Wasif Afzal, Professor

Wasif Afzal completed his M.Sc., Licentiate and Ph.D. in Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden in 2007, 2009 and 2011 respectively. He was a post doctoral researcher at BTH between September 2011 and March 2012. From September 2011 to August 2013 he was also an assistant professor in software engineering at Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 

Wasif Afzal likes to do empirical research within software engineering in general and within software verification and validation in particular. Some keywords that describe his interests are (not exhaustive): software testing and quality assurance, prediction and estimation in software engineering, application of artificial intelligence techniques in software engineering (including search-based software engineering), decision-making based on software analytics, software metrics and evidential assessment of software engineering literature. Here is his Google Scholar profile.

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Latest publications:

Optimizing Model-based Generated Tests: Leveraging Machine Learning for Test Reduction (Jul 2024)
Muhammad Nouman Zafar, Wasif Afzal, Eduard Paul Enoiu, Zulqarnain Haider, Inderjeet Singh
The 20th Workshop on Advances in Model Based Testing (A-MOST 2024)

Can serious gaming tactics bolster spear-phishing and phishing resilience? : Securing the human hacking in Information Security (Jun 2024)
Affan Yasin , Rubia Fatima , Zheng JiangBin , Wasif Afzal, Shahid Raza
Information and Software Technology Volume 170 (IST-2024-1)

Automating Test Generation of Industrial Control Software through a PLC-to-Python Translation Framework and Pynguin (Feb 2024)
Mikael Ebrahimi Salari, Eduard Paul Enoiu, Cristina Seceleanu, Wasif Afzal
30th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC2023)

Behind the Bait: Delving into PhishTank's hidden data (Feb 2024)
Affan Yasin , Rubia Fatima , Javed Ali Khan , Wasif Afzal
Data in Brief Volume 52, February 2024 (DiB-2024-1)

Resource Constrained Test Case Prioritization with Simulated Annealing in an Industrial Context (Jan 2024)
Eric Felding, Per Erik Strandberg, Nils-Hassan Quttineh , Wasif Afzal
The 39th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC'24)

SmartDelta project: Automated quality assurance and optimization across product versions and variants (Nov 2023)
Mehrdad Saadatmand , Muhammad Abbas, Eduard Paul Enoiu, Bernd-Holger Schlingloff , Wasif Afzal, Benedikt Dornauer , Michael Felderer
Microprocessors and Microsystems (MICPRO)

PhD students supervised as main supervisor:

Daniel Brahneborg (former)
Daniel Flemström (former)
Muhammad Nouman Zafar

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Aleksandar Bajceta
Damir Bilic
Kivanc Doganay
Mikael Ebrahimi Salari
Per Erik Strandberg