Tariq King enjoys breaking things and is currently the Chief Scientist at test.ai, where he leads research and development of their core platform for AI-driven testing. He started his career in academia as a tenure-track professor and later transitioned into the software industry. Tariq previously held positions as a test architect, manager, director, and head of quality. He is an international keynote speaker and has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed software testing books, journals, conferences, and workshops. He serves as the Vice President and Co-Program Chair for the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC), and is a member of the ACM, IEEE Computer Society, and the Association of Software Testing (AST).