Alex Groce received his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005, and B.S. degrees in computer science and multidisciplinary studies (with a focus on English literature) from North Carolina State University in 1999. He was a core member of the Laboratory for Reliable Software at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and taught classes on software testing at the California Institute of Technology. His activities at JPL included a role as lead developer and designer for test automation for the Mars Science Laboratory mission's internal flight software test team, and lead roles in testing file systems for space missions. In 2009, he joined the faculty in Computer Science at Oregon State University, and was promoted to
Associate Professor in 2015.
His research interests are in software engineering, particularly testing, model checking, static analysis, automated debugging, and execution understanding. He focuses on software engineering from an "investigative" viewpoint, with an emphasis on the execution traces that programs produce — software engineering as the art and science of building programs with a desired set of executions.
- PhD, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
- BS, Computer Science, North Carolina State University
- BS, Multidisciplinary Studies, North Carolina State University