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Bestoun S. Ahmed, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Docent)
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
Karlstad University, Sweden
Room: 21D 413
email: bestoun (” At “) kau (” Dot “) se
email: bestoon82  (“At “)  gmail (“Dot”) com
Phone: +46-54 700 1861
Skype: “bestoun82”
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  • Our paper “Using Deep Reinforcement Learning for Zero Defect Smart Forging” is accepted in the 10th Swedish Production Symposium 2022 (SPS2022).
  • Special Issue on “Soft Computing for Engineering of Data-driven and AI-enabled Software Systems”, in Applied Soft Computing Journal, Submit your paper here
  • New PhD Position in “Computer Science, Quality Assurance for Data Science and Machine Learning” application now is open here . Last application date 30.Oct.2021 11:59 PM CEST.
  • February 4, 2021, our paper “PatrIoT: IoT Automated Interoperability and Integration Testing Framework” has been accepted for publication in the International Conference of Software Testing (ICST2021).
  • December 1, 2020, our paper “Software Module Clustering: An In-Depth Literature Analysis” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Impact Factor = 6.1

Research Interests

My research activities span the following directions:

  • Quality Assurance: Quality assurance of machine learning and data-driven systems.
  • Software Testing: Mutation testing, Regression testing, Interaction testing, GUI interaction testing, Automated testing, Smart TV app testing.
  • Engineering AI systems: Software Engineering for AI.
  • Test Generation algorithms: Combinatorial interaction tools, statistical test generation.
  • Quality Assurance of IoT Systems: Quality aspects of IoT systems.
  • Applied Soft Computing: Optimizations in software engineering, control parameter optimization, Combinatorial Optimization and its applications