Dr. Marouane Kessentini
Dr. Marouane KessentiniAssociate Professor
Dr. Marouane Kessentini
Dr. Marouane KessentiniAssociate Professor
Computer and Information Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dr. Marouane Kessentini is a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Distinguished Research Award from the President of Tunisia. He is currently a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He received his PhD from University of Montreal in Canada in 2012. He is a recent recipient of the university distinguished teaching (2017), the university distinguished digital education (2018), and the College of Engineering distinguished research (2018) awards. He is the founder of the Intelligent Software Engineering Research Lab (ISE Lab). He received multi-million grants from both industry and federal agencies and published over 120 papers in top software engineering journals and conferences. Dr. Kessentini has several collaborations with various industrial companies on the use computational search, data analytics machine learning and evolutionary algorithms to address several software engineering and services computing problems such as software quality, software migration, software evolution, services quality, services composition, services refactoring, etc.

Several companies licensed his research prototypes, via the University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office, on software refactoring and software testing. He is the co-founder of the International Workshop on Refactoring (IWoR) and recognized by many research surveys as a leading researcher in the areas of search-based software engineering and software refactoring. He was also the co-chair of the SBSE track at the GECCO2014 and GECCO2015 conferences and he was the general chair of the 8th Search Based Software Engineering Symposium (SSBSE2016). He is the founder of the North American Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering and an invited speaker at the 2016 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (Vancouver, Canada) and SSBSE2018. He is associate editor in 7 journals and served as PC member of over 100 international conferences in software engineering and computational intelligence. He will be the PC chair of MODELS2019 and General chair of ASE2021.

My main research interests are Search-based Software Engineering (SBSE), Software refactoring, Model-Driven Engineering, Software maintenance and evolution, Software migration and Software testing. My research page has more information about my ongoing research projects. I am always looking for great students, if you are interested feel free to contact me at marouane@umich.edu.

Join our ISE Research Lab !

Prospective Students for Winter/Fall 2019

I am looking for motivated post-docs and graduate students interested in Software Engineering and Computational Intelligence research. Please send me an email with your resume, transcripts and published research materials if you are interested to join us!

Tel: +1 (313) 583-6366
Fax:+1 (313) 593-4256

240 Computer and Information Science (CIS) Building (2nd floor)
University of Michigan - Dearborn 
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128 

Latest News

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

A new full paper accepted in ASE2018: "Reducing interactive refactoring effort via clustering-based multi-objective search.".

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Dr. Kessentini will serve as general chair and organize ASE2021 (The 36th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering) in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Many thanks to the ASE SC and the community for the selection.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

We got the best paper award of the 9th Brazilian Workshop on Search-Based Software Engineering around automated search-based refactoring. Congratulations!

Monday, 03 September 2018

A new NSF grant awarded of 300K USD for our project on Software Health Monitoring and Improvement Framework.

Saturday, 01 September 2018

A new paper accepted in the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering Journal: "An Interactive and Dynamic Search-Based Approach to Software Refactoring Recommendations"!

Saturday, 01 September 2018

A new post-doc, Somayeh, joined our ISE Lab coming from Harvard. Welcome to our team!

Friday, 31 August 2018

Two new PhD students, Chaima and Soumaya, joined our research Lab. Welcome to our team!

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Dr. Kessentini will be the PC chair of MODELS2019, ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

A new grant is awarded from SEMA around automated refactoring of 210K USD.

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