Importance of Experimental Software Systems

In addition to publications, the kind of experimental work I do also requires the development of large and complex software systems. It is my view that the development of such systems in an integral part of the design of new analyses and approaches, and the design of such systems is often a research project itself. Such an experimental system is of critical importance in demonstrating the usefulness of a technique or approach and also can provide the foundations for future research both in my own research group and for research groups around the world. Thus, whenever possible, we provide our tools under open source licenses.

Laurie HENDREN 2017-08-19