Student Updates

Xinning Gui (B. Nardi, advisor) spent her summer conducting an ethnographic study of civic engagement on sustainability in a city in China. The study investigated how economic, political, and cultural contexts in China have shaped local citizens’ collective sustainable practices.

Eugenia Gabrielova (C. Lopes, advisor) is the recipient of the SMART Fellowship, a funding opportunity from the DoD which provides graduate funding and a postgraduate placement in a DoD research lab. The fellowship matches a student with a DoD lab for summer internships and a service agreement (1-to- 1 years of funding to post-grad research). Gabrielova will be joining SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, a Navy R&D lab in San Diego. 

Vijay Krishna Palepu (J. Jones, advisor) presented his paper titled “Discriminating Influences among Instructors in a Dynamic Slice” at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2014) in September in Vasteras, Sweden. The paper is co-authored by his advisor, Prof. James Jones. 

Hitesh Sajnani (C. Lopes, advisor) presented his paper titled “Is Popularity a Measure of Quality? An Analysis of Maven Components” at the International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, Victoria, Cananda in October. The paper is coauthored by fellow Ph.D. student Vaibhav Saini, ISR alumnus Joel Ossher, and Sajnani’s advisor Prof. Crista Lopes.

Nicholas Lopez (A. van der Hoek, advisor) has been awarded the Miguel Velez Scholarship, which is for graduate students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise, and who are citizens of a Latin American country. 

Yubo Kou (B. Nardi, advisor) presented his paper entitled “Governance in League of Legends: A Hybrid System” at the conference on Foundations of Digital Games held at sea (Fort Lauderdale, FL to Cozumel, Mexico) in April. The paper was co-authored by his advisor, Prof. Bonnie Nardi. 

Xinning Gui (B. Nardi, advisor) is interning at the Center for Sustainable Communications, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden conducting a field study in the Swedish ecovillage Änggärdet on understanding how to combine sustainability knowledge with information and communication technology in creating sustainable communities. She is collaborating with her advisor Prof. Bonnie Nardi, Prof. Daniel Pargman at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Prof. Teresa Cerratto Pargman at Stockholm University.

Bart Knijnenburg (A. Kobsa, advisor) presented his position paper, “Information Disclosure Profiles for Segmentation and Recom-mendation,” at the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS2014) Workshop on Privacy Personas and Segmentation (PPS) in Menlo Park, CA in July.

Alegria Baquero (R. Taylor, advisor) is a summer intern at Bloomberg, working under the supervision of alumnus Justin Erenkrantz, Head of Cloud Architecture. She is working on understanding role-based permissions to Bloomberg’s internal and external services through a COAST- and formal policy-based access control approach.  Baquero’s internship is part of Bloomberg’s sponsorship of ISR.

Hitesh Sajnani (C. Lopes, advisor) presented his paper entitled “Active Files as a Measure of Software Maintainability” in the Software Engineering in Practice Track at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014) in Hyderabad, India in June. The paper was co-authored by Lukas Schulte, Northwestern University, and Jacek Czerwonka, Microsoft Research. Sajnani also served as a student volunteer at ICSE. 

Vaibhav Saini’s (C. Lopes, advisor) paper, “A Dataset for Maven Artifacts and Bug Patterns Found in Them,”  was accepted to the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2014), co-located with ICSE 2014. The paper was co-authored by fellow Ph.D. student Hitesh Sajnani, alumnus Joel Ossher, Palantir Technologies, and Saini’s advisor Prof. Cristina Lopes.

Namrata Puri (A. van der Hoek, advisor) is a program manager intern this summer at Microsoft, in the Operating Systems Group’s Enterprise and Security Division’s Licensing team. Her supervisor for the internship is Siddharth Mantri.

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