Sam Malek

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University of California, Irvine
School of Information and Computer Sciences
Department of Informatics
Institute for Software Research
Software Engineering and Analysis Laboratory

Office: ISEB 2446
Mail: 5019 Donald Bren Hall
        CA 92697-3440
Phone: +1 (949) 824-0639
Email: last name at uci dot edu

Sam Malek is a Professor in the Informatics Department within the School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the Director of the Software Engineering and Analysis Laboratory. From 2018 to 2022, he was the Director of the Institute for Software Research. Malek's general research interests are in the field of software engineering, and to date his focus has spanned the areas of software analysis and testing, mobile computing, security, software architecture, and accessible computing. The underlying theme of his research has been to devise techniques and tools that aid with the construction, analysis, and maintenance of large-scale software systems. Malek received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and his B.S. degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. He has received numerous awards for his research contributions, including the ACM SIGSOFT test-of-time award (2020), National Science Foundation CAREER award (2013), GMU Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award (2013), and GMU Computer Science Department Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2011). Malek is currently on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, and Springer Journal of Computing . He has testified on multiple occasions as a software expert witness in intellectual property litigation matters. Malek is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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