Ease'15, EsPreSSE'15, Esem'15, Fse'15, Gecco'15, Icpc'15, Issre'15, Msr'15, NasBase'15, Promise'15, Raise'15, Ssbse'15
I'm author/editor of some books on software analytics:
I'm married to Helen Burgess who claims she's not Batman but I've never seen her and Bruce Wayne in the same room at the same time so....
In my time, I've been a nurse/ taxi-driver/ rocket scientist/ newspaper editor/ lecturer.... (what can I say? It all made sense at the time).
I got to NcState after a Ph.D. at UNSW, Sydney, 1995, then some time working with NASA (early last decade) and the University of British Columbia. Then there was some free lance research for two years at Portland and six years at West Virginia University (go 'eers).