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T.H. Tse

Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong


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Prof. T.H. Tse received his PhD from the London School of Economics and is currently a professor in computer science at The University of Hong Kong. He is the director of The Software Engineering Group, funded by research grants of 15 million dollars to date. He has been recognized internationally as the pioneer in integrating formal and practical methods in software engineering. His current research interest is program testing, debugging, and analysis. Application areas of his research include object-oriented software, concurrent systems, pervasive computing, services computing, graphic applications, and numerical programs. He has more than 220 publications, including papers in IEEE TSE, Inf Sci, CACM, ACM TOSEM, ICSE, and FSE, as well as a book in the Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science series (paperback edition, 2009).

Prof. Tse is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Systems and Software, Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, Software: Practice and Experience, and Journal of Universal Computer Science. He has also served as steering committee chair of QSIC and IWPD, steering committee member of COMPSAC 2002 to 2008, general chair of APSEC 2012 and SOSE 2007, general vice-chair of ICASE 2011, program chair of COMPSAC 2001 and APAQS 2000, track chair of COMPSAC since 2010, workshop chair of IWPD 2010 and 2011, graphic designer of FSE 2014, and publicity chair of ICST 2008. He was also on the search committee for the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering in 2013. He was twice a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, was a visiting distinguished scholar of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is an advisory professor of East China Normal University.

Prof. Tse is a fellow of the British Computer Society, a fellow of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems, a fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He had been a council member of the Vocational Training Council for eight years. He was selected for a Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, an Outstanding Disabled Person of the Year Award, and a State Science and Technology Award (recommended by the Ministry of Education, China). He was decorated with an MBE by The Queen of the United Kingdom.

Interests: Software testing, debugging, and analysis

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • A Unifying Framework for Structured Analysis and Design Models: an Approach using Initial Algebra Semantics and Category Theory, Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 11
  • Proceedings of the 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Quality Software (APAQS 2000)
  • Introduction to Computer Studies