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Eric J Rapos, PhD

Dr Rapos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at Miami University University, working primarily on research in Software Engineering.
Dr Rapos obtained his PhD from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada in 2017, while also working as a Teaching Fellow for the University, instructing several classes. Dr Rapos also completed his MSc and undergraduate degrees at Queen's University.
Dr Rapos' research areas of interest are: model-driven engineering, model-based testing, software evolution, test co-evolution, and co-evolution of model based tests. Dr Rapos has worked closely with industry professionals in the automotive domain to conduct relevant and interesting research.


Dr Eric Rapos is originally from Canada, born in the Toronto area, and spending most of his adult life in Kingston, ON. After receiving his PhD in Computer Science from Queen's University in 2017 he moved to Oxford to begin a career as an academic at Miami University.

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Dr Rapos is the recipient of the following awards:

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Dr Rapos has a strong passion for service outside of research and teaching, having spend a significant portion of his time at Queen's University on one committee or another. While he has yet to join any committees at Miami University, you can expect to see him contributing in many ways.

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Dr Rapos' research focuses on adapting existing software engineering practices to the model-driven engineering domain. By examining existing techniques for feasibility and then applying them, it reduces the amount of new developments required, while providing confidence. This work will focus on the entire software process from requirements engineering through to continued maintenance, expanding from the previous focused on only testing.

Recent Publications

  • M. Stephan and E.J. Rapos, "Model Clone Detection and its role in Emergent Model Pattern Mining", Model Management and Analytics for Large Scale Systems, November 2019 (Preprint PDF) (Link)
  • D. Black, E.J. Rapos, and M. Stephan, "Voice-Driven Modeling: Software Modeling Using Automated Speech Recognition", Proc. MDETools 2019, Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering Tools, Munich, Germany, September 2019 (PDF) (Link)
  • M.H. Alalfi, E.J. Rapos, A. Stevenson, M. Stephan, T.R. Dean, and J.R. Cordy, "Variability Identification and Representation for Automotive Simulink Models", Automotive Systems and Software Engineering: State of the Art and Future Trends, April 2019 (Preprint PDF) (Link)

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Research Group

Dr Rapos is a member of the Maimi University Software Technology & Analysis Group (MUSTANG).


Dr Rapos primarily instructs courses in the Software Engineering (SE) degree, which include SE specific courses as well as general computer science courses.

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  • Students' Choice Award for 4th Year Computer Engineering Teaching Assistant, Queen's University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012 - 2013
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance, Queen's University School of Computing, 2010 - 2011


Eric J Rapos, PhD

Miami University

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