Our people

Several of our people have a PhD in software testing combined with years of practical experience

Erik Arisholm

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Erik founded Testify in 2010 and is the company’s CEO. He was previously a Professor at Simula Research Laboratory and has a PhD in Software Engineering. In later years he has worked as an adviser and project manager and introduced new technology for efficient test automation in large projects.

Amir Yazdanshenas

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Amir has a PhD in Software Engineering from Simula Research Laboratory, specializing in model-based software development, analysis and verification of non-functional requirements. Amir is an expert in visualization, analysis, verification and certification of robustness and performance in complex, distributed systems.

Øyvin Slungaard

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Øyvin is Cand.scient. and Senior Test Engineer with around 20 years of work experience as project manager and test manager for security solutions, public management, satellite communications and more. He has a long experience in test automation for both functional and non-functional testing.

Erik Rogstad

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Erik is the CTO of Testify, and has a PhD from Simula Research Laboratory in automated system and regression testing of database applications. He has worked as a system developer in large development projects, and is an expert in black-box system testing, regression testing and test data generation and anonymization.

Patryk Chamuczynsk

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Patryk is the manager of our subsidiary company Testify Poland. He has a PhD in model-based testing of integrated real-time systems from Goettingen in Germany. Patryk has worked for Philips Research in Aachen and was the leader of the R&D department in TechniSat (digital TV). Patryk is head of Testify’s test tool development.

Farnaz Arisholm

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Farnaz has an Electrical Engineering degree and an MBA from University of Toronto. Before she joined Testify, she worked 15 years as a test manager, project manager, software development manager and department manager in Oracle Norway, where she managed large, international development projects.

Marek Kuczabiński

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Marek has a Master’s degree in electronics and is a senior developer in Testify Poland. He has more than 20 years of experience as a developer with expertise in C++, integrated systems and telecom/cellular technology. At the moment, Marek is working on developing a tool for automated combinatorial testing of Android mobile phones.

Magnus Engh Halvorsen

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Magnus is the COO of Testify. He has a Master’s degree in Informatics and has experience as test manager, test architect, project manager and test developer in both technical/integrated and administrative systems. Magnus has introduced and implemented innovative solutions for automated functional and non-functional testings in several complex and business-critical projects.

Vegard Nyeng

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Vegard has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and his skill set includes Java software development and technical testing of mobile applications, performance testing and functional testing using a number of test tools, including Cucumber, Selenium, SoapUI, JMeter, Visual Studio and the HP test tool suite.

Inam Qadir

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Inam has a Master’s degree from University of Oslo. He has a long experience from the health sector, within project management, test management and quality assurance. Inam has also worked as a test adviser, tester and trainer. As most people in Testify, has has a solid background as software developer.

Chao Tan

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Chao is now doing an industrial PhD in Testify, on generation of synthetic, complex test data. She has a Master’s degree in microelectronics from University of Oslo and a Bachelor’s degree in electronics from University of Science and Technology of China. Chao is also an expert in test-driven development of integrated systems. She has experience as test manager and test developer for mobile apps.

Konstantinos Antonakopoulos

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Konstantinos has a PhD in AI/computer science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a broad experience in IT from both the private and the public sector. He has almost 20 years of practical experience in test management, project management, release management, technical testing and test development.

Minh Nguyen

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Minh has a PhD in Software Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has also studied a year of Strategic Business Management and Innovation at Norwegian Business School (BI). He has more than 20 years of experience in software development, quality assurance, process advisory and testing. Minh is an experienced test manager and an expert in service integration testing, automated testing and machine learning with applications for testing. Minh used to be a board member for the Software Testing group of the Norwegian Computer Society and has been head of the program committee for the Odin conferences for many years.

Morten Bosseng

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Morten is a Sivilingeniør with 16 years of work experience from IT projects. He has a versatile background where he has worked in roles such as software developer, test developer, test manager, architect and technical project manager. In the last few years Morten has been a key technical resource for Bærum municipality. Previously, he was responsible for establishing test automation for Visma Retail.

Hager Debech

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Hager is a Sivilingeniør in physics and mathematics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, but she also has a Master’s degree in modelling and computational mathematics from Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Hager is well-versed in Python, Java, and the development and use of model based testing (our ecFeed expert) for various test purposes.

Shuai Wang

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Shuai has a PhD in Software Engineering from Simula Research Laboratory/University of Oslo, specialized in testing and test automation. He is an expert in model-based software testing, search-based software testing and machine learning applied to test analysis and test generation. He is also a highly skilled Java tool developer.

Dag Nygaard

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Dag is Cand.scient. in Informatics and has substantial experience in Java development, test development and build automation in large software development projects in media (mobile TV), telecommunications, banking and the public sector. He has also specialized as test developer based on a long and varied experience as a software developer.

Krzysztof Skorupski

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Krzysztof has a Master’s degreen in artificial intelligence/biometrics and a PhD in electronics from Wrocław University of Technology, where he also used to be assistant professor before he joined Testify Poland. He has developed advanced algorithms in several fields, and is a very skilled Java developer. He now works on the development of our own test tool ecFeed.

Ronny Mandal

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Ronny has a Master’s degree from Simula Research Laboratory in Software Engineering Ronny specialized in Java mutation testing. He is a very experienced Java developer, test manager and test developer. Ronny is also a machine learning specialist, with a passionate interest for various test-related applications for machine learning.

Polina Dobrovolskaia

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Polina is a Sivilingeniør from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in physics and mathematics, and has 5 years experience in testing from both the public and the private sector, in roles as responsible tester, tester and test developer. Polina is a highly skilled test engineer who is now also working on a Master’s degree in machine learning (bioinformatics) at the University of Oslo, as well as an ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certification. She also participates in the competency groups «Automated and model-based testing» and «Machine learning with applications for testing» in Testify.

Basel Murad Agha

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Basel has two Master’s degrees, one in informatics and one in computer engineering, from Syria and Germany respectively, together with more than 10 years of experience in technical testing, test development, devops and test management. He has worked in the oil and gas sector as well as the telecom sector, for Ericsson, National Oilwell Varco, Aker Solutions, Equinor (Statoil) and Visavi Technology.

Basel has worked in projects where he has been technical test manager, test adviser, test analyst, test environment coordinator and tester, and he has solid, practical experience with both manual and automated testing.