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National recognition for computer science researcher

A Queen’s University researcher has received a top national award in the field of computer science.

Ahmed Hassan (Computing) recently received the Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize for 2014 from the Canadian Association of Computer Science. (University Communications)

Ahmed Hassan (Computing) is one of three recipients of the Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize for 2014 from the Canadian Association of Computer Science.

Dr. Hassan, the Canada Research Chair in Software Analytics and the NSERC/BlackBerry Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering for Ultra Large Scale systems, leads the Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at Queen’s.

The award recognizes that Dr. Hassan is a world leader in the area of Mining Software Repositories (MSR), an area of research that he helped found more than 10 years ago, as well as a leader in the area of Ultra Large Scale Software (ULSS) systems which refer to systems that are utilized by the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and wire­less networks.

“It’s nice to be recognized and it gives us confidence in what we’re doing, “he says. “That we’re on the right track and it gives us a push on what to follow up next.”

One of the highest cited software engineering researchers in Canada, Dr. Hassan has claimed a number of best paper awards and has secured a significant amount of funding at SAIL. However, he says, this is the first award recognizing the body of work at the lab.

Read full story in the Queen’s Gazette.