Shmuel Ur

Bristol University

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  • Technical Briefings Presenter


Dr. Shmuel Ur was a research scientist in IBM research lab in Haifa, Israel for 16 years, where he held the title of IBM Master Inventor, before he became an independent inventor (working with Intellectual Ventures and start-ups). He works in the field of software testing and concentrates on coverage and testing of multithreaded programs. Shmuel taught software testing in the Technion and Haifa University.

Shmuel received his PhD. in Algorithms Optimization and Combinatorics in 1994 in Carnegie Mellon University under Michael Trick and Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon. Shmuel received his Bs.C. and Ms.C. from the Technion in Israel. Shmuel has published in the fields of hardware testing, artificial intelligence, algorithms, software testing and testing of multi-threaded programs. Shmuel has started and chaired PADTAD, a workshop on testing multi-threaded applications and the Haifa Verification conference and is on program committee of many conferences. Shmuel has more then 60 publications and more then 25 granted patents.

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