Tariq M. King

2018 Distinguished Alumnus

College: College of Engineering & Computing

Degree: MS '07, PhD '09

Tariq King is the senior director and engineering fellow for Quality and Performance at Ultimate Software. With more than 15 years of experience, King heads Ultimate Software’s Quality Program, which provides technical leadership, strategic direction, staff training, and research in quality engineering. He has previously held positions as quality director, software engineering manager, test architect, test lead, researcher, and college professor.

King holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Florida International University (FIU), where he also serves as an adjunct professor. He is a frequent presenter and international keynote speaker at software conferences. King has also published more than 30 IEEE and ACM sponsored research articles. His research focuses on engineering self-testing systems and is part of the emerging field of Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing (AIST). Through Ultimate Software’s gifts to the FIU Foundation, Inc., King supports collaborative research on AIST with his former FIU graduate advisor Dr. Peter Clarke.