Research Impact Highlights
- Mobile App Security:
Recent work on developing Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques
that analyze natural-language descriptions for a mobile app to assess
risk related to the permissions declared for the app. See the USENIX
Security 2013 paper on Whyper. Various companies expressed strong
interest in the Whyper approach/tool. Stay tuned for more updates!
- Software Analytics:
Recent and ongoing work on Software
Analytics with successful technology transfer in collaboration
Research Asia is being produced. See the ICSE
2012 paper on StackMine, ACSAC
2012 paper on XIAO, SRDS 2012 short paper
and ASE 2012 short paper
on log mining along with MALETS
2011 position paper/presentation
slides and ICSE
2012 SEIP Mini-Tutorial.
- Software Testing: The
contributed Fitnex technique
[DSN 2009] went into Pex
releases (produced by Microsoft Research) since Sept. 2008; substantial
collaborative work upon Pex has been published widely in top
software engineering venues.
- Pex has had high download
counts in industry and academia, e.g., more than 30,000 during a
20-month period of Feb. 2008-Oct. 2009.
- Educational Gamification:
The contributed concept
Duel games went into Pex for Fun releases since
Summer 2010 and Code
Hunt releases since Spring 2014 (both produced by
Microsoft Research). See the
ICSE 2013 SEE paper
on Pex for Fun.
- Since its release in Summer 2010 till Oct. 2012, for only about two
years, Pex for Fun has already had over 1 million game-play
interactions made by players around the world.
- Security Policies:
The jointly-developed NCSU/NIST
ACPT (Access Control Policy
Tool) is available as a
- As of Sept. 2012, ACPT had been downloaded more than 130 copies by
industrial and government organizations including: NSA, MITRE, DISA,
NOAA, SAIC, DNI, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Fermi Lab, BAE
system, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, SMI, VA government, John
Hopkins University, and organizations from foreign countries (the
number of downloads is still growing every week).
slides, publications, Google
Analytics for SE, Code
Engineering for Mobile/Internet Computing, and Educational
with recent themes as
Engineering Community: Chronology,
Map, Statistics , ...
Portal: Advice on
Writing Research Papers, Mapping
Out a Research Agenda, Research/advising
ASE Group: Group News Blog,
REU blog, K12
ASE Research overview, ...
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