January 25, 2017: Our paper titled, "Collusive Data Leak and More: Large-scale Threat Analysis of Inter-app Communications", is accepted at the ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS'17) . Acceptance rate ~20%.
December 12, 2016: Our paper titled, "Understanding the Impressions, Motivations, and Barriers of One Time Code Contributors to FLOSS Projects: A Survey", is accepted at the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering ( ICSE 2017). Acceptance rate ~17%.
December 11, 2016: My student Alec Waichunas has been awared Creative and Scholarly Saluki Rookies (CSSR) stipend by the SIU.
November 11, 2016: My student Jacob Reed won the first prize for his presentation titled, “Customizing a Sentiment Analysis Tool for the Software Engineering Domain” in the undergraduate research category at 2016 ACM Midsoutheast, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In the same category, my other student Ayush Kohli won the second prize for his presentation titled, “Identifying Repackaged Android Apps Based on Static Program Analysis.”
April 25, 2016: Our paper titled, "Process Aspects and Social Dynamics of Contemporary Code Review: Insights from Open Source Development as well as Industrial Practice at Microsoft", is accepted for the IEEE Transacations in Software Engineering (the top SE journal).
April 4, 2016: My undergraduate student Ayush Kohli has been awarded REACH (http://reach.siu.edu) grant by the SIU.
January 1, 2016: I have joined Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a tenure-track assistant professor of computer science.
December 1, 2015: I will be joining the CS department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a tenure track assistant professor in Spring 2016.
August 1, 2015: I have joined Viriginia Tech. as a postdoctoral associate to work with Dr. Danfeng Yao and Dr. Barabara Ryder.
June 18, 2015: I have successfully defended my dissertation.
March 16, 2015: Our paper titled "Characteristics of Use,ful Code Reviews: An Empirical Study at Microsoft", is accepted at the 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories ( MSR 2015). Acceptance rate ~30%.
March 12, 2015: I have been selected as the Outstanding Graduate Researcher in Computer Science at University of Alabama for 2015 (two years in a row).
November 16-20, 2014: Attended (FSE 2014), Hong Kong, and presented our paper.
October 23, 2014: Defended my dissertation proposal titled, "Contemporary Peer Code Review Practices and Associated Benefits."
June 16, 2014: Our paper titled, "Identifying the Characteristics of Vulnerable Code Changes: An Empirical Study", is accepted at the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2014). Acceptance rate ~22%.
June 9, 2014: I have joined as a research intern at Microsoft Research - Empirical Software Engineering Group (ESE) group.
June 4-6, 2014: Attended the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014) at Hyderabad, India to participate in the ACM student research competition.
May 12, 2014: Our paper titled, "Impact of Developer Reputation on Code Review Outcomes in OSS Projects: An Empirical Investigation", is accepted at the 8th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2014). Acceptance rate: 18.7%.
May 7-9, 2014: Attended the 10th International Conference on Open Source Systems at San Jose, Costa Rica to present our paper on social network analysis of Open Source developer interactions
April 8-9, 2014: Attended Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS) - 2014 and presented a poster about my research on the characteristics of the vulnerable code changes identified during peer code review.
April 4, 2014: I have received SIGSOFT CAPS graduate students travel funds to attend ICSE'2014 (amount $800).
March 19, 2014: Our paper titled, "Peer impressions in open source organizations: A survey", has been accepted for publication at Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) - Impact Factor: 1.322.
March 10, 2014: I have been selected as the Outstanding Graduate Researcher in Computer Science at University of Alabama for 2014..
February 12, 2014: Our poster titled, "When are OSS developers more likely to introduce vulnerable code changes? A case study", has been accepted at the 10th International Conference on Open Source Systems.
February 6, 2014: I have received a summer internship offer from Microsoft Research - Tools for Software Engineer (TSE) group.
January 31, 2014: My paper titled, "Characteristics of the Vulnerable Code Changes Identified through Peer Code Review" has been accepted for the ACM Student Research Competition at ICSE 2014.
January 6, 2014: Our paper on social network analysis of Open Source developer interactions has been accepted at the 10th International Conference on Open Source Systems (acceptance rate~ 25%).
October 9-11, 2013: Attended Empirical Software Engineering International Week to present my papers at ESEM and IDoESE.
August 19, 2013: My doctoral proposal has been accepted to be presented at the 11th International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (IDoESE).
August 9, 2013: I have received a NSF Travel grant covering full cost (~$1500) to attend ESEM 2013 and present my paper .
August 1, 2013: The NSF grant proposal titled, Evaluating the Impact of Peer Impression on Project Outcomes in Free/Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) Projects, which I assisted my advisor to write from my dissertation plan, got funded for 3 years (Amount: $299,998.00) .
June 20, 2013: Attended 7th International conference on Software Security and Reliability (SERE 2013) at Wasingnton DC to present our paper..
June 3-4, 2013: Attended SoSL (http://research.csc.ncsu.edu/security/lablet) summer workshop at North Carolina State University .
May 23, 2013: Our paper on code review is accepted at the 7th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2013). Acceptance rate~ 28%.
May 18, 2013: Presented our mining challenge paper at MSR 2013 (San Francisco).
March 26, 2013: Our short paper at 7th International conference on Software Security and Reliability (SERE 2013) is accepted.
March 16, 2013: Our paper for the MSR challenge at 10th MSR conference (2013) is accepted. (acceptance rate~ 41%)
November 30, 2012: I have submitted a paper on Peer Impression formation in Free and Open Source Software communities for the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).
September 9, 2012: My paper on code review tools usage in Open Source project is accepted at the 4th International Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU 2012).
July 31, 2012: I have been accepted as a student volunteer for the third annual Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH 2012).
January 15, 2012: I will be a program committee member at the 50th annual ACM Southeast conference.
November 11, 2011: I won the first prize for the Best Graduate (Ph.D.) presentation at the 2011 ACM-Midsoutheast conference.
September 12, 2011: I have passed my Ph.D. qualifier.