I am Akond, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science (CSC) at Tennessee Tech University. My research interests include DevOps and Secure Software Development. To conduct my research activities I rely on formal methods, static analysis, qualitative analysis, statistical methods, and machine learning techniques. Recently, I was awarded the 2020 CSC Outstanding Dissertation Award and the College of Engineering (COE) Distinguished Dissertation Award from NC State University for my PhD dissertation titled ''Anti-patterns in Infrastructure as Code''. Previousy, I won the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE 2019. I am also winner of the ACM SIGSOFT Doctoral Symposium Award at ICSE in 2018 and the Grand Prize of the Microsoft Open Source Challenge back in 2016.

I completed my PhD at North Carolina State University. I was supervised by Dr. Laurie Williams. I was born in Bangladesh, a beautiful country in South Asia. I completed my undergraduate studies in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and M.Sc. at University of Connecticut.

I will hire a hard-working PhD student in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. If you are interested in working with me then please read 1 or 2 of my recent papers and send me an email.

Recent news:


  • Sep 14, 2020: IaC testing paper accepted at ESEC/FSE workshop ... congrats Mehedi and Farzana!
  • Sep 02, 2020: SaTC:TTP proposal funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)!
  • Aug 25, 2020: Three papers accepted at HCSE-CS. Congrats Farzana!
  • July 20, 2020: I received the 2020 COE Distinguished Dissertation Award from NC State University.
  • June 26, 2020: Our paper on Kubernetes security got accepted at SecDev. Congrats Shamim and Farzana!
  • June 20, 2020: Our paper on security smells got accepted at the TOSEM Journal.
  • May 29, 2020: Our paper on IaC development anti-patterns got accepted at the Empirical Software Engineering Journal.

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