Portrait of Martin Robillard.

Martin Robillard, Ph.D



Martin Robillard is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia. His research is in the area of software engineering, with an emphasis on the human-centric aspects of software development. His current focus is on documentation generation, test suite quality, and information privacy. Prof. Robillard has received six ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards for his work on recommendation systems for software engineering, software traceability, and software documentation. He is the author of the book Introduction to Software Design with Java and the architect and maintainer of the JetUML software modeling tool, for which he received the 2024 ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award. He has served as program co-chair for both of the flagship conferences in software engineering (FSE 2012 and ICSE 2017). Prof. Robillard is a Distinguished Member of the ACM and a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

[Robillard is pronounced row-bee-yaar].

Research Keywords

Software engineering, human-centric aspects of software engineering, documentation generation, test suite quality, software architecture and design, information privacy.

Prospective Students

I typically have new openings for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students every year, as well as internships for McGill undergraduates. To express your interest in working under my supervision please see the instructions on my research group page.