Florida Tech Student Wins International Award for Paper on Software Testing

– Recent Florida Tech graduate Giri Vijayaraghavan won the Best Paper award at the International Conference on Software Testing Analysis and Review
(STAREAST 2003), held in May in Orlando, Fla. The paper was co-written by his faculty advisor Dr. Cem Kaner, professor of computer science and author of
three best-selling books on software testing. The paper is titled, “Bug Taxonomies: Use Them to Generate Better Tests.”

Vijayaraghavan just earned a Florida Tech master’s degree in computer science in May 2003.

“‘STAR’ is a professional conference, not a student oriented conference,” said Kaner. “I think the only graduate student presentations came from Florida
Tech. As usual, Florida Tech was often referred to during the meetings (by others) as the academic hub of the software testing community.”

Last fall, Vijayaraghavan also won the Best Paper award at the 15th International Software Quality Conference in San Francisco, Calif. His paper, “Bugs in
Your Shopping Cart,” was among 185 entries receiving peer review prior to the conference.

He is included in “Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities & Colleges” (2002-2003) and now works as a software test engineer for Texas
Instruments in Dallas, Texas.

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