Dr Neil Walkinshaw

Senior Lecturer in Testing
Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1968

Member of the Testing research group
Personal website: neilwalkinshaw.github.io/

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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.



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.


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