Dr. Marouane Kessentini
Associate Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dr. Marouane Kessentini is a recipient of the prestigious 2018 President of Tunisia distinguished research award, the University distinguished teaching award, the University distinguished digital education award, the Collge of Engineering and Computer Science distinguished research award, 4 best paper awards, and his AI-based software refactoring invention, licensed and deployed by industrial partners, is selected as one of the Top 8 inventions at the University of Michigan for 2018, among over 500 inventions, by the UM Technology Transfer Office. Prior to joining UM in 2013, He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal in Canada in 2012. He received several grants from both industry and federal agencies and published over 110 papers in top journals and conferences. Dr. Kessentini has several collaborations with industry on the use of computational search, machine learning and evolutionary algorithms to address software engineering and services computing problems. He is the co-founder of IWoR and NasBASE, General Chair of SSBSE16 and ASE21, and PC chair of MODELS19, GECCO14-15. He served as invited speaker at SSBSE and WCCI, graduated 13 Ph.D. student as a chair and serving as associate editor in 7 journals and PC member of over 100 conferences.