Menzies Designated as an ASE Fellow
Dr. Tim Menzies, Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, has been designated as an Automated Software Engineering (ASE) Fellow. Those recognized as ASE Fellows have made significant and sustained contributions through their scientific accomplishments and their service to the ASE through conferences, the ASE Journal, and to the ASE community in general.
Menzies says he was surprised when he found out that he had been designated.
“I didn't realize I was nominated for the award, and I was surprised. I was thinking I was going to have to nominate myself for a year or two, but here it was all my fellows had gotten together and voted for me. I was charmed and happy.” Menzies said.
Menzies’ peers got together and voted for him to be recognized, which is how one becomes a Fellow of the ASE.
He feels the immense honor and pressure that comes with being a Fellow and although says he feels silly being viewed as an example, he wants to be a good example for people to follow.
“I hope I can make people want to work in all this stuff. And I hope people think that the area's exciting to work in, and I hope I can work with the junior people in the field and make them excited and keep them in the field and help them grow their career.” Menzies said.
Menzies has been working the industry for decades and even worked on artificial intelligence (AI) in the 80s. After shifting to software engineering, he even worked at NASA as a research assistant professor. He joined NC State in 2014.
He is also the editor-in-chief of the ASE Journal. After appointing several senior associate editors, they have doubled the impact of the journal, making it competitive with other software engineering journals.
“I'm very proud to be working with all these associate editors and that we've made a real impact on the literature,” Menzies said.
Among his numerous awards and honors, he was elected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for 2019, which recognized him for his contributions to software engineering for artificial intelligence.
His research focuses on software engineering (SE), data mining, AI optimization, and search-based SE, and better methods for open access science. He is the director of the NC State RAISE lab (real world AI for software engineering) and is the curator of the PROMISE repository (storage for SE project data). He received his BS in computer science, Master of Cognitive Science, and PhD in cognitive science, all from the University of New South Wales.
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