W. Eric Wong

Professor &
Director of International Outreach &
Director of Advanced Research Center on Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ECSS 3.224
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75083
Voice: (972) 883-6619
Fax: (972) 883-2399
Email: ewong@utdallas.edu

W. Eric Wong received his B.S. in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. He also received a certificate from the Georgia Tech Mid-Management Certified Program in 2001. In addition, he was a member of the Telcordia PDP Class of 2000, a two-year leadership development program offered to a limited number of selected employees of Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore or Bell Communications Research).

Currently, Dr. Wong is a Professor, Director of International Outreach, and Director of Advanced Research Center on Software Testing and Quality Assurance in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also has an appointment as a Guest Researcher from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Before joining UTD in 2002, he was with Telcordia Technologies as a Senior Research Scientist in Applied Research and a project manager under the Horizon Research Program.

Professor Wong's research focus is on helping practitioners improve the quality of software while reducing the cost of development at the same time. In particular, he is working on software testing, debugging, risk analysis/metrics, safety, and reliability. He has very strong experience developing real-life industry applications of his research results. Professor Wong has received research funding from such organizations as NSF, NASA, NIST, Avaya, IBM, Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, HP, NEC (Japan), and Hyundai Motor Company among others. He has published more than 170 papers and co-edited two books.

Professor Wong is the IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year for 2014, one of the most prestigious awards by the society. He is also a recipient of the Quality Assurance Special Achievement Award from Johnson Space Center, NASA (1997) and two Best Paper Awards from COMPSAC (2007) and ACM SAC (2011). He is currently serving as the Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Reliability Society, and is the Founding Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Reliability (SERE) which has been extended to QRS since 2015. He was the Secretary (2014) and Vice President for Technical Activities (2012-2013) of the IEEE Reliability Society, and the Secretary of ACM SIGAPP (Special Internet Group on Applied Computing) for two consecutive terms (2009-2013). Professor Wong has served as special issue guest editor for IEEE T-Rel, JSS, SPE, IST, SQJ, IJSEKE, etc. He is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Reliability and the Journal of Systems and Software. He has been the General and Program Chair for many international conferences such as ISSRE, COMPSAC, QSIC and SEKE.

Engineer of the Year Award
IEEE Reliability Society
December 2014

Outstanding Service Award
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas
(December 2009 & December 2014)

A Family of Code Coverage-based Heuristics for Effective Fault Localization
Top Cited Article from 2010
Journal of Systems and software

1997 Quality Assurance Special Achievement Award
Johnson Space Center

Best Paper Award
The 26th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing
(ACM SAC 2011)

Best Paper Award
The 31st IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference
(COMPSAC 2007)
Certificate of Appreciation for Industry-Academia Education
Tektronix Communications
May 2009

A story of Professor Wong's REU Program on Software Safety made the Headline News on January 22, 2015 at the UTD website. The NSF has also selected this article and posted it at their website for a wider dissemination. A similar version with more details can be found at the website of the Computer Science Department at UTD.

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Special Links

  • 2007 IEEE Reliability Society Annual Technology Report
  • 2008 IEEE Reliability Society Annual Technology Report
  • 2009IEEE Reliability Society Annual Technology Report
  • W. Eric Wong and Vidroha Debroy,
         A Survey of Software Fault Localization
        Technical Report UTDCS-45-09, Department of Computer Science,
        The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA November 2009