Tao Xie is a Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He worked as a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests are in software engineering, with focus on software testing, software analytics, software security, intelligent software engineering, and educational software engineering. He received an NSF CAREER Award, a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award, a Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, a Facebook Testing and Verification Research Award, an IBM Jazz Innovation Award, and three-time IBM Faculty Awards. He served as the ISSTA 2015 Conference Program Chair and the Tapia 2017/2018 Conference Program/General Chair, and will serve as an ICSE 2021 Program Co-Chair. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR) journal. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) and the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), along with an Editorial Board Member of Communications of ACM (CACM). He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2015 and an IEEE Fellow in 2018. His homepage is at http://taoxie.cs.illinois.edu.  

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