Juha Itkonen will be defending his dissertation on “Empirical Studies on Exploratory Software Testing” this Friday. I haven’t read the entire document, but what I have read looks very interesting.

Juha has been studying real-world approaches to software testing for about a decade (maybe longer–when I met him almost a decade ago, his knowledge of the field was quite sophisticated). I’m delighted to see this quality of academic work and wish him well in his final oral exam.

For a list of soon-to-be-Dr. Itkonen’s publications, see https://wiki.aalto.fi/display/[email protected]/Full+list+of+publications.