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Stuhlsatzenhaus 5
66123 Saarbrücken (Germany)


Selected Awards

2020: ISSTA 2020 Impact Paper Award for "Mutation-driven generation of unit tests and oracles" (with Gordon Fraser)

2017: MSR 10-Year Most Influential Paper Award for "How Long Will It Take to Fix This Bug?" (with Cathrin Weiß, Rahul Premraj, and
Thomas Zimmermann)

2015: MSR 10-Year Most Influential Paper Award for "When do Changes induce Fixes?" (with Jacek Sliwerski and Thomas Zimmermann)

2015: ICSE 10-Year Most Influential Paper Award, Official Runner-Up for "Locating Causes of Program Failures" isolating
cause-effect chains in failing programs (with Holger Cleve)

2014: ICSE 10-Year Most Influential Paper Award for "Mining Software Histories to Guide Software Changes" introducing mining
software repositories (with Thomas Zimmermann, Peter Weißgerber, and Stephan Diehl)

2009: ACM SIGSOFT 10-Year Impact Award for "Yesterday, my program worked. Today, it does not. Why?" introducing
Delta Debugging

Short Bio

Andreas Zeller is faculty at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security and professor for Software Engineering at Saarland University, both in Saarbrücken, Germany. His research on automated debugging, mining software archives, specification mining, and security testing has been highly influential. Zeller is an ACM Fellow and holds an ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award.

CV: Last four stations

Faculty, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany
Full Professor, Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany
Associate Professor (C3), Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany
Post-Doc Researcher (C1), Computer Science, Passau University, Germany

Publications by Andreas Zeller

Year 2020

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1st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automation of Software Test

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ICSE'20: International Conference onSoftware EngineeringICSE 2020: Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering

Year 2019

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Automated Software EngineeringASE 2019

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PETS 2019 - The 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium

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ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis

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40th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2019)

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2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings (ICSE-Companion)


2019 IEEE 12th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST)

Teaching by Andreas Zeller

Summer 2020

Proseminar: Automated Testing and Debugging

In this proseminar, we explore and evaluate automated techniques for testing and debugging software. We look at a number of classic approaches for generating software tests automatically, for finding errors and locating faults, and for having these two interact with each other.

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Summer 2020

Seminar: Advanced Fuzzing Techniques

In this seminar, we explore and evaluate automated test generation techniques (fuzzers) and related techniques for their effectiveness and efficiency. We discuss and design evaluation criteria and apply them on a number of techniques from the "Fuzzing Book" ( Apart from reporting and presenting your results in the seminar, your evaluation results will be included in the book. If the results or techniques are novel (many of them are), we will also strive to publish them as a scientific paper, with you as co-author.

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Winter 2019/20

Advanced Lecture: Generating Software Tests

Software has bugs, and catching bugs can involve lots of effort. This course addresses this problem by automating software testing, specifically by generating tests automatically.