Seminar: Software Analytics: Data Analytics for Software Engineering and Security

Event Date: 
Fri, 2017-09-08 11:15 - 12:15

Speaker: Tao Xie, University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign

Location: 2150 Torgersen Hall


A huge wealth of various data exists in software life cycle, including source/byte code, feature specifications, bug reports, test cases, execution traces/logs, and real-world user feedback, etc. Data plays an essential role in modern software development, because hidden in the data is information about the quality of software and services as well as the dynamics of software development. Software analytics is to utilize data-driven approaches to enable software practitioners to perform data exploration and analysis in order to obtain insightful and actionable information for completing various tasks around software systems, software users, and software development process, cutting across the areas of software engineering and security, etc.


Tao Xie is a Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His research interests are in software engineering, focusing on software testing, program analysis, software analytics, software security, and educational software engineering. He received a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborators Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, an IBM Jazz Innovation Award, and three-time IBM Faculty Awards. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. His homepage is at