Sunday, May 31, 2015

Collaborator Yun Ma Presented WWW 2015 Paper

Collaborator Yun Ma (Peking University) presented the following WWW 2015 paper:

Yun Ma, Shuhui Zhang, Xuanzhe Liu, Ruirui Xiang, Yunxin Liu, and Tao Xie.
Measurement and Analysis of Mobile Web Cache Performance.
In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web

(WWW 2015)Florence, Italy, May 2015.
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David Yang Presented ICSE 2015 Paper on AppContext

David Yang presented the following ICSE 2015 paper on AppContext:

Wei Yang, Xusheng Xiao, Benjamin Andow, Sihan Li, Tao Xie, and William Enck.
AppContext: Differentiating Malicious and Benign Mobile App Behavior Under Contexts.

In Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering
(ICSE 2015), Florence, Italy, May 2015.
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Collaborator Judith Bishop Presented ICSE 2015 JSEET Paper on Code Hunt

Collaborator Judith Bishop (Microsoft Research) presented the following ICSE 2015 JSEET Paper on Code Hunt:

Judith Bishop, Nigel Horspool, Tao Xie, Nikolai Tillmann, and Jonathan de Halleux.
Code Hunt: Experience with Coding Contests at Scale.
In Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering 
(ICSE 2015), JSEET, Florence, Italy, May 2015.
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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ore Alebiosu and Teammates Won 2015 MadHacks Wisconsin Idea Prize

At MadHacks at the University of Wisconsin-Madison held April 18-19, Reese teamed up yet again with Milla and added teammates Oreoluwa Alebiosu and Anil Jason to create UpTalk, another project to help learners speak with native speakers. This hackathon was more constricted, entailing just 24 hours rather than the typical 36.
Despite the shortened time, the team developed four working components for UpTalk: a chat system for communicating with people around the world, a chat bot for practicing when live speakers were unavailable, a conversation game to help teach context flow in conversations, and personal learning statistics and feedback to make learning more like a game.
With UpTalk, the team won the Wisconsin Idea Prize and will be representing the university at an all-expense paid trip to the Global Hackathon in Seoul, South Korea, July 29-August 1, which they are all looking forward to attending.

Read more about the MadHacks here.

At MadHacks, Reese and his teammates won the Wisconsin Idea Prize for their project UpTalk. From left: Anil Jason, Joseph Milla, Oreoluwa Alebiosu, and Thomas Reese.