Tariq King is the Head of Quality at Ultimate Software and has over fifteen years of experience in software testing research and practice. Tariq leads a team of directors, architects, and engineers who responsible for guidance, strategy, innovation and outreach in software quality and performance engineering. Tariq obtained an M.S.  and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Florida International University. His areas of research interest include software testing, artificial intelligence, autonomic and cloud computing, model-driven engineering, and computer science education. Tariq has published over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed IEEE and ACM journals, conferences, and workshops. He has also been a keynote and has been invited to speak at international software conferences in industry and academia. He is also the co-founder of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association (AISTA).