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.

Recent news:


  • Apr 15, 2021: Robotics paper accepted at COMPSAC 2021! Congrats Kaitlyn and Brinto!!
  • Mar 08, 2021: New paper accepted at IEEE S&P Magazine!
  • Feb 26, 2021: Two ICSE workshop papers accepted ... congrats Brinto, Shamim, Justin, and Farzana!
  • Feb 19, 2021: Our paper on bugs in COVID-19 software projects got accepted at the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD).
  • Jan 29, 2021: Our paper on vulnerability research review got accepted at the IEEE Access Journal. Congrats Farzana and Bulbul!
  • Sep 02, 2020: SaTC:TTP proposal funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)!
  • July 20, 2020: I received the 2020 COE Distinguished Dissertation Award from NC State University.