Rothermel Named IEEE Fellow

Dec 19, 2016      By Victoria Grdina

Gregg Rothermel
Gregg Rothermel

Professor and Jensen Chair of Software Engineering Gregg Rothermel has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 

Rothermel has received this distinction for his contributions to software testing and end-user software engineering. His research interests include software engineering and program analysis, with emphases on the application of program analysis techniques to problems in software maintenance and testing, end-user software engineering, and empirical studies.

“Since it comes from the peers and people who are leaders in the area, it’s affirmation,” Rothermel said. “There are so many people who have helped me get to this point, so in some sense it’s broader than just me, and it’s about all the people who have worked with me.” 

Rothermel also said his advisor, Mary Jean Harrold, nominated him for an ACM Distinguished Scientist shortly before she passed away a few years ago. He decided to pursue the IEEE Fellow title to honor her and her work.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Rothermel is currently a Jensen Professor and Chair of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as the co-founder of the EUSES Consortium. Rothermel is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and was previously the Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He has served on the program committees for numerous software engineering conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, the ACM International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, the ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, and the IEEE International Conference on Software Testing. Rothermel is also an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and a member of ACM and IEEE.

The IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards.