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Marinos Kintis

Marinos Kintis

Research associate

Fakultät oder Zentrum Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
Postadresse Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Büroadresse E 009
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9455
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39455

I am currently a Research Associate at the SERVAL research group, headed by Prof. Yves Le Traon, at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg.

Previously, I was a PhD Student at the Department of Informatics at the Athens University of Economics and Business, under the supervision of Prof. Nicos Malevris and a Teaching Assistant at the "M.Sc. in Information Systems" postgraduate programs (Full and Part time).

My research interests lie in the general area of Software Engineering with a focus on Software Testing. My PhD work centred around Mutation Testing, where I proposed techniques to reduce its cost by tackling the Equivalent Mutant Problem.





We are always interested in working with enthusiastic students. If you are interested in working with us, feel free to send me an email.


Other presence on the Internet

Last updated on: Sonntag, den 22. April 2018


  • 13th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (MUTATION 2018)

Program Committee Service

I served as a PC member for the following international venues:

  • Mutation 2107 - now
  • MEAS track, SAC 2017

Referee Service

I served as a (sub-)reviewer for the following international journals and conferences:

  • JSS (2017)
  • TR (2017)
  • STVR (2015-2018)
  • SQJ (2017)
  • IST (2015)
  • ICSE (2017-2018)
  • ICST (2018)
  • ISSTA (2017)
  • MOBILESoft (2017-2018)
  • MUTATION (2015-2017)
  • SAC (2017-2018)

Last updated on: 22 Apr 2018

(under construction)

Last updated on: 26 Jul 2017

Software Testing in a DEVOPS Environment

Industrial Partner: BGL - BNP Paribas (Luxembourg) and Alphonse Weicker Foundation
Principal Investigator: Prof. Y. Le Traon

This project is conducted together with our industrial partner BGL BNP Paribas, the market leader for professional clients and SMEs and the second-largest for individual customers. Its goal is to optimize, at a fine-grained level, the continuous devops process with a particular focus on automated software testing and fixing.
The project currently supports two tracks. The first one attempts to leverage and adapt mutation analysis to BGL's software development processes. Mutation is one of the most powerful software testing techniques and has been empirically shown to lead to the creation of fault-revealing tests. (More information about mutation can be found in our latest survey on the area: The second track is related to functional testing. The outcomes of this track will provide techniques and automated tools that will assist in the creation and maintenance of automated functional tests.

Last updated on: 22 Apr 2018


  • PhD Scholarship Award
    Empirikion Foundation


  • Masters Distinction Scholarship Award
    MSc in Information Systems,
    Athens University of Economics and Business

Last updated on: 22 Apr 2018

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See detailAre mutants really natural? A study on how “naturalness” helps mutant selection
Jimenez, Matthieu; Titcheu Chekam, Thierry; Cordy, Maxime; Papadakis, Mike; Kintis, Marinos; Le Traon, Yves; Harman, Mark

in 12th International Symposium on 
 Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM'18) (2018, October 11)

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See detailHow effective are mutation testing tools? An empirical analysis of Java mutation testing tools with manual analysis and real faults
Kintis, Marinos; Papadakis, Mike; Papadopoulos, Andreas; Valvis, Evangelos; Malevris, Nicos; Le Traon, Yves

in Empirical Software Engineering (2018)

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See detailOn the Naturalness of Mutants
Jimenez, Matthieu; Cordy, Maxime; Kintis, Marinos; Titcheu Chekam, Thierry; Le Traon, Yves; Papadakis, Mike

E-print/Working paper (2017)

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See detailDetecting Trivial Mutant Equivalences via Compiler Optimisations
Kintis, Marinos; Papadakis, Mike; Jia, Yue; Malevris, Nicos; Le Traon, Yves; Harman, Mark

in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2017)

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See detailAssessing and Improving the Mutation Testing Practice of PIT
Laurent, Thomas; Papadakis, Mike; Kintis, Marinos; Henard, Christopher; Le Traon, Yves; Ventresque, Anthony

in 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (2017)

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See detailMutation Testing Advances: An Analysis and Survey
Papadakis, Mike; Kintis, Marinos; Zhang, Jie; Jia, Yue; Le Traon, Yves; Harman, Mark

in Advances in Computers (2017)

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See detailAnalysing and Comparing the Effectiveness of Mutation Testing Tools: A Manual Study
Kintis, Marinos; Papadakis, Mike; Papadopoulos, Andreas; Valvis, Evangelos; Malevris, Nicos

in International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM'16) (2016)

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