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Raw data for an Empirical Study on the Use and Misuse of Java 8 Streams

Raw data for our empirical study on the use and misuse of Java 8 streams is now available. See the project page for more details on the study.

Paper accepted at FASE 2020

Our paper on an empirical study of streaming APIs has been accepted to the International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2020)!

Annie accepted to Yale University

Annie Wang, a Hunter High School student, working in our lab, was just accepted to Yale University! We are very proud of Annie and her work. Annie worked with me during the NYU GSTEM program last summer and has continued her work into the Fall semester. Congrats, Annie!

Hidehiko Masuhara visits CUNY

Hidehiko Masuhara from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan visited CUNY Hunter College on November 20, 2019, and CUNY Graduate Center on November 21, 2019. He gave a talk on his recent research on bringing live programming to professional software development. Welcome, Hidehiko!

Raffi and Hidehiko
Hidehiko Masuhara from Tokyo Tech visits CUNY Hunter College

Graduate Research Assistant Positions in Programming Languages and Software Engineering

Graduate Research Assistant Position in Programming Languages and Software Engineering


I am currently seeking a graduate student interested in programming languages and software engineering research to commence at the Fall 2020 semester. While the topic is open, potential research topics may include (static/dynamic) program analysis and/or transformation (e.g., refactoring) with a focus on helping to maintain and/or evolve large and complex software efficiently, effectively, and securely. Potential topics may also include automated bug finding approaches and empirical studies. The successful candidate will be expected to work on projects that normally yield open source developer tool research prototypes, typically plug-ins to popular IDEs, build systems, or static analyzers. More information can be found on the main supervisor’s web page.

Of particular interest are students interested in applying to the City University of New York – CUNY’s Graduate Center Ph.D. program in Computer Science concurrently with the research assistantship.

Please see below for additional details on applying.  (more…)

NYU GSTEM students visit during the summer

Krishna Desai and Annie Wang will be joining our research group this summer through the NYU GSTEM program. NYU GSTEM is a summer program for high school juniors that allows them to participate in research laboratories. The program is offered by the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and helps promote STEM to traditionally underrepresented groups, particularly, females and minorities.

Krishna Desai is a rising senior at Nutley High School. She has a great interest in Computer Science and is hoping to pursue a career in that field.

Annie Wang is a rising senior at Hunter College High School. Since a young age, she had a great interest in STEM, which, as she grew older, took shape in her deep passion for scientific research and coding, fueled on by the gender gap in Computer Science. She has a variety of research experiences, from working at a biochemistry lab to an immunology lab to a computer science lab, where she is currently working on a study involving Java 8 Streams, a popular streaming API. When she isn’t working, Annie can be found reading, taking walks, writing, or listening to K-pop.

Paper on big data developers accepted at ESEC/FSE 2019

Our new paper entitled, “Going Big: a Large-scale Study on What Big Data Developers Ask” has been accepted to the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE) 2019 technical track! Out of 303 submissions, 74 papers were accepted (an acceptance rate of 24.4%). The conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia later this year.

Slides for stream refactoring talk at Columbia University now available

Slides for my talk on Safe Automated Refactoring for Intelligent Parallelization of Java 8 Streams at Columbia University are now available.

Preprint now available for ICSE 2019 paper

A preprint for our ICSE 2019 paper entitled “Safe Automated Refactoring for Intelligent Parallelization of Java 8 Streams” is now available!

Paper on stream parallelization refactoring accepted at ICSE 2019

Our new paper entitled, “Safe Automated Refactoring for Intelligent Parallelization of Java 8 Streams” has been accepted to the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2019 technical track! Out of 529 submissions, 109 papers were accepted (an acceptance rate of 20.6%). The conference will be held in Montréal later next year. An abstract is listed below. (more…)

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