Julia Rubin is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada and a Canada Research Chair (CRC, Tier II) in Trustworthy Software. Julia received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, Canada and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT, USA. She also spent almost 10 years in industry, working for IBM Research, where she was a research staff member and a research group manager.
Julia's research interests are in software engineering, program analysis, software security, and reliability of software and AI systems. Her work in these areas won five Distinguished/Best Paper Awards at major conferences, such as ICST'21, ISSTA'18 and ASE'15, and was a runner-up for Facebook's Internet Defense Prize at the USENIX Security Symposium'14.
Julia serves on program committees of several flagship conferences in software engineering, such as ICSE, FSE, and ASE. She co-chaired the program committees of SPLC'14, ECMFA'14, FASE'17, CASCON'20, and will co-chair the program committee of ASE in 2022. She also served as an Associate Editor for the Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software in 2018-2019, was part of the IEEE TCSE Executive Committee, and chaired several award selection committees, such as IEEE TCSE New Directions Award in 2020.