Dr. Shmuel Ur is a research scientist in IBM research lab in Haifa Israel. He works in the field of software testing and concentrates on coverage and testing of multi-threaded programs. Shmuel is the technical lead of the area of Coverage in IBM and is also an IBM Master Inventor. Shmuel teaches software testing in the Technion and Haifa University. Shmuel received his Ph.D. in Algorithms Optimization and Combinatorics in 1994 in Carnegie Mellon University. Shmuel received his Bs.C. and Ms.C. from the Technion in Israel. Shmuel has published in the fields of hardware testing, artificial intelligence, algorithms, software testing and testing of multi-threaded programs where is he is also the chair of PADTAD, a workshop on testing multi-threaded applications. In the area of coverage Shmuel worked and published on functional coverage, minimizing regression suite size, coverage directed generation, visual code coverage techniques and coverability.