Brunel Members


steve-counsellDR STEVE COUNSELL (PI): is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel. He was a Co-Investigator on an EPSRC grant investigating the link between program slicing and defects; a Co-Investigator on a three year grant with Moorfields Eye Hospital on glaucoma data analysis; PI on a EPSRC funded REFactoring and TESTing (REFTEST) Network (2009-2012). He is currently CI on a three year EPSRC grant exploring defect prediction models with Hall and PI on a three-year grant exploring test code artefacts. He has published over 150 research papers many with co-investigators on the proposed project. He is a BCS Fellow and was a developer in industry prior to academia. Steve brings expertise in defect analysis, refactoring and empirical studies to FIAR-NET.

tracy-hallPROFESSOR TRACY HALL (CI): is a Professor in Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel. She has been PI on two EPSRC projects investigating the use of program slicing metrics in relation to maintainability. Tracy has successfully led previous EPSRC projects in the area and is currently PI on a three year EPSRC grant exploring defect prediction models with Steve Counsell. Tracy is a member of the Editorial Board for the Information Software Technology Journal and a member of the EPSRC Peer College. Tracy brings expertise in fault prediction and empirical research to FIAR-NET.


PROFESSOR ROB HIERONS: is Professor of Computing in the Department at Brunel. Rob was PI for the EPSRC funded grants on Semantic Mutation Testing and Testing Probabilistic and Stochastic Systems. He was a CI on the EPSRC funded network REFTEST, for which Steve Counsell was PI (2009-12). He co-ordinated the FORTEST network (Formal Methods and Testing). He is a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Rob is joint Editor of the Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability and is on the Editorial Board of the Computer Journal. Rob brings expertise in software testing to FIAR-NET.

 S Swift newDR STEPHEN SWIFT: is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel. He has post-doctoral research experience from an EPSRC funded project entitled “Modelling Short Multivariate Time Series” (with Moorfields Eye Hospital) and on a previous BBSRC funded project with UCL. Steve has published over 50 research papers on time-series modelling in applications to biology, medicine and software modularisation. He was PI on a three-year EPSRC grant with Moorfields Eye Hospital. Steve was a software developer in industry prior to academia and brings expertise in ‘big data’ analysis and software modularisation to FIAR-NET.