Title:When Software Reliability Engineering Meets Artificial Intelligence …
Date: January 25, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Prof. Michael R. Lyu
Professor and Chairman
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


“Software is eating the world, but A.I. is going to eat software.” We have already witnessed software engineering shaping every last facet of our 21st century existence.  We currently see the coming of A.I. storms from the horizon.  In this talk I will try to connect A.I. with Software Reliability Engineering (SRE).  On one hand, A.I. techniques, empowered by data-driven machine learning algorithms, can enhance SRE tasks with new paradigms.  On the other hand, SRE techniques are essential to modern A.I. applications.  Regarding the first aspect, we have investigated on the application of A.I. approaches and machine learning techniques to SRE tasks based on three major data sources: code, user review, and log. I will explain the machine learning procedure for these data sources and describe our recently achieved methodologies in performing the relevant tasks.  Regarding the second aspect, I will examine how the conventional SRE techniques, fault avoidance, fault removal, fault tolerance, and fault prediction, can be applied to A.I. software, and present some of our current findings.



Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu is a Professor and Chairman of Computer Science and Engineering Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Iowa, Bellcore, and Bell Laboratories. His research interests include software reliability engineering, distributed systems, fault-tolerant computing, service computing, multimedia information retrieval, and machine learning. He has published 500 refereed journal and conference papers in these areas, which recorded 32000 Google Scholar citations and h-index of 85. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Journal of Information Science and Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He is currently on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), IEEE Access, and Software Testing, Verification and Reliability Journal (STVR). He was elected to IEEE Fellow (2004), AAAS Fellow (2007), Croucher Senior Research Fellow (2008), IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year (2010), ACM Fellow (2015), and received the Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award from China Computer Federation in 2018.  Prof. Lyu received his B.Sc. from National Taiwan University, his M.Sc. from University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles.


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