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Received ACM SIGSOFT CAPS travel award

I am pleased to announce that I have received an ACM SIGSOFT CAPS professional travel award to attend the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) 2019.

Received CUNY Academy Stewart Travel Award for Assistant Professors

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to receive the CUNY Academy Stewart Travel Award for Assistant Professors for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Best paper award at IEEE SCAM 2018

We are honored to receive a best paper award at the 2018 IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Transformation (SCAM ’18) for our paper entitled, “A Tool for Optimizing Java 8 Stream Software via Automated Refactoring” with Yiming Tang, Mehdi Beherdezeh, and Syed Ahmed. (more…)

Received JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program grant

I am pleased to announce that the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) US Alumni Association (AA) has generously awarded a grant to host a seminar on programming languages and software engineering in New York City! Plans are currently in the works for a seminary to be held in early 2019. Stay tuned!

Received PSC-CUNY Enhanced Research Award

I am pleased to announce that I have recently received a PSC-CUNY Enhanced Research Award for a project entitled, “Analyses and Automated Refactorings for Imperative Programs that Use Functional Features.” The award amount is $12,000 and will help support students and travel. The award program is an internal funding mechanism to help promote research at CUNY. A brief abstract of the proposal is listed below:

Imperative programming uses statements to alter a program’s state, whereas functional programming avoids mutating existing data. With the recent popularity rise of functional programming, imperative languages are increasingly incorporating new functional features, enabling developers not previously familiar with functional programming to enjoy many of its benefits. Despite the advantages, however, issues arise from the interplay between the two paradigms, particular regarding involving MapReduce-style operations. This project will address these problems by formulating a theoretical foundation for the analysis and refactoring of hybrid functional/imperative programs and subsequently used to identify code that may safely be refactored for performance gains. Based on typestate analysis, it will determine when it is advantageous and safe to run hybrid code in parallel via a novel ordering inference approach that the PI will introduce. This work will advance the state-of-the-art in program analysis and automated refactoring for this mixed paradigm.

Oren to participate in Google Summer of Code 2018

I am pleased to announce that Oren has been selected to participate in the prestigious Google Summer of Code program this summer. He’ll be receiving a generous stipend to work on an open source project for the Eclipse Foundation, and I will be serving as his coach along with his mentor Yasser Aziza. He’ll be working on a program analysis and refactoring to be integrated into the Eclipse IDE that makes reasoning about abnormal program termination easier. Congrats, Oren!

Received NSF ICSE 2018 Travel Award

I am pleased to announce that I have received a NSF ICSE 2018 Travel Award to attend the International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE) in Gothenburg, Sweden next month.

ICSE is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of software engineering.

Source: Travel and participation support – * ICSE 2018 *

Received Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Credits for Research Program Grant as sole investigator

I am excited to announce that I have received a grant in the amount of $800 from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Credits for Research Program as the sole investigator of a project entitled, “Analyses and Automated Refactorings for Imperative Programs that Use Functional Features.”

Received Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) Grant as Co-PI

I am pleased to announce that I have received a grant from Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) as co-principal investigator, along with Dr. Saptarshi Debroy, for the project entitled “Project Khaleesi–Mentoring Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Queen of Dragons.” The grant amount is $20,000 US. The project will aim to promote cybersecurity and secure software engineering education and research to women students entering CUNY as freshman with an interest in STEM. WiTNY is an initiative to facilitate, encourage, and enable increased participation women in technology fields, both as entrepreneurs and academics, in New York.

Received Hunter College Faculty Research Fellowship

I am pleased to announce that I have recently received a Hunter College Faculty Research Fellowship for 2017. The fellowship is designed to support faculty development by providing research guidance and planning, peer support, and constructive peer review.

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