Sebastian Elbaum’s research aims to improve software dependability through testing, monitoring, and analysis. His teaching focuses on instilling cost-effective software development principles. He is the recipient of an NSF Career Award, an IBM Innovation Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, 4 ACM SigSoft Distinguished Paper Awards (FSE2006, ICSE2008, ICSE2012, ISSTA2013) mostly for empirically studying program analysis and software testing challenges, and developing automated techniques for addressing them. He is also the recipient of an UNL Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, and more recently of a Bessey Professorship .

He served as Program Co-Chair of the 2015 International Conference on Software Engineering , Program Chair for the 2007 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, Program Co-Chair for the 2008 Empirical Software Engineering Symposium, and as Co-Editor for the Information and Software Technology Journal. He is currently in the Editorial Board of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodologies Journal.

He is a co-founder of the EUSES Consortium to support end user programmers, the E2 Software Engineering Group at UNL, and the Nimbus UAV Lab (also known as the UAV Lab) at UNL. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho, and a Systems Engineering degree from Universidad Catolica de Cordoba, Argentina.

dated CV (as of January 2014)