Bug-finding MaJiCKe finds a home at Facebook

19 January, 2017

The CREST team behind spinout software testing technology MaJiCKe are moving on to work with Facebook in London. The technology uses the academic field of Search Based Software Engineering to remove ‘much of the drudgery’ of testing software, while still finding bugs.

The company’s three co-founders are Prof Mark Harman (Scientific Advisor), Dr Yue Jia (CEO), and Ke Mao (CTO).

You can read more about the project here.


Most updates to mobile apps don’t make a noticeable difference

17 November, 2016

Research by William Martin, Dr Federica Sarro and Prof Mark Harman finds that most updates to mobile apps don’t make a noticeable difference. To read more please click here.

The research paper is available here.


Best paper award at SSBSE 2016

17 October, 2016

Congratulations to Fan Wu for winning best research paper award at SSBSE 2016 which was held in Raleigh North Carolina, USA. His paper HOMI: Searching Higher Order Mutants For Software Improvement was written with Mark Harman, Yue Jia and Jens Krinke.


CREST success at GECCO Human Competitive Awards (HUMIES)

26 July, 2016

Many congratulations to Alex Marginean who received gold for his work on Automated Transplantation, with Earl Barr, Justyna Petke, Yue Jia and Mark Harman. And Federica Sarro picked up the Bronze for her work on Multi Objective Effort Estimation with Alessio Petrezziello and Mark Harman.


This work is funded by the EPSRC DAASE Programme Grant on Dynamic Adaptive Automated Software Engineering and UCL Department of Computer Science.


CREST End of Year Review - 2nd December 2015

10 December, 2015

On the 2nd of December past and present members of CREST came together at UCL to enjoy an afternoon of talks followed by a festive dinner to celebrate a successful year at the centre.

The talks were given by:

Federica Sarro - How to Make Best Use of Cross-Company Data for Web Effort Estimation?

Alex Marginean - Automated Software Transplantation

Yuanyuan Zhang - Inferring Test Models from Kate's Bug Reports using Multi-objective Search 

Justyna Petke – Constraints: the Future of Combinatorial Interaction Testing & Genetic Improvement of Software




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