Tom Ostrand is a senior researcher at Mälardalen University in Sweden and a visiting scholar at Rutgers University. Tom has contributed to the theory and practice of software testing and fault prediction. Tom has studied large software systems at AT&T, Siemens, and Univac during his career. In this conversation, Eduard and Tom talk about his early career, his work in fault prediction. Also, Tom gives some advice to students and young researchers pursuing a career in software engineering.