Renee Bryce

Discovery Park F252
  • Education
    • PhD, Arizona State University, 2006.
      Major: Computer Science: Dissertation: Algorithms for Covering Arrays
    • MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000.
      Major: Computer Science
    • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1999.
      Major: Computer Science
  • Research

    Software testing is an expensive, yet imperfect process. Software systems can be large and exhaustive testing is usually not feasible. Products released with inadequate testing can cause bodily harm, result in large economic losses, and affect the quality of day-to-day life. My primary research goal is to develop and examine new software testing techniques that may help testers to more effectively identify software defects. Software testers often intuitively test for defects that they anticipate while less foreseen defects are overlooked. My research applies combinatorial testing strategies that may offset some degree of human bias.

    Renee Bryce earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University in May 2006. She earned her B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2000) degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research areas interests include Software Engineering, with emphasis on software testing and usability testing and Computer Science Education, with emphasis on software testing education.  She has served as Primary Investigator on funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Forest Service, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and more. Over the past decade, her total research funding has been $2.8 million on shared and individual projects with her share of expenditures as $2.2 million. Dr. Bryce is a member of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Automated Combinatorial Testing for Software (ACTS) group.

    Dr. Bryce is the recipient of the 2015 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for the category of Junior Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) at a Research University. She is also a recipient of the 2006 Arizona State Commission on the Status of Women award for her "achievements and contributions towards advancing the status of women". One of her students received the “Best M.S. Thesis” in the Department of Computer Science at Utah State University and one received the “Best Honors Thesis” at Utah State University (one award for the entire university).

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