March 30, 2011
Xie Receives Supplement to NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Tao Xie, associate professor of computer science at NC State, has been awarded additional funding for his Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This $16,000 supplement supports his proposal titled “Cooperative Developer Testing with Test Intentions.” The total value of this award is now $525,727.
This supplement extends the award period of this research support through July 31, 2014.
Abstract: Developer testing has been widely recognized as an important, valuable means of improving software reliability. However, manual developer testing is often tedious and not sufficient. Automated testing tools can be used to reduce manual testing efforts. This project develops a systematic framework for cooperative developer testing to enable effective, synergetic cooperation between developers and testing tools. This framework centers around test intentions (i.e., what testing goals to satisfy) and consists of four components: intention specification, test generation, test abstraction, and intention inference. The project also includes integrated research and educational plans.
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