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ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ESEC/FSE 2020

August 20, 2020

PhD student Rangeet Pan and Hridesh Rajan have received an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium...

Pan earns 2nd Place at the ACM Student Research Competition at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)

July 30, 2020

Graduate student Rangeet Pan earned second place at the ACM Student Research Competition at 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2020 for his work...

Alumni Mehdi Bagherzadeh receives EAPLS Best Paper Award

July 29, 2020

The EAPLS Best Paper Award 2020 is awarded to the paper “An Empirical Study on the Use and Misuse of Java 8 Streams”, by Raffi...

Md Johirul Islam defends PhD thesis

July 15, 2020

Md Johirul Islam has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Towards Understanding the Challenges Faced by Machine Learning Software Developers and Enabling Automated Solutions”. The...

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Our paper on decomposing a Deep Neural Network into Modules is selected for ESEC/FSE'20

May 19, 2020

This work presents takes the first step toward decomposing a monolithic deep neural network (DNN) into modules so that components of the deep neural network...

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Our paper on Empirical Study on Model Fairness is selected for ESEC/FSE'20

May 19, 2020

This work presents a comprehensive study of machine learning models to understand whether they exhibit bias. The paper’s abstract: ``Machine learning models are increasingly being...

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Lab launches data science infrastructure to advance COVID-19 research

March 30, 2020

As researchers and public-health experts join forces to battle COVID-19, computer scientists from Iowa State University have developed a data science infrastructure that will drastically...

Our paper on Bespoke Control Flow Analysis CFA at Scale is selected for ICSE'20

December 08, 2019

This work proposes bespoke control flow analysis (bcfa), a novel source code analysis technique for performing large scale source code analysis over the control flow...

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Our paper on Repairing Deep Neural Networks is selected for ICSE'20

December 08, 2019

This work presents a comprehensive study of bug repair patterns for five DNN libraries The paper’s abstract: ``Significant interest in applying Deep Neural Network (DNN)...

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Samantha-Syed Khairunnesa has successfully passed her PhD preliminary exam

December 06, 2019

Samantha-Syed Khairunnesa has successfully passed the PhD preliminary exam. The proposal abstract: ``Uncertainty is an integral part of ML programs, and, it is to be...

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Md Johirul Islam defends MS thesis

September 30, 2019

Md Johirul Islam has successfully defended his Masters of Science thesis. The thesis abstract: ``Big data-driven transportation engineering has the potential to improve the utilization...

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Hamid Bagheri has successfully passed his PhD preliminary exam

September 25, 2019

Hamid Bagheri has successfully passed the PhD preliminary exam. The proposal abstract: ``Every day, many scientists around the world use NCBI’s non-redundant (NR) database to...

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Hamid Bagheri defends MS thesis

September 25, 2019

Hamid Bagheri has successfully defended his Masters of Science degree. The thesis abstract: ``Creating a scalable computational infrastructure to analyze the wealth of information contained...

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Biswas Presenting Python Dataset at MSR 2019

May 25, 2019

Sumon Biswas will describe our brand new dataset at the MSR 2019 Conference. This work describes a new dataset that we have created to study...

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2019 Midwest Big Data Summer School

May 20, 2019

Building on the inaugural 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions, the 2019 edition has started. This edition will be held from May 20-23, 2019 in Ames,...

Fulbright Award Leads to International Workshop

December 17, 2018

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board had selected Prof. Rajan for the 2018-19 U.S. Scholar Award. This award led to an international workshop on...

Prof. Hridesh Rajan receives 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

March 07, 2018

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Prof. Rajan for the 2018-19 U.S. Scholar Award. According to the award letter "The Fulbright Program,...

Registration open for 2018 Midwest Big Data Summer School

February 19, 2018

Early registration is now open for the 2018 Midwest Big Data Summer School to be held from May 14-17, 2018 in Ames, Iowa on Iowa...

Two Papers Selected to Appear at ICSE 2018

December 15, 2017

Our lab has had two papers selected to appear at the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering to be held at Gothenberg, Sweden from May...

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Ganesha Upadhyaya passes his PhD thesis defense

November 17, 2017

Ganesha Upadhyaya, a graduate student in the Dept. of Computer Science and a member of the Laboratory for Software Design successfully defended his PhD thesis...

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ACM Recognizes Dr. Hridesh Rajan as a Distinguished Member

November 08, 2017

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recognized Dr. Hridesh Rajan as one of 43 distinguished member for 2017. More details can be found here....

2017 Midwest Big Data Summer School, a success!

July 10, 2017

The 2017 Midwest Big Data Summer School held from July 10-14, 2017 in Ames, Iowa on Iowa State University campus was another successful edition. Over...

Dr. Zhen Yu joins as Postdoctoral Fellow

June 29, 2017

Dr. Zhen Yu has joined the Laboratory for Software Design as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Yu who prefers to go by Zhen obtained his Ph.D....

Registration open for 2017 Midwest Big Data Summer School

May 12, 2017

Early registration is now open for the 2017 Midwest Big Data Summer School to be held from July 10-14, 2017 in Ames, Iowa on Iowa...

Prof. Hridesh Rajan Named Kingland Professor

May 02, 2017

Prof. Hridesh Rajan, professor in the Department of Computer Science, was named Kingland Professor of Data Analytics. Rajan is the director of the Laboratory for...

Nitin Tiwari passes his M.S. thesis defense

April 14, 2017

Nitin Tiwari, a graduate student in the computer science and a member of the Laboratory for Software Design successfully defended his Masters thesis today. His...

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A Paper on Candoia Platform and Ecosystem will Appear at MSR 2017, a conference co-located with ICSE 2017

March 14, 2017

A paper on the Candoia Platform and Ecosystem has been accepted at the 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2017), a conference co-located...

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Graduate Research Assistant Needed in the Panini Project

February 10, 2017

The Laboratory for Software Design in the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University is seeking a graduate student to work on the Panini...

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Laboratory for Software Design Recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow

February 05, 2017

The Laboratory for Software Design in the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the Boa...

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