Pouria Derakhshanfar

Pouria Derakhshanfar

Postdoctoral Researcher

Delft University of Technology

My name is Pouria Derakhshanfar. I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Software Engineering Research Group (SERG) of the Delft University of Technology. I am currently involved in an H2020 funded project called DevOps for Complex Cyber-physical Systems (COSMOS). I am also part of the Computational Intelligence for Software Engineering Lab (CISELab). Earlier, I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Delft University of Technology, where I defended my dissertation, entitled “Carving Information Sources to Drive Search-Based Crash Reproduction and Test Case Generation”. During my Ph.D., I was involved in another EU H2020 funded project, called Software Testing AMPlification (STAMP), where I developed new search-based approaches for crash replication and test amplification in a DevOps context.

My career goal is to combine human and artificial intelligence to implement tools and techniques to ease software development and testing tasks in industrial software projects.


  • Software Test Case Generation
  • Search-based Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering for Cyber-physical Systems
  • Software Test Amplification
  • AI for Software Engineering


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2021

    Delft University of Technology

  • MSc in Software Engineering, 2017

    Sharif University of Technology

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My Tools

  • Botsing (2018-current): An open-source search-based crash reproduction framework.
  • Cling (2019-current): An open-source search-based test generation tool for class integration testing.
  • ExRunner (2018-current): A bash-based infrastructure for running multiple instances of crash reproduction tools on 200 hard-to-reproduce crashes. ExRunner can be used to perform empirical evaluations of different crash reproduction techniques.