Dr Neil Walkinshaw

Department of Computer Science

Senior Lecturer in Testing

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

Member of the Testing research group

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N.Walkinshaw@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 1968

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Dr Neil Walkinshaw
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

Dr Neil Walkinshaw studied his Ph.D. (2002-2005) at the University of Strathclyde on the use of static analysis to support software inspections. He subsequently spent five years (2005-2010) as a postdoc at the University of Sheffield, working on state machine inference and software testing (an area in which he is still active).

This was followed by 8 years as a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Leicester. He took up his current position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 2018.

Research interests

Dr Walkinshaw's research and teaching focus is on software quality assurance. His research has a particular emphasis on “black-box” components - software units that lack documentation and cannot be scrutinised internally.

He specialises in applying Machine Learning and other data analysis algorithms to the specific activities of testing, reverse-engineering, and safety-case assessment.

Publications

Books

  • Walkinshaw N (2017) Software Quality Assurance. Springer International Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walkinshaw N (2017) Software Quality Assurance - Consistency in the Face of Complexity and Change. Springer. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

Professional activities

Member of the Testing research group