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Yuriy Brun

Yuriy Brun
Professor, Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences

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School or College: 

Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences

Bio: 

Dr. Yuriy Brun is a professor with the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences. His research interests include software fairness, software self-repair, and formal verification. He received his PhD from the University of Southern California in 2008 and was then a Computing Innovation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington.

Research Proposal Title: 

Engineering Family-Aware Software

Research: 

Engineering Family-Aware Software Building software to prevent anti-family-friendly behavior is a complex task, but today, software engineers lack the tools necessary to design, implement, and validate that software is child- and family-friendly. As a result, social media and software systems often fail to act in family-acceptable ways, even when the software makers explicitly wish to be family-friendly. This project will fill this void in software engineering research by creating methodologies and tools for writing family-friendly software, including methodologies for eliciting family-friendly requirements, architectural principles for designing family-friendly social and software systems, and automated and semi-automated tools for testing and verifying family-friendly properties of built software.