STEP Research Team

Jasbir Dhaliwal, Ph.D.
Management Information Systems (University of British Columbia, 1993)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Strategic Test-Driven Development
    • Validation Theory & Frameworks for Systems Testing
    • Risk/Return Assessments for Testing

Mark Gillenson, Ph.D.
Computer and Information Science (Ohio State University, 1974)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Integrating Systems Testing Into All SDLC stages
    • Risk-based Systems Testing
    • Systems Testing Skills & Competencies

James H. Hill, Ph.D.
Computer Science (Vanderbilt University, 2009)

  • Research Experience/Interests:
    • Testing Methodologies for Networked/Ultra-large-scale (Software) Systems
    • Performance Testing for Software Systems
    • Early & Continuous System Integration Testing
    • Operations Research Methods
    • Software Performance Patterns & Anti-Patterns

Radhika Jain, Ph.D.
Computer Information Systems (Georgia State University, 2006)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Knowledge Management in Software Testing
    • Software Reviewing
    • Software Quality Management

Jong Seok Lee, Ph.D.
Computer Information Systems (Georgia State University, 2013)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Management of Information Technology projects
    • Design-making and cognitive biases in software development and testing
    • Effective management of software requirements

Ted E. Lee, Ph.D.
Management Information Systems (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1996)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Project Management for Software Testing
    • Integration of Testing and Implementation Into Development
    • Knowledge Engineering and Management for Systems Testing

Thomas O. Meservy, Ph.D.
Management Information Systems (University of Arizona, 2007)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Software Development and Testing Methodologies
      • Agile Software Development and Testing
      • Test Driven Development
    • Automated Testing Tools and Techniques
    • Software Quality & Metrics
    • Interface Testing

Colin Onita, Ph.D.
Management Information Systems (University of Memphis, 2011)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Strategic Test-Driven Development
    • Valuation of Testing Services
        • Frameworks for Systems Testing

Robin Poston, Ph.D.
Management Information Systems (Michigan State University, 2003)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Performance Evaluation Models and Measurement Metrics for Testing Environments
    • Best Practices for Outsourcing Software Testing
    • Inter-Cultural and Communication Differences with Offshore Testing Vendors
Vasile Rus, Ph.D.

Computer Science (Southern Methodist University, 2002)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Quantitative Approaches to Software Testing
    • Process Optimization of Test Planning and Implementation
    • Knowledge Acquisition for Systems Testing
Sajjan Shiva, Ph.D.

Computer Engineering (Auburn University, 1975)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Embedded Development/Test Strategies
    • Test Standards (CMMI) and SDLC Integration
    • Knowledge-based Testing
Thomas Stafford, Ph.D.

Management Information Systems (University of Texas - Arlington, 2001)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Offshore Management of Systems Testing Teams
    • Assessment of Systems Testing Processes and Procedures
    • Assessment of Behaviors and Motivations of Systems Testing Personnel
    • Instrumentation and Validation of Measures for Systems Testing Assessment Processes

Lan Wang, Ph.D.
Computer Science (University of California - Los Angeles, 2004)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Design of Robust and Scalable Networking Protocols
    • Prevention and Mitigation of Internet Denial of Service Attacks and Worm Attacks
    • Software Security Testing/Network Security Testing

Mohammed Yeasin, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, 1998)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Integration and Security Testing
    • Modeling and Testing Intelligent Software
    • Usability Testing
Xihui "Paul" Zhang, Ph.D.

Management Information Systems (University of Memphis, 2009)

  • Research Expertise/Interests:
    • Software Development and Testing Methodologies
    • Behavioral and Managerial Aspects of Software Development and Testing