News Briefs

  • UCI's work on "NoJITsu: Locking Down JavaScript Engines" by Taemin Park, Karel Dhondt (KU Leuven), David Gens, Yeoul Na, Stijn Volckaert (KU Leuven), and Michael Franz has been invited for presentation at Black Hat USA 2020 in August. Now in its 23rd year, Black Hat USA is the world's leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. Every year Black Hat USA brings together about 20,000 attendees, including C-suite representation from virtually every company in the Fortune 1000 / Global 1000. Presenting at Black Hat in front of this illustrious audience is a rare honor that demonstrates UCI's relevance in this space.

    May 2020
  • Prof. Cristina Lopes is chairing the “ICSE 2020 Virtualization Committee” which is exploring options for holding ICSE virtually and designing a new “Virtual ICSE” for July 2020.

    May 2020
  • Chancellor's Prof. Paul Dourish’s CHI 2020 paper titled “On Being Iterated: The Affective Demands of Design Participation” received a Best Paper award (top 1% of submissions). The paper is co-authored by Christopher Lawrence and Tuck Wah Leong of University of Technology Sydney and Greg Wadley of University of Melbourne.

    May 2020
  • “A Chain of Giving Back” Read about ICS Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Rosalva Gallardo Valencia (Ph.D. 2012, advisor: Susan Sim) and how the graduate award she established gives back to students such Adriana Meza Soria (A. van der Hoek, advisor) in this ICS Alumni and Student profile

    Join In! You can donate to the Rosalva Gallardo Valencia Graduate Award here.

    April 2020
  • Prof. Iftekhar Ahmed and Prof. André van der Hoek have been awarded a $75,000 School of ICS exploration grant to study “The Dark Side of Software Engineering: Stimulant Use among Software Professionals.” Prof. Eduardo Almeida of Federal University of Bahia, Brazil will collaborate with Ahmed and van der Hoek.

    April 2020
  • Prof. André van der Hoek, his Ph.D. student Adriana Meza Soria, and long-time collaborator and UCI Visiting Distinguished Professor Marian Petre are studying distributed software design meetings at NextGen Healthcare.  Supported by alumnus Dr. Gerald Bortis (Ph.D. 2016, A. van der Hoek, advisor), VP of Software Development at NextGen, they are particularly studying what factors make distributed teams effective, and how being distributed affects the design process and outcomes.

    April 2020
  • Prof. Cristina Lopes is co-chair of the ACM Presidential Task Force on Virtual Conferences, which was established in March in response to a proposal to ACM by Lopes and fellow co-chairs Benjamin Pierce of the University of Pennsylvania and Jeanna Matthews of Clarkson University. Collaborating with a group of technology experts, including UCI’s Informatics Professors Emeriti Gary Olson and Judy Olson, the task force produced a useful set of guidelines: “Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices.” Read more here.

    April 2020
  • Prof. Iftekhar Ahmed will present the paper titled “Planning for Untangling: Predicting the Difficulty of Merge Conflicts” in the Technical Papers track at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2020), to be held in Seoul, South Korea in October. The paper is authored by Ph.D. student Caius Brindescu of Oregon State University (first author), Ahmed, Ph.D. student Rafael Leano of Oregon State University, and Prof. Anita Sarma of Oregon State University.

    April 2020
  • Prof. Joshua Garcia will present his paper titled “A Comprehensive Study of Autonomous Vehicle Bugs” in the Technical Papers track at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2020), to be held in Seoul, South Korea in October. The paper is co-authored by alumnus Prof. Yang Feng of Nanjing University, undergraduate student Junjie Shen, Ph.D. students Sumaya Almanee and Yuan Xia, and Prof. Qi Alfred Chen.

    April 2020
  • Prof. Joshua Garcia gave a talk on March 24 at NortonLifeLock in Culver City, CA, a major software security company. The talk was titled “Android Malware Detection: From Obfuscation Susceptibility to Obfuscation Resilience."

    March 2020

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