I lead the Practical and Actionable Software Engineering Research (PASER) group at Tennessee Tech University. Members of the PASER group work on software engineering research problems that have real-world implications for practitioners. I am extremely pleased to work with members of the PASER group who are my students and collaborators.



  • Effat Farhana (PhD Student, North Carolina State University)
  • Mehedi Hassan (Software Engineer, Grameen Phone Bangladesh)
  • Patrick Morisson (Software Engineer, IBM)
  • Chris Parnin (Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University)
  • Anthony Skjellum (Professor of Computer Science and Chair of Excellence, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC))

Funding Sources

  • EDGE Curriculum Development Grant provided by Tennessee Tech University
  • Startup funding provided by Tennessee Tech University

Awards and Honors

  • Akond Rahman, Chris Parnin, and Laurie Williams ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, ICSE 2019 - Technical Track
  • Akond Rahman, ACM SIGSOFT Best Paper Award, ICSE 2018 - Doctoral Symposium
  • Akond Rahman, Microsoft Open Source Challenge 2016 - Grand Prize