Student Updates

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.

Oliver Yi Wang’s (D. Redmiles advisor) paper, “New Opportunities for Extracting Insights from Cloud Based IDEs,” was awarded the NIER Innovation and Potential Impact award at ICSE 2014 in May. The paper was based on work Wang did on a summer internship at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he worked for Patrick Wagstrom. The paper was co-authored by Wagstrom, Evelyn Duesterwald of IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and Wang’s advisor Prof. David Redmiles.

Maryam Khademi (C. Lopes, advisor) presented two papers at the ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems in April: “Comparing Direct and Indirect Inter-action in Stroke Rehabilitation” and “Free-hand Interaction with Leap Motion for Stroke Rehabilitation.”  Both are co-authored by H. M. Hondori (UCI), A. McKenzie (Chapman), L. Dodakian (UCI), S. C. Cramer (UCI), and her advisor Prof. Cristina Lopes (UCI).

Christian Adriano (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 are citizens of a Latin American country.

Eugenia Gabrielova (C. Lopes, advisor) is the recipient of the 2014 Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology. The scholarship seeks to aid women in their academic careers and provide them with opportunities to learn from other women making a difference through technological innovation. Gabrielova is interning at Rackspace this summer, working on automated monitoring for the Rackspace cloud infrastructure. Her mentor at Rackspace is Justin Gallardo. 

Maryam Khademi (C. Lopes, advisor) received the Dean’s Prize for Best Presentation in Information and Computer Sciences at the first Associated Graduate Students (AGS) Symposium for her presentation on the “Utility of Augmented Reality in Relation to Virtual Reality in Stroke Rehabilitation."  The symposium, which took place on April 18, consisted of  TED-style research talks focused on how UCI students are using collaborative or innovative methods to tackle important problems in their field.