Ali Mesbah is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of British Columbia (UBC). During 2017-2018, he was a Visiting Research Scientist at Google. Dr. Mesbah’s main area of research is software engineering, with emphasis on software analysis and testing, software evolution, program comprehension, fault localization and repair.
He received his BSc/MSc (2003) and PhD (2009) degree cum laude in Computer Science from the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft). After a year of postdoctoral fellowship with the Software Engineering Research Group at TUDelft and a Visiting Researcher position at Fujitsu Laboratories of America, he joined UBC in 2011.
Dr. Mesbah is the recipient of a Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship (KARF) award (2020) and a Killam Faculty Research Prize (2019) at UBC. He was awarded a NSERC Discovery Accelerator (DAS) award (2016). He is also the recipient of two ACM Distinguished Paper Awards at ICSE (ICSE 2009 and ICSE 2014), an IEEE Distinguished Paper Award at ICST 2018, a Best Paper Award at ESEM 2015, and a Best Paper Award at ICWE 2013. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and regularly serves on program committees of software engineering conferences such as ICSE, FSE, and ISSTA.
Dr. Mesbah is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the province of British Columbia (registered with APEGBC).