Dr. Andrea Arcuri

Professor and Software Engineer

Contact Information


After 5 years in industry (WesternGeco and Scienta/Telenor), I came back full time to academia, as Professor of Software Engineering at Kristiania University College (formerly Westerdals), Oslo, from 1st October 2016, where I lead the AISE lab. As of 2020, I also hold a part-time position as Adjunct Professor at the Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet).

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Profile on: Github

Research Interests

    • Automated Software Testing

    • Search-based Software Engineering

Current Main Projects

    • EvoMaster: a tool for automatically generating system level test cases. See www.evomaster.org. For PDFs of publications, see here.

    • Testing, Security and Development of Enterprise Systems: a collection of code examples to learn enterprise development. See its Github repository.

Previous Main Projects:

Please, do not contact me for support of old tools/projects. If those are still maintained, you will have a better luck asking their current maintainers.

    • EvoSuite: a tool for generating unit tests for Java software. See www.evosuite.org

Research Activities

    • ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0799-2930

    • PC member and reviewer for journals in software engineering.

    • Post-doc supervision: Asma Belhadi, Man Zhang, Bogdan Marculescu

    • PhD supervision: Amid Golmohammadi, Muhammad Zohaib Z. Iqbal, Hadi Hemmati, Shaukat Ali

    • ICST 2022: Test Tool and Demo Track Chair

    • SSBSE Steering Committee: 2012-2018

    • SBST Steering Committee: 2014-2016

    • ICST 2015: Tool Track Program Chair

    • SBST 2011: Program Chair

    • SSBSE 2010: Submission and Publication Chair


    • ICST 2022 10-Year Most Influential Paper Award for The seed is strong: Seeding strategies in search-based software testing

    • ICSE 2021 10-Year Most Influential Paper Award for A practical guide for using statistical tests to assess randomized algorithms in software engineering

    • Ranked 2nd “Most Active Early Stage SE Researcher in Top Quality Journals” in JSS'18 "A Bibliometric Assessment of Software Engineering Scholars and Institutions (2010-2017)"

    • Best Paper Award at SSBSE'17 for Many Independent Objective (MIO) Algorithm for Test Suite Generation.

    • Distinguished Paper Award at SSBSE'17 for An Empirical Evaluation of Evolutionary Algorithms for Test Suite Generation.

    • IEEE Software Award at ICSE/SEIP'17 for An Industrial Evaluation of Unit Test Generation: Finding Real Faults in a Financial Application.

    • ACM Distinguished Paper Award at ASE'15 for Do Automatically Generated Unit Tests Find Real Faults? An Empirical Study of Effectiveness and Challenges.

    • Best Paper with industry-relevant SBSE results award at SSBSE'15 for Combining Multiple Coverage Criteria in Search-Based Unit Test Generation.

    • ACM Distinguished Paper Award at ASE'14 for Automated Unit Test Generation for Classes with Environment Dependencies.

    • Best testing tool (EvoSuite) at SBST tool competitions.

    • ACM Distinguished Paper Award at ISSTA'10 for Formal Analysis of the Effectiveness and Predictability of Random Testing.

    • Best PhD Paper at SBST'08 for Theoretical runtime analyses of search algorithms on the test data generation for the triangle classification problem.

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Content last updated: April 2022