Student Updates

Yongjie Zheng (R. Taylor, advisor) gave two presentations at the 34th Int’l Conf. on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012), in June in Zurich. The first was a paper in the Research track titled: “Enhancing Architecture-Implementation Conformance with Change Management and Support for Behavioral Mapping.” The second, “xMapper: An Architecture-Implementation Mapping Tool”, was an Informal Research Demonstration. Both are co-authored by ISR Director Richard N. Taylor. Zheng was also the recipient of a SIGSOFT travel scholarship to attend the ACM Turing Centenary Celebration in San Francisco in June.

Lily Irani (P. Dourish, advisor) gave a presentation titled “Designing Citizenship: Innovation, Empathy, and Social Reform in Elite India” at Stanford’s South Asia by the Bay Graduate Conference in May.

Nicolas Lopez-Giraldo (A. van der Hoek, advisor) is spent his summer as an intern at Google in Irvine, CA. Where he worked on the Google Analytics API team under the supervision of Technical Engineering Lead Jeetendra Soneja.

Hitesh Sajnani (C. Lopes, advisor) gave two presentations at the Int’l Conf. on Program Comprehension (ICPC) in Passau, Germany in June. The first, a paper in the student research symposium titled “Automatic Software Architecture Recovery: A Machine Learning Approach,” is co-authored by Prof. Cristina Videira Lopes. The second, a poster titled “Parallel Code Clone Detection Using MapReduce,” is co-authored by Ph.D. student Joel Ossher and Prof. Lopes. Sajnani was also the recipient of a SIGSOFT travel scholarship to attend the ACM Turing Centenary Celebration in June.

Francisco Servant (J. Jones, advisor) presented his paper “WhoseFault: Automatic Developer-to-Fault Assignment through Fault Localization” at the 34th Int’l Conf. on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012), in Zurich, Switzerland in June. The paper is co-authored by Prof. James A. Jones.

Nicholas Mangano’s (A. van der Hoek, advisor) paper,“The design and evaluation of a tool to support software designers at the whiteboard,” has been accepted to the Journal of Automated Software Engineering. The paper is co-authored by his advisor Prof. André van der Hoek.

Michael Gorlick’s (R. Taylor, advisor) paper “COAST: Architectures for Decentralized On-Demand Tailored Services” has been accepted to the 10th Working IEEE/IFIP Conf. on Software Architecture (WICSA) to be held in Helsinki, Finland in August. The paper is co-authored by Ph.D. student Kyle Strasser and their advisor ISR Director Richard N. Taylor.

Nicholas DiGiuseppe (J. Jones, advisor) presented his paper “Software Behavior and Failure Clustering: An Empirical Study of Fault Causality” at the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) in Montréal, Canada in April. The paper is co-authored by Prof. James A. Jones.

Benjamin Koehne (D. Redmiles, advisor) interned at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, China. With the HCI research group, he studied globally distributed teams that work across time zones. In a joint project between MSR Redmond and MSRA Beijing, he investigated time-shifted collaboration practices using a novel conferencing tool.

Hitesh Sajnani’s (C. Lopes, advisor) paper “Application Architecture Discovery: Towards Domain-driven, Easily Extensible Code Structure” received the Best Paper Award in the industrial track at the 18th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), Limerick, Ireland in Oct. The paper was co-authored by Ravindra Naik (Tata, India) and his advisor Prof. Cristina Lopes.

Bart Knijnenburg (A. Kobsa, advisor) presented his paper “Exploring the Effects of Feed-forward and Feedback on Information Disclosure and User Experience in a Context-Aware Recommender System” at the User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization Conf. (UMAP) in Spain in July. The paper was co-authored by Prof. Alfred Kobsa and Simon Moritz and Martin A. Svensson of Ericsson Research, Sweden.

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