Writing Paper Reviews (That You Would Be Happy to Receive)

Matthew Dwyer

Event Details
Thursday, December 7, 2017
4 p.m., Avery Hall 115


Matthew Dwyer, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Lovell Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Have you ever received a paper review? Were you happy with it? Have you ever written a paper review? Do you think the authors were happy with it? This talk discusses some of the whos, whys, and hows of reviewing for scientific publication. It will be full of opinions drawn from writing ~1200 reviews of other people’s work and receiving ~1100 reviews of our own work.

Speaker Bio

Matthew B. Dwyer is the Lovell Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  From 1985 through 1990, he developed compilers for embedded systems and obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 from UMass-Amherst.  He has published more than 100 refereed papers in the areas of program analysis, software specification, and automated formal methods. He has supervised nine Doctoral students, four of whom hold academic positions. He has chaired the top research conferences (ICSE, FSE, OOPSLA) and serves as editor-in-chief of the top journal (TSE) in the field of software engineering. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2007 and an IEEE Fellow in 2013.