Matt Staats

Research Associate @
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)
University of Luxembourg

Professional Biography

I am currently a research associate at the SnT Center as part of the University of Luxembourg. My current work involves working alongside industry partners to develop and apply state of the art software engineering research (in particular testing work) to solve real world problems.

Prior to joining the Snt Center, I was a postdoctoral researcher at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) as part of the Department of Web Science and Technology (June 2011 - May 2013) working with Gregg Rothermel and Moonzoo Kim (and several talented students). This followed my PhD work, done at the University of Minnesota and advised by Mats Heimdahl and Micheal Whalen (June 2006 - May 2011). During my PhD, I was fortunate enough to spend several summers visiting the NASA Ames Research Facility as part of the Robust Software Engineering group, working mostly with Corina Pasareanu.

My research is motivated by the desire to impact the state of software engineering practice, and accordingly my primary goal is to conduct practically relevant research. I prefer to work on problems drawn from industry whenever possible, resulting in collaborations with NASA, Rockwell Collins, and hopefully other organizations located in and around the world's last remaining grand duchy.