Safdar Aqeel Safdar

PhD Candidate

Email:            safdar@simula.no
Phone:           +47 902 15 339
Website:         www.simula.no/people/safdar
Affiliations:   Simula Research Laboratory

Short Bio

Safdar Aqueel acquired his master degree (2013 - 2015) and bachelor degree (2009 - 2013) in Computer Science from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. He worked as a research assistant at Software Quality Engineering and Testing (Quest Lab), Islamabad, Pakistan from June 2013 to June 2015. Currently he is working as PhD student at Simula Research Laboratory. His research interests include: Empirical Software Engineering, Model-driven Software Engineering, Model-based Software Testing, and Systematic Literature Reviews.

Education

  • Master in Computer Science, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, FAST-NU, Islamabad, Pakistan: 2013 - 2015
  • Bachelor in Computer Science, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, FAST-NU, Islamabad, Pakistan: 2009 - 2013

Work Experiences

  • PhD Student, Software Engineering Department, Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway: 2015.07 - Present
  • Research Assistant, Software Quality Engineering and Testing (Quest Lab), Islamabad, Pakistan: 2013.06 - 2015.06

Research Interests

  • Software Product Line Engineering
  • Model-driven Software Engineering
  • Search Based Software Engineering
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies

Publications

Conference Papers
  • Mining Cross Product Line Rules with Multi-Objective Search and Machine Learning. Safdar Aqeel Safdar, Hong Lu, Tao Yue, Shaukat Ali published in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 2017.
  • Evaluating Variability Modeling Techniques for Supporting Cyber-Physical System Product Line Engineering.Safdar, Safdar Aqeel, Tao Yue, Shaukat Ali, Hong Lu published in International Conference on System Analysis and Modeling (SAM), 2016.
  • Empirical Evaluation of UML Modeling Tools - A Controlled Experiment, Safdar Aqeel Safdar, Muhammad Zohaib Iqbal, Muhammad Uzair Khan published in European Conference on Modeling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA), 2015.
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