Dr. Renee Bryce

Software testing is an expensive, yet imperfect process. Software systems can be large and exhaustive testing is usually not feasible. Products released with inadequate testing can cause bodily harm, result in large economic losses, and affect the quality of day-to-day life. My primary research goal is to develop and examine new software testing techniques that may help testers to more effectively identify software defects. Software testers often intuitively test for defects that they anticipate while less foreseen defects are overlooked. My research applies combinatorial testing strategies that may offset some degree of human bias.

Renee Bryce earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University in May 2006. She earned her B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2000) degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research areas interests include Software Engineering, with emphasis on software testing and usability testing and Computer Science Education, with emphasis on software testing education.  She has served as Primary Investigator on funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Forest Service, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and more. Over the past decade, her total research funding has been $2.8 million on shared and individual projects with her share of expenditures as $2.2 million. Dr. Bryce is a member of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Automated Combinatorial Testing for Software (ACTS) group.

Professor Bryce is recipient of the 2018 Tech Titans Award for the University Level that came with a $25,000 prize to help further her outreach work. She is the recipient of the 2015 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for the category of Junior Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor) at a Research University. She is also a recipient of the 2006 Arizona State Commission on the Status of Women award for her "achievements and contributions towards advancing the status of women". One of her students received the “Best M.S. Thesis” in the Department of Computer Science at Utah State University and one received the “Best Honors Thesis” at Utah State University (one award for the entire university).

About My Research

Dr. Renee Bryce


Computer Science & Engineering

University of North Texas



Renee Bryce

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering

University of North Texas

1155 Union Circle #311366

Denton, Texas 76203-5017

Phone: 940-565-ext.-4176

Dr. Bryce's CV

Dr. Bryce currently serves as

  1. -An Area Editor for Software at IEEE Computer

  2. -PC member for the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)

  3. -Member of the U.S. NIST ACTS group

  4. -PC for ACM SAC SE Track

  5. -PC for TESTBEDS

  6. -Faculty Advisor to the UNT ACM and Women in Computer Science groups

  7. -UNT STARS Academic Liaison

  8. -UNT REU Site Director

  9. -PC Member and journal paper reviewer for several venues of Software Testing papers