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We shape the future of software quality by leveraging our unique knowledge and expertise in AI for testing.
His journey: Bruno holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a professor and researcher in Software Engineering at the University of Franche-Comté (France). He is a scientific advisor to Smartesting and a recognized contributor to model-based testing (MBT) and AI for testing. For more than 20 years, he has been passionate about empowering the testing process with AI-based techniques for test generation, prioritization, and automation.
Why AI? Have you ever asked an AI for a humorous text? The result is pathetic; AI has no sense of humor. But when it comes to helping us with software testing, AI is making a spectacular contribution and is now infusing our tools to speed up and simplify our day-to-day testing tasks.
Bonus: Bruno is involved in the testing community and sharing best practices. He is one of the leaders of the CFTL (French Testing Board) and contributes to several ISTQB working groups.
His journey: After completing his thesis on testing and cybersecurity, Alexandre continued his journey in Sweden, focusing on predicting the behavior of an attacker within a smart grid system. Returning to France in 2018, Alexandre delved into AI at the UFC. He worked on developing an approach to prioritize test cases during execution, evaluating different models such as decision trees and reinforcement learning. In 2022, he joined the AI team at Smartesting.
Why AI? Because it’s a rapidly growing and stimulating field. AI enables the unique handling of complex problems.
Bonus: An avid sports enthusiast, Alexandre also finds solace in gardening and working with wood.
His journey: Coming from a computer science background, Aymeric conducted his thesis on the design and generation of tests for aerial and maritime surveillance.
Why AI? Aymeric is drawn to MLOps, which involves applying DevOps practices to the world of AI. This includes finding the right architecture for a model and implementing continuous deployment of AI services.
Bonus: Much like Alexandre, Aymeric is a sports enthusiast. He is also a big fan of the Racing Besançon. Beyond his passion for sports, Aymeric loves ducks and waterfowl.
His journey: The victory of AlphaGo over the world’s best Go player in 2016 was a turning point for Antoine, and he decided to venture into the field of AI. He leveraged his computer science and AI knowledge acquired at INSA Lyon to pursue a thesis at the UFC on the subject of anomaly detection in aviation.
With his thesis completed, Antoine continued his work in aviation at the ONERA Toulouse, focusing on topics such as the evaluation of fuel consumption for commercial aircraft. After a year in the south of France, he decided to return to Franche-Comté by joining Smartesting’s AI team in October 2023.
Why AI? After humans’ defeat to AI in chess, Starcraft 2, and Go, Antoine wants to try to sabotage it or see it evolve from within.
Bonus: When Antoine is not playing a strategy game, he grabs his racket to play squash. At least AI hasn’t beaten him at that yet!