V (Vahid) Garousi PhD

V (Vahid) Garousi PhD

Associate Professor

Vahid Garousi is an Associate Professor at Wageningen University, Netherlands.

His research expertise is software engineering, ie, how to design, develop and test software intensive systems in an effective and efficient manner. For this purpose, he collaborates with software companies, scientists and engineers. His research areas include: software testing and quality assurance, model-driven development, empirical methods and software maintenance.

Dr. Garousi was ranked the 8th most active "consolidated" software engineering researcher world-wide, among about 4,000 researchers, who have published in top-quality journals, by a recent bibliometric study in 2018.

Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey (2015-2017) and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada (2006-2014). He received his PhD in Software Engineering at Carleton University, Canada, in 2006. At the University of Calgary, he founded and led the Software Quality Engineering Research Group (SoftQual). He also provides consulting and training for software companies on various topics .

So far in his career, he has the PI (principal investigator) or 12 grants and co-PI or 3 grants, including those from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and from the Scientific and Technological Research Council. of Turkey (TÜBITAK). Dr. Garousi has published more than 125 papers so far in his career.

He has also been involved as a organizing or program committee member in many international conferences. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, and is a licensed professional engineer (PEng) in the Canadian province of Alberta. He was selected a Distinguished Visitor (speaker) for the IEEE Computer Society's Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) for the period 2012-2015. Among his awards is the prestigious Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award in June 2007. 

Dr. Garousi is a Canadian-Iranian. He has lived and worked in four counties: Iran, Canada, Turkey and the Netherlands. This has given him a multi-cultural and international background. He is fluent in four languages: Azerbaijani (mother tongue), English, Turkish, and Farsi. He plans to learn Dutch in near future.