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Leveraging Cloud for Software Assurance

Thenelapadi Mohan
INFOSYS Technologies Ltd., Bangalore, India

Friday, March 18, 2011 13:00-14:00,
Building 225, Room B111
Friday, March 18, 2011 11:00-12:00,
Room 4550


Software Testing hogs a significant part of software development lifecycle resources -- humans, systems and otherwise. Apart from formal verification of the algorithms used which is rare and has been successfully attempted in certain embedded systems, software testing of enterprise software brings with it all the challenges of seasonal scale including usage of computing resources. In this talk, we examine the key features of infrastructure as a cloud service in enabling software testing with promise of elastic scaling, efficiency and costs. We examine the kinds of software testing in general and its realization in the cloud, the testing of software applications executing on the cloud as well as migrating the software testing environment into the cloud. We conclude with some insights of how possibly combinatorial testing of software is more suited for the cloud.

Speaker Bio: T.S. Mohan works at Infosys Technologies E-R's ECom Research Lab as a Principal Researcher. His research interests include distributed systems, high performance computing, cloud and grid as well as software architecture and Software engineering. He has over 22 years experience in the academia and industry. T.S. Mohan holds a Master and PhD in computer science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he worked for about a decade before moving into the industry. He was a young visiting scientist in the Lab for Computer Science, MIT in 1988 and a visiting scientist in NEC Research Institute, Princeton in the summer of 1994. He pursued his entrepreneurial interests in Bangalore in advanced computing technologies for about 6 years before joining Infosys. He is the Co-Chair of the Software Engineering in Practice Track of International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2011 Conference as well as Co-Chair of the International Workshop on Software Engineering for Cloud Computing, 2011 and International Workshop on Future of Software Engineering in/for Cloud Computing 2011.

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