Student Updates

Reyhaneh Jabbarvand’s (S. Malek, advisor) paper “μDroid: An Energy-Aware Mutation Testing Framework for Android” has been accepted to ESEC/FSE’17 to be held in Paderborn, Germany in Sept. The paper is co-authored by her advisor, Prof. Sam Malek. In May, she presented her thesis, “Advancing Energy Testing of Mobile Applications,” at the ICSE’17 Doctoral Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jabbarvand also served as an artifact evaluation committee member for both ISSTA’17 and FSE’17.

Di Yang (C. Lopes, advisor) presented her paper “Stack Overflow in Github: Any Snippets There?” at the 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR’17), held in May in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-located with ICSE’17. The paper is co-authored by Assistant Project Scientist Pedro Martins, Ph.D. student Vaibhav Saini, and their advisor Prof. Crista Lopes.

Chris Wolf (P. Dourish, advisor) gave a presentation in April at Northwestern University’s graduate student conference InfoSocial 2017 entitled “Data Close and Far: Exploring Human-Data Interaction Through the Case of Mobile Work".

Nicole Crenshaw (B. Nardi, advisor) received “Excellent Reviewer Recognition” for CHI 2017 paper reviews. She defended her dissertation and graduated in June. Congrats!

Daniel Gardner (B. Nardi, advisor) presented the paper “Chat Speed OP: Practices of Coherence in Massive Twitch Chat” at CHI 2017 held in Denver, CO in May. The paper is co-authored by Colin Ford (first author), Leah Horgan, Calvin Liu, a.m. tsaasan, Gardner’s advisor Prof. Bonnie Nardi, and Jordan Rickman. Gardener also received a GAANN fellowship for Winter and Spring quarters.

Hosub Lee (A. Kobsa, advisor) presented his paper “Privacy Preference Modeling and Prediction in a Simulated Campuswide IoT Environment” at the 15th IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications held in Kona, HI in March. The paper is co-authored by his advisor Prof. Alfred Kobsa.

Ph.D. candidate Lee Martie (A. van der Hoek, advisor) will present his paper “Understanding the Impact of Support for Iteration on Code Search” at the 11th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conf. and the ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2017), to be held in Sept. in Paderborn, Germany. The paper is co-authored by alumnus Thomas Kwak and their advisor Prof. André van der Hoek.

Yao Li (A. Kobsa, advisor) presented her paper “Cross-Cultural Privacy Prediction” at the 17th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2017) in Minneapolis, MN in July. The paper is co-authored by her advisor Prof. Alfred Kobsa, alumnus Prof. Bart P. Knijnenburg (Clemson University), and M-H. Carolyn Nguyen (Microsoft Corp.).

Kyle Canavera (S. Malek, advisor) has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, given to grad students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Awardees were chosen from over 13,000 applicants this year.

Samantha McDonald (B. Nardi and W. Tomlinson, advisors) is interning at the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington D.C. this summer working on Congress 3.0 research studying how Congress can better use digital communication. The outcome will be a toolkit distributed to House and Senate offices. She also received a GAANN fellowship for two quarters last year.

Byron Hawkins (B. Demsky, advisor) presented his paper, “ZenIDS: Introspective Intrusion Detection for PHP Applications,” at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017), Research Track, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in May. The paper was co-authored by his advisor Prof. Brian Demsky. Hawkins spent Winter and Spring quarters as an Intern at INRIA in Grenoble, France where he worked on extending a performance debugging tool with iterative/interactive capabilities.