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Conferencia invitada: Prof. Dr. Lionel Briand


Lionel C. Briand; The University of Ottawa, Canada & The SnT centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust, University of Luxembourg.


Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering: Past, Present and Future


There is a long history of applications of various Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in software engineering. From machine learning, evolutionary computing, to Natural Language Processing, AI has played an increasingly important role in making software engineering more predictable and automatable. This rising impact stems from increasingly powerful AI technologies, easy access to enormous computing power, and the availability of large amounts of software data in readily available development repositories. This talk will provide a reflection over 25 years of experience in applying and tailoring AI techniques to address software engineering problems at scale. Recent developments and future research directions will also be outlined..

Short biography

Lionel Briand is professor of software engineering and has shared appointments between (1) The University of Ottawa, Canada and (2) The SnT centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust, University of Luxembourg. Lionel was elevated to the grades of IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow. He was the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Harlan Mills award in 2012 and also received an ERC Advanced grant in 2016. More recently, he was awarded a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) on “Intelligent Software Dependability and Compliance”. His research interests include: software testing and verification, model-driven software development, applications of AI in software engineering, and empirical software engineering.