Tao Xie - Biography 


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[Chinese Edition of Bio 中文简历]

Short Version:

Tao Xie is a Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He worked as a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests are in software engineering, with focus on software testing, software analytics, software security, intelligent software engineering, and educational software engineering. He received an NSF CAREER Award, a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborators Award, Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, a Facebook Testing and Verification Research Award, an IBM Jazz Innovation Award, and three-time IBM Faculty Awards. He served as the ISSTA 2015 Conference Program Chair and the Tapia 2017/2018 Conference Program/General Chair, and will serve as an ICSE 2021 Program Co-Chair. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) and the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), along with an Editorial Board Member of Communications of ACM (CACM). He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2015 and an IEEE Fellow in 2018. His homepage is at http://taoxie.cs.illinois.edu.

Long Version:

Tao Xie is a Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Before July 2013, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington at Seattle in 2005, advised by David Notkin. Before that, he received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2002, an M.S. in Computer Science from Peking University in 2000, advised by Hong Mei, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Fudan University in 1997. He worked as a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests are in software engineering, with focus on software testing, software analytics, software security, intelligent software engineering (the intersection between software engineering and artificial intelligence), and educational software engineering. He heads the Automated Software Engineering Group at Illinois CS, and is a member of the Programming Languages, Formal Methods, and Software Engineering (PL-FM-SE) area at Illinois CS, along with Illinois Information Trust Institute and Illinois Informatics Institute (previously with ZJU-UIUC Institute). He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2015 and an IEEE Fellow in 2018 (after only 10 and 12 years of post-PhD professional experience, respectively). His homepage is at http://taoxie.cs.illinois.edu.

He has contributed to broad software engineering and computing research communities with extensive professional services. He has served as the ACM SIGSOFT History Liaison in the SIGSOFT Executive Committee as well as a member and the SGB Liaison of the ACM History Committee. He received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2009. He received a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborators Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, a Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Award, a Facebook Testing and Verification Research Award, three-time IBM Faculty Awards, and an IBM Jazz Innovation Award. He received 2010 North Carolina State University Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award (the only faculty member in the university receiving this award in 2010). He was among ten faculty members in the College of Engineering at Illinois selected as Donald Biggar Willett Scholars for 2015. He received the IEEE Software Best Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) Paper Award at ICSE 2013, the ASE 2009 Best Paper Award, and an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award. His research has been supported by NSF, NIST, ARO, Google, IBM, Microsoft Research, Fujitsu Lab, and ABB Research. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR), an Advisory Board Member of the IEEE Software Magazine, an Editorial Board Member of Communications of ACM (CACM), and a Leading Editor of the Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST). He was a Program Co-Chair of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM) and a Program Co-Chair of 2011/2012 International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR). He was the Program Chair of 2015 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA). He was the Program/Genernal Chair of 2017/2018 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (Tapia). He will be a Program Co-Chair of 2021 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). He has served on program committees of various major conferences, such as ICSE, FSE, ISSTA, OOPSLA, ASE, WWW, S&P (Oakland), and CCS.