Transactions on Software Engineering board member, has been named the winner of the 2012 Harlan D. Mills Award.
The Mills Award recognizes researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated longstanding contributions to information science theory and practice, focusing on applying sound theory to software engineering practice. Briand was recognized "for practical and fundamental contributions to model-based software testing and verification.”
Former head of the Certus software verification and validation center at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway, Briand recently became scientific director of the new software verification and validation laboratory at University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). Luxembourg research fund (FNR).
At Simula’s Certus software verification and validation center, Briand led and conducted research in close collaboration with industrial partners. Briand is coeditor-in-chief of Empirical Software Engineering (Springer) and is a member of the editorial boards of Systems and Software Modeling (Springer) and Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability (Wiley). Fellow for his work on the testing of object-oriented systems...Computer Society awards program honors outstanding technical achievements, innovation, and service to the computer profession and to the society. Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.