Michael D. Ernst is a Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering department at the University of Washington.
Ernst's research aims to make software more reliable, more secure, and easier (and more fun!) to produce. His primary technical interests are in software engineering and related areas, including programming languages, type theory, security, program analysis, bug prediction, testing, and verification. Ernst's research combines strong theoretical foundations with realistic experimentation, with an eye to changing the way that software developers work.
Dr. Ernst was previously a tenured professor at MIT and, before that, a researcher at Microsoft Research.
More information is available at his homepage: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/mernst/.