Rui Abreu

    University of Porto

    Areas of Interest: Software Engineering, Quantum Computing

    Name Rui Abreu
    Role Full Professor
    Institution University of Porto
    Keywords / Areas of Interest Software Engineering, Quantum Computing
    Expertise Sought As software is eating the world, there is the need to build highly efficient and effective solutions. I have expertise in software engineering and artificial intelligence, which, combined, can be leveraged in several domains to devise highly efficient, effective, and reliable solutions. I am looking forward to contribute the multi-disciplinary projects that are relevant to the UT Austin Portugal program.



    Prof. Rui Maranhão (publishes as Rui Abreu) holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science – Software Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and a M.Sc. in Computer and Systems Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal. His research revolves around software quality, with emphasis in automating the testing and debugging phases of the software development life-cycle as well as self-adaptation. Dr. Abreu has extensive expertise in both static and dynamic analysis algorithms for improving software quality. He is the recipient of 6 Best Paper Awards, including a Distinguished Paper Award at ESEC/FSE 2019, and his work has attracted considerable attention. Before joining FEUP as a Full Professor, he was an Associate Professor at IST, ULisbon and a member of the Model-Based Reasoning group at PARC’s System and Sciences Laboratory and an Assistant Professor at the University of Porto. He has co-founded DashDash in January 2017, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills. The company has secured $9M in Series A funding in May 2018. He was a Visiting Researcher at Google NYC between 2019 and 2020, working on building systems and tools to increase the security of C/C++ codebases.

    Twitter: @rmaranhao