Thursday, June 9, 2016

First ASEer PhD Mithun Acharya Won Second Prize of ICSE 2016 Blue Sky Ideas Track

Our first ASEer PhD  Mithun Acharya (now at ABB Research) was the lead author of a paper on Code Drones, which won the Second Prize of ICSE 2016 Blue Sky Ideas Track. Below are contents extracted from the CCC Blog post. Congratulations, Mithun!!!

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), May 14-22, 2016 in Austin, TX. The purpose of this conference was to bring together the world’s leading software engineering researchers and practitioners to share cutting-edge results and visionary ideas, attend inspirational talks, and engage in lively conversation.
The goal of this Blue Sky Ideas Track called Visions of 2025 and Beyond was to encourage researchers to present truly visionary concepts on long-term challenges in software engineering research and ideas for attacking these challenges.

Former ASEer Undergrad Student KaMar Galloway Mentioned in the Google for Education Blog

The Google for Education Blog made a blog post on "Accelerating CS Education in Local Communities: The Stats by State", in which a former ASEer undergrad student (at NC State) KaMar Galloway, now a Program Manager of Google CS First, was mentioned:

"Our Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) provides opportunities for diverse students like KaMar Galloway to strengthen their CS skills and prepare them for a technical career. CSSI was instrumental in KaMar’s pursuit of CS at North Carolina State University and eventually his role on our CS First team, which aims to engage 1 million students in CS, particularly those from underrepresented groups."

See here an old news item from NC State on KaMar's winning the opportunity to attend 2009 Google Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), seven years ago!

Very proud of what our former ASEers like KaMar are doing out there impacting the society!!

Warm welcome to Quentin Mayo, one of the new 2016 Science of Security summer interns

From Information Trust Institute at University of Illinois

Wishing a warm welcome to Quentin Mayo, one of the new 2016 Science of Security summer interns

Name: Quentin Mayo
Hometown: Tuskegee, AL
School: University of North Texas
ITI Advisor: Tao Xie

Why are you interested in studying/working in computer security?
Computer security is interesting because the problems people encounter today affects people tomorrow.

What kind of work would you like to do in the future?
My goal is to work at a national research laboratory. These types of labs combine government problems with academic level research.

What other plans do you have for the future?
Determine what it means to be successful. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Awesome ASEers give adviser a pleasant surprise

On a day like May 26th many many years ago, Prof. Tao Xie, principal investigator of the ASE group, was born. In celebration of his birthday, graduate student members of the ASE group wished to gift the adviser a meaningful present.

Surprisingly, selecting a gift was not the difficult part, ASE members quickly deduced that prof  Xie needed an upgrade for his wardrobe since his favorite T-Shirt is from a relic version of  SIGSOFT ISSTA conference. ASE members thought the new Illinois Fighting Illini Nike Never Stops T-Shirt would be a great choice. However, the most difficult part was finding the adviser since the month of May includes several business trips in the US and China.

Although late, Prof. Xie finally received his gift. ASEers, Angello, Chiao, Davis, Ping, Wei, and Wing wish Prof. Xie a Happy Birthday!