Julia Rubin

mjulia(-AT-)ece.ubc.ca

KAIS 4053

2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4, Canada

Phone: 604-827-3963

I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Associate Faculty Member in the department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Before joining UBC, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. I received my PhD from the University of Toronto and both M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from the Technion, all in Computer Science. I also spent more than 10 years in industry, working for a startup company and then for the IBM Research Lab in Israel, where I was a research staff member and, part of the time, a research group manager.

I am looking for new exceptional graduate students and postdocs. For info on working with me, send me an email with your CV and a brief statement of interests.

Research Interests and Philosophy

My work is at the intersection of software engineering and program analysis. Specifically, I am interested in developing automated approaches for improving software integrity, security, and sustainability. I am also interested in techniques for improving development efficiency and productivity.

I aim at identifying and solving problems of high practical importance. I thus rely on empirical research for studying problems in the wild and then use the gathered information for developing automated solutions that facilitate efficient construction of reliable software.

My current work evolves around the following main areas:

To learn more about my research check my publications list.

Major Awards

2016EASST Award Nominee, International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE)
2015ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)
2014Facebook's Internet Defense Prize Nominee, USENIX Security Conference
2014Keynote speaker at the SPLC Workshop on Reverse Variability Engineering (REVE)
2013Best Paper Award, Software Product Line Conference (SPLC)
2013Best Paper Award, Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR)
2013Elected member-at-large of the IEEE CS Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE)
2012IBM Research Scientific Achievement Award on Model Driven Development
2012IBM Research Accomplishment on Contributions to Rational Systems Engineering
2011IBM Invention Achievement Award for Creative Contributions to IBM Process
2008IBM Invention Achievement Award for Creative Contributions to IBM Process
2003IBM Research Division Award for Contribution to Rational Products

Bio Blob

Julia Rubin is an Assistant Professor at department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and both M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Technion. During the 2014-2016 academic years, Julia was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Earlier, she spent more than 10 years in industry, working for a startup company and then for the IBM Research Lab in Israel, where she was a research staff member and, part of the time, a research group manager.

Julia's research interests are in software engineering, program analysis, software security, and software sustainability, focusing on topics related to the construction of reliable software in an efficient manner. Her recent work in this area won an ACM Distinguished Paper Award at ASE, two Best Paper Awards, at SPLC and CSMR, was nominated for Facebook's Internet Defense Prize at the USENIX Security Symposium and for the EASST Award at ETAPS.

Julia serves as a member of the program committee for several major conferences in Software Engineering, such as ICSE, ASE, MODELS, FASE, and SPLC. She was co-chair of the program committees of SPLC 2014, ECMFA in 2014, will serve as a co-chair of FASE 2017, MODELS Doctoral Symposium in 2017, and ICSE Doctoral Symposium in 2018. Julia also served as a member-at-large of the TCSE Executive Committee from 2013 to 2016, and chaired the TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Award Committee.