Vahid Garousi is an Associate Professor in Wageningen University, Netherlands.
His research expertise is software engineering, i.e., 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. He is also passionate about of development of "scientific" and engineering software (e.g., bioinformatics software, software for oil pipelines).
Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Software Engineering in Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey (2015-2017) and an Associate Professor in the University of Calgary, Canada (2006-2014). He received his PhD in Software Engineering in Carleton University, Canada, in 2006. In Hacettepe University, he founded and led the Hacettepe University Software Engineering Research Group (HUSE). In 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 been the PI (principal investigator) of 12 grants and co-PI of 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 115 papers so far in his career.
He has also been involved as an 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 Societys Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) for the period of 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.