A Second year of the Introduction to the Scientific Research course

Initiation to the Scientific Approach course poster session

At the end of March 2023, the Initiation to the Scientific Approach course poster session was held in the Faculty of Computer Science entrance hall. The course aims to provide bachelor’s and master’s students with a basis for decoding, analyzing and designing a research question, as well as the experimental protocol to answer it. For their poster, the students had to analyze a research paper and present the experimental protocol defined in it. The teacher’s (Prof. Xavier Devroey) task was to discuss the 14 posters over 2 hours… The final result: mission accomplished for all! In the last lecture, Prof. Benoît Vanderose gave a much-appreciated seminar on the links between scientific method and critical thinking, in his very own style. Finally, the course was the subject of a presentation at the Grand banquet of inspiring pedagogical practices organized by the PUNCH team in May 2023, which made it possible to establish links with the BUMP library training team, who will intervene in the course this year 2023-2024 to give a seminar on bibliographic research.

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Xavier Devroey
Xavier Devroey
Assistant Professor of Software Testing

My research goal is to to ease software testing by exploring new paths to achieve a high level of automation for test case design, generation, selection, and prioritization. My main research interests include search-based and model-based software testing, test suite augmentation, DevOps, and variability-intensive systems.