Asif Iqbal


In my master's thesis, I was involved in a research project that focuses on designing snd developing an automated toolset for program dependency graph generation and impact analysis of Oracle patches on a large enterprise level legacy system base on Java and Oracle. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide the customer with a reduced test suite and if possible, suggest new test cases as well. My research was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Alan Wassyng and Dr. Mark Lawford in the Centre for Software Certification, Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University. You can access my complete thesis here. The core work of my thesis, along with the work some of my fellow students, was published as atechnical report from McMaster's Software Certification Centre. The technical report is available here.

Back in my undergraduate, I did research on rotation, translation and scaling invariant character recognition, along with two of my friends A.B.M. Musa and Anindya Tahsin Prodhan under the supervision of Dr. Md. Monirul Islam. Its outcome was a paper called "A Novel Algorithm for Translation, Rotation and Scale Invariant Character Recognition". It was accepted in thef Joint 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 9th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, (SCIS & ISIS 2008) at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, Sept 17-21, 2008. You can view the pdf of the paper here.

Current Research Interests

  • Software Engineering
  • Database Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Developing efficient and automated software tools
  • Software Evolution and Maintenance
  • Program Analysis (Static and Dynamic)
  • Empirical Software Engineering