René Just

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Assistant Professor
358 CS Building
(413) 545-0379


Software engineering and software security, in particular software
testing, static and dynamic program analysis, mobile security, and mining
software repositories.


Professor Just's research focuses on advancing software development and
software quality (especially correctness, robustness, and security). His
research spans program analysis, software testing, mobile security, and
mining software repositories. His research is centered around solid
theoretical foundations, concrete implementations, and empirical
evaluationsall scaling to real-world software systems. Furthermore,
Professor Just's research is concerned with fostering reproducibility and
comparability of empirical studies in software engineering research.


Rene Just is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information and
Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He
graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ulm,
Germany, in January 2013. Prior to joining UMass, he spent 3 years as a
postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington.

Activities & Awards

Professor Just's research was awarded two ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper
Awards at the International Symposium on the Foundations of Software
Engineering (FSE'14) and the International Symposium of Software Testing
and Analysis (ISSTA'14). He serves on the program committees of premier
software engineering conferences and was the co-organizer of the
international workshop on mutation analysis (Mutation'15).