Milos Gligoric Receives ACM SIGSOFT Dissertation Award
Dr. Milos Gligoric (PhD CS ’15) is the 2016 recipient of the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award recognizes excellent research in the field of software engineering.
Titled “Regression Test Selection: Theory and Practice,” Gligoric’s dissertation presents an innovative solution that substantially speeds up regression testing for modern software development environments. Widely used in industry, regression testing is the process of verifying that software still performs correctly after changes. While regression testing is a crucial activity, it is also expensive. Ekstazi, Gligoric’s practical Java-based tool that implements his work, can speed up testing by an order of magnitude. It has been adopted by several open-source (for example, Apache Camel) and proprietary projects.
Advised by CS Associate Professor Darko Marinov, Gligoric is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. At Illinois, he received several honors, including two ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Paper Awards, the David J. Kuck Outstanding PhD Thesis Award, the C.W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Student Award, the C.L. and Jane W.S. Liu Award, a Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, and the Saburo Muroga Fellowship.