Preprint of ICSE ’21 ML systems study paper now available

A preprint of our ICSE ’21 paper on studying refactoring and technical debt in Machine Learning systems is now available.

New student Ye joins the team

Ye Paing profile photo

Please welcome Ye Paing to the team! Ye is a part-time Master’s student in Computer Science at Hunter; he works full-time as a Software Engineer at AMEX. He is interested in exploring reactive web development for data-intensive applications, NLP, and large-scale textual analysis. Outside of work and school, he spends time volunteering for Code Nation, a nonprofit organization that teaches React web-development to high school students. His hobbies are photography, traveling, and exploring new cuisines.

Ye has taken several advanced classes in Programming Languages and Software Engineering at Hunter. He was also an active participant at NYPLSE 2019 that took place at Hunter. Ye will be working on data mining software engineering artifacts, possibly in real-time. Welcome, Ye!

New student Manal joins the team

We have a new master’s student, Manal Zneit, joining us! Manal has a background in Mathematics, and she is now pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Manal is also an adjunct lecturer at CUNY Lehman College, where she teaches various introductory programming classes. She will be working on research at the intersection of Software Engineering, Programming Languages, and Data Science. Welcome, Manal!

Workshops co-chair for SPLASH 2021

I am honored to serve, along with Mehdi Bagherzadeh, as the workshops co-chair for the 2021 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH), scheduled to be held in Chicago, IL later this year.

Paper on refactorings and technical debt in Machine Learning systems accepted at ICSE 2021

Our paper entitled, “An empirical study of refactorings and technical debt in Machine Learning systems,” has been accepted to the main technical research track at the 2021 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)! Out of 602 papers, 138 were accepted, amounting to a 23% acceptance rate. Congrats to Yiming, Mehdi, Rhia, Ajani, and Anita, and thank you for all of your hard work!

Invited to participate on 2021 NSF panel

I am honored to be invited to serve as a reviewer for a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) panel.

Yiming passes the second exam

I am pleased to announce that my doctoral student Yiming Tang has successfully passed her second exam. She is now a Ph.D. candidate. Congrats, Yiming! And, thank you to the committee, Ashwin Satyanarayana and Subash Shankar!

Actor concurrency study paper accepted at OOPSLA 2020

I am excited to announce that our paper, entitled “Actor Concurrency Bugs: A Comprehensive Study on Symptoms, Root Causes, API Usages, and Differences,” was accepted at OOPSLA 2020! One hundred nine papers were approved out of 302 submissions, amounting to a 36% acceptance rate.

Allan successfully defends his thesis

Congrats to Allan Spektor for successfully defending his MA thesis, entitled Two Techniques for Automated Logging Statement Evolution, yesterday! Thank you to Subash Shankar and Saptarshi Debroy for agreeing to participate on the committee, Khant Ko Naing for administering the defense, and the student participants for their insightful questions. Congrats, Allan!

Allan defending his thesis.

Accepted EAPLS best paper award at virtual ETAPS 2020

Today, I accepted the EAPLS best paper award on behalf of my coauthors at the virtual ETAPS 2020 afternoon. Thank you, ETAPS, and congrats again to Yiming, Mehdi, and Baishakhi!

Accepting the EAPLS award at the virtual ETAPS 2020 afternoon.

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