AI for Software Engineering

The emergence of advanced AI-driven tools has led to a wide range of opportunities and transformations in software engineering practices and education. Recognizing this potential, JetBrains and Delft University of Technology have collaborated to establish the AI for Software Engineering (AI4SE) research partnership. Together, we are committed to conducting cutting-edge research on the impact and utilization of AI methodologies in software engineering. Our areas of focus include diverse facets of the domain, such as software development, testing, and programming education.

The core of AI4SE consists of five research tracks in which researchers and five PhD students (one for each track) work together on a range of relevant topics. The research partnership will be run by a joint team of researchers at JetBrains and TU Delft, including Prof. Dr. Arie van Deursen and Dr. Maliheh Izadi from TU Delft, as well as Dr. Vladimir Kovalenko and Dr. Pouria Derakhshanfar from JetBrains.

The Applied Program Analysis, ICTL, and ML4SE labs at JetBrains Research will be involved in AI4SE.

Prof. Dr. Arie van Deursen
Head of the Software Technology department at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science at TU Delft

As a software engineering researcher and educator, I am thrilled about the new partnership between TU Delft and JetBrains. The software development tools produced by JetBrains are loved and used by software engineers across the globe. Within the AI4SE lab, TU Delft and JetBrains will join forces to take full advantage of the latest developments in AI to revolutionize software development.

Andrey Ivanov
SVP of Investments, Research, and Education at JetBrains

A core value of JetBrains is to provide efficient solutions for complex tasks and problems through cutting-edge technology. The new AI4SE partnership allows us to join forces with top scientists to make the process of creating software an even more enjoyable, creative, and productive experience. By integrating our expertise in building top-notch software engineering tools with our practical applications of AI and TU Delft’s advanced AI research capabilities, we aim to achieve unparalleled results.

Dr. Vladimir Kovalenko
Head of the ICTL Research Lab at JetBrains

“AI4SE is a big new chapter for us at JetBrains Research. We are excited to be working shoulder to shoulder with the talented scientists and students of TU Delft. We are looking forward to making AI4SE a fruitful collaboration with long-term impact far beyond JetBrains and the research community.”

AI4SE participates in ICAI, the Dutch national Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence.

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