Hunting for software bugs that might be hidden in millions of lines of code can be a painstaking and expensive task. Even the best automated testing and debugging systems cannot detect and fix all possible mistakes, which can affect everything from phone apps to aircraft safety.Dr. Lingming Zhang
, assistant professor of computer science
in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
at The University of Texas at Dallas, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his work to advance automated debugging technology.
The $520,000, five-year grant supports Zhang’s project, “Maximal and Scalable Unified Debugging for the JVM Ecosystem,”
which involves developing a process for diagnosing and fixing errors in software written in Java, one of the most popular programming languages.