Jane Hayes, Ph.D.

University of Kentucky

Jane Huffman Hayes, University of Kentucky

Dr. Jane Hayes is currently a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. She is assisting the university in establishing a software engineering. Previously, she was a Corporate Vice President and the Manager of the Integrated System Technologies Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). She has over 16 years of experience in the field of verification and validation, testing, software development, and process improvement. She has been the verification and validation technical lead and/or program manager on numerous trusted software development efforts. She has led and participated in numerous management process/product audits and assessments of large projects. She has assisted with process, plan, and procedure development for testing and verification and validation, including assisting with the development of a Y2K testing standard for a commercial initiative.

Dr. Hayes holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D in Information Technology from George Mason University (GMU). She is the founding President of the Alumni Club of the Information Software Engineering Department at GMU, as well as a founding Member of their Industrial Advisory Board. She is a member of ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. She was a Certified Software Test Engineer through the Quality Assurance Institute.

Dr. Hayes has published numerous articles related to software verification, validation, and testing.


Ph.D., January 1999, Information Technology
George Mason University. Fairfax, VA.
Dissertation: Input Validation Testing: A System Level, Early Lifecycle Technique
Advisor: A. Jefferson Offutt

M.S., May 1987, Computer Science
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.
Thesis: "Partially Automated In-Line Documentation (PAID): Design and Implementation of a Software Maintenance Tool"
Advisor: Cliff Burgess

B.A. cum laude, May 1983, Geology and Political Science (double major)
Hanover College, Hanover, IN.
Advisors: J. Carl Metz and Stanley Totten

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated July 2016