About Me

Hi there! I am Akond, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Tech University. I am also a faculty associate at CEROC.

Research Interests

My research interests are in software engineering focused on DevOps and Secure Software Development. I rely on a wide range of techniques, such as constraint solving, program analysis, qualitative analysis, and statistical methods to pursue my research goals.

Academic Achievements

I was awarded the NC State CSC Outstanding Dissertation Award and the NC State College of Engineering Distinguished Dissertation Award from NC State University for my PhD dissertation titled Anti-patterns in Infrastructure as Code. Previously, I won the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE 2019. I am also winner of the ACM SIGSOFT Doctoral Symposium Award at ICSE 2018, and the Microsoft Open Source Challenge Grand Prize 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 B.Sc. at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and M.Sc. at University of Connecticut.


  • Aug 29, 2021: Congratulations to Shamim for winning an award at ESEC/FSE 2021!
  • Aug 26, 2021: Our work on defect categorization for Puppet mansifests was covered by It Will Never Work in Theory
  • Aug 07, 2021: Congratulations to Lamia for getting her paper accepted at SecDev 2021!
  • Aug 01, 2021: I am co-chairing the Diversity and Inclusion panel of ICSME 2021. Come and join us on Sep 27 - Oct 01, 2021!
  • July 19, 2021: Congratulations to Brinto for his paper acceptance at FIE 2021!
  • June 26, 2021: Congratulations to Justin and Raunak for succesfully defending their M.Sc. thesis!
  • May 07, 2021: I was selected as a Distinguished Reviewer for the 2021 Mining Software Repositories Conference (MSR)!
  • Sep 02, 2020: SaTC:TTP proposal funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)!