NTT Visitors Talk Testing with Dr. Joshua Garcia

Dr. Saito, Mr. Adachi, Mr. Tanno, and Dr. Garcia.ISR is pleased to host visiting researcher Dr. Shinobu Saito, a Senior Research Engineer at the NTT Software Innovation Center (NTT SIC), Software Engineering Project, in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Saito’s research interests are in software requirements engineering, design recovery, business modeling, and business process management. Since his arrival at UCI in July 2016, Saito’s managers and NTT colleagues have also made shorter visits to ISR, contributing to a fruitful relationship between ISR and NTT SIC.

In October, NTT researchers Mr. Haruto Tanno and Mr. Yu Adachi, visited ISR and met with ISR Associate Project Scientist Dr. Joshua Garcia to discuss mobile software testing issues. Mr. Haruto, Mr. Adachi, and Dr. Saito discussed work they have conducted in UI/screen layout testing and system regression testing, and gave a demonstration of their system. Garcia provided input and advice, and recommended they submit their work to the demonstration track of ICSE. Garcia further discussed solutions for handling challenges involving test input generation and regression testing in the domains of enterprise web applications and mobile applications. Additionally, he pointed them to relevant related work in relation to their UI testing project.

“It is an honor meeting with industrial researchers like Haruto, Yu, and Shinobu,” said Garcia. “It is always a pleasure learning about problems that companies, especially large ones, face in an industrial setting. Sharing ideas among academic and industrial researchers, like those at NTT, is critical for finding the best solutions to those kinds of problems. Luckily, ISR seriously promotes and supports those kinds of academicindustrial interactions.”