Elaine Weyuker 

Research for More Reliable and Dependable Software


Elaine Weyuker has recently embarked upon a new adventure, and has become a Half Time Visiting Professor at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden, while living primarily in the US.  At the university, she is mentoring PhD students, collaborating with faculty, and interacting with local Swedish industry. Since this includes her three favorite professional activities, this is a very exciting opportunity.

Prior to this new phase of her career, Elaine was a Fellow and Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, a Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of NYU, a Lecturer at the City University of New York, a Systems Engineer at IBM, and a programmer at Texaco.

Her  research expertise includes techniques and tools to improve the reliability of software systems through systematic validation activities, including the development of testing, assessment and software fault prediction models.  

She received a PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University, an MSEng in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Mathematics from Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton.

Research and Technical Expertise

Software Testing, Software Fault Prediction Models and Tools, Software Metrics and Measurement

Major Honors

Member of the US National Academy of Engineering

Fellow of the ACM

Fellow of the IEEE

Major Awards

ACM President's Award. For tireless efforts in the development and growth of the ACM Women's Council. (2010)

ACM SIGSOFT Retrospective Impact Paper Award. For a highly influential paper that has continued to have impact on the field for more than 25 years. (2009)

Anita Borg Institute. Technical Leadership Award. For outstanding research and technical leadership. (2008)

ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award. For deep and lasting contributions and impact to software engineering as a discipline. (2007)

IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award. For long-standing, sustained, and meaningful contributions to the theory and practice of the information sciences. (2004)

AT&T Chairman's Diversity Award. (2004)

Rutgers University 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Award. For outstanding accomplishments and leadership in mentoring of women and minorities. (2003)

YWCA Woman of Achievement Award. (2001)

AT&T Fellow. (2000)


Tool for Predicting Fault-Prone Software Files. No. 8151123, 3 April 2012, US.

Recent Professional Leadership

Chair ACM Women’s Council (2004-2012)
ACM Council (2008-2012)
Member of the Rutgers University Graduate School Advisory Board. (2004-present)
Member of the Executive Board of the Coalition to Diversify Computing (2003-present)
Member of the Stevens Institute Of Technology President’s Advisory Board on the Status of Women (2012)
Editorial Board, Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (1995-present)
Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of Software and Systems (1997-present)
Member, Women in Academe Committee of the National Academies (2005-2007)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (2000-2005)   


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