Hayes’ Paper Stands Test of Time, Wins Award

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At next week’s 21st Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Requirements Engineering Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, computer science professor and associate chair Jane Hayes will receive the “2013 Most Influential Paper” award. She will also deliver a talk during the conference, accepting the award on behalf of her co-authors and the entire requirements tracing research community.

Each year, award organizers choose a paper written 10 years earlier that they feel has stood the test of time and influenced the field.  Hayes’ award-winning paper, titled “Improving Requirements Tracing via Information Retrieval,” was authored in 2003 with collaborators Alex Dekhtyar and James Osborne.

Hayes’ scheduled talk will mark the first time a “Most Influential Paper” recipient has been invited to present during the conference. Her primary research area involves examining the role of the human analyst in performing assisted requirements tracing.

Hayes has taught at the University of Kentucky since 2001.