Student Updates

Fang Deng (J. Jones, advisor) spent her summer interning at Google ChromeOS in Mountain View, CA where she worked on performance and endurance testing of the Chrome browser.

Bart Knijnenburg (A. Kobsa, advisor), interned this summer at Samsung Information Systems America (SISA) R&D Center in San Jose. The focus of his project was to understand and influence the user’s decision to share their location.  He also presented his paper “Inspectability and Control in Social Recom-menders” at the 6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2012), in Dublin, Ireland, in Sept. The paper was co-authored by Svetlin Bostandjiev and John O’Donovan of UC Santa Barbara, and his advisor Prof. Alfred Kobsa

Xinru Page (A. Kobsa, advisor) is the lead Co-Organizer of the Workshop on Measuring Networked Social Privacy, to be held at the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2013) in February in San Antonio, TX. 

Gerald Bortis’s (A. van der Hoek, advisor) paper “PorchLight: A Tag-based Approach to Bug Triaging” has been accepted to the 35th Int’l Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013) to be held in San Francisco, CA in May. The paper is co-authored by his advisor, Prof. André van der Hoek

Alegria Baquero (R. Taylor, advisor) presented her paper “Computational Commerce: a Vision for the Future” at the 13th Int’l Conf. on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web 2012), in Vienna, Austria in Sept.  The paper is co-authored by her advisor, ISR Director Richard N. Taylor.

Joel Ossher (C. Lopes, advisor) presented his paper “ASTRA: Bottom-up Construction of Structured Artifact Repositories” at the 19th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, (WCRE 2012) in Kingston, ON, Canada in October.  The paper is co-authored by Ph.D. student Hitesh Sajnani and his advisor Cristina Videira Lopes.

Arthur Valadares (C. Lopes, advisor) recently presented two conference papers. “RESTful Massively Multi-User Virtual Environments: A Feasibility Study,” authored by his advisor Prof. Cristina V. Lopes, Ph.D. student Thomas Debeauvais, and Valadares, was presented at the Int’l Games Innovation Conf. (IGIC 2012) in Rochester, NY in September.  He also presented “Evolution of Scalability with Synchronized State in Virtual Environments,” co-authored by Debeauvais  and Lopes, at the 5th Int’l Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments Workshop (MMVE 2012) in Munich, Germany in October.

Maryam Khademi’s (C. Lopes, advisor) paper “Haptic Augmented Reality to Monitor Human Arm’s Stiffness in Rehabilitation” was accepted to the 2012 IEEE EMBS Conf. on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES), held in Langkawi, Malaysia in December. The paper is co-authored by visitor Hossein Mousavi Hondori, Lucy Dodakian of  UCI Occupational Therapy, Steven C. Cramer of UCI Neurology, and her advisor Cristina V. Lopes. Additionally, Khademi’s poster entitled “Optical Illusion in Augmented Reality” was presented at the 18th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2012) in Toronto, Canada, in December. The poster was co-authored by Hondori and Lopes.

Nicholas DiGiuseppe (J. Jones, advisor) presented two papers at the 20th ACM SIGSOFT Int’l Symp. on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2012), both in the NIER Track. The papers, entitled “Semantic Fault Diagnosis: Automatic Natural-Language Fault Descriptions” and “Concept-Based Failure Clustering,” were co-authored by his advisor Prof. James A. Jones. DiGiuseppe is also the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Kristin Roher (D. Richardson, advisor) has been awarded a Eugene Cota-Robles (ECR) Fellowship, the most prestigious diversity fellowship offered at UCI. The fellowship is designed to place students interested in careers in academic teaching and research on a fast-track towards achieving their doctoral degree.

Francisco Servant (J. Jones, advisor) presented his paper “History Slicing: Assisting Code-Evolution Tasks” at the 20th ACM SIGSOFT Int’l Symp. on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2012), in Carey, NC in November. The paper was co-authored by his advisor Prof. James A. Jones.

Hitesh Sajnani (C. Lopes, advisor) spent his summer as an intern at Microsoft Silicon Valley in the Media Room lab where he focused on entity resolution. He also attended the Mining Summer School MSR Vision 2020, held in a Dagstuhl-like setting, where he participated in free-form, focused discussions on mining software repositories (MSR) topics and the future of MSR.