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Jeff Offutt has published over 155 refereed research papers, has an h-index of 54 (Google Scholar), and has received funding from many government agencies and companies. His current research projects include the Testing of Critical System Characteristics (TOCSYC) and PILOT projects at University of Skövde, model-based testing, analysis and testing of web applications, test automation, and usable security. He was on the technical board of advisors for Certess, Inc. Offutt was awarded the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award, Teaching With Technology, in 2013. He leads the MS in Software Engineering program at GMU, teaches Software Engineering courses at all levels and has developed new courses on several Software Engineering subjects, including web engineering, software testing, construction, design, usability, experimentation, and analysis. His textbook, Introduction to Software Testing (co-authored with Paul Ammann), was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2008 and is the leading worldwide textbook in software testing. Offutt was named a GMU Outstanding Faculty member in 2008 and 2009. Offutt is editor-in-chief of Wiley's journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, co-founded the IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), was the first steering committee chair, and was Program Chair for ICST 2009. He also has served on dozens of conference program committees and been on the editorial boards for the Springer's Empirical Software Engineering Journal (2006-), the Journal of Software and Systems Modeling (2002-), the Software Quality Journal (2002-), and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2001-2005), is a regular reviewer for NSF and several major research journals, and has been invited to speak throughout the world. He has been involved in a number of software proof-of-concept research systems, including muJava, Mothra, Godzilla, CBat, Mistix, Albert, CoupTest, and SpecTest, which have been used by thousands of other software engineering researchers. He has invented, developed, and experimentally validated numerous algorithms and engineering techniques in software testing. Offutt has made fundamental contributions to several software testing problems, including mutation, specification-based testing, model-based testing, automatic test data generation, object-oriented testing, input space partitioning, and testing of web applications. He has also published papers on software metrics, maintenance, and software engineering education.