ASE - People

The ASE research lab is looking for bright, motivated (undergrad or grad) students and other colleagues to work on research projects related to automated software engineering.

Principal Investigator

Current Ph.D. Students

Alumni PhD

  • Xueqing Liu (Aug 12-May 19) co-advised with ChengXiang Zhai
  • First Employment: Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  • Wei Yang (Aug 13-, NCSU Aug 11-July 13) co-advised with Carl Gunter
  • First Employment: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Xusheng Xiao (Aug 09-June 14, NCSU PhD) co-advised with Laurie Williams
  • Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • First Employment: NEC Labs America, USA
  • Kunal Taneja (Aug 06-Dec 12, NCSU PhD) [Dissertation]
  • Current Employment: Google, USA
  • First Employment: Accenture Technology Lab, USA
  • SureshThummalapenta (Jan 07-Dec 10, NCSU PhD) [Dissertation]
  • Current Employment: TSE Team, Microsoft, USA
  • First Employment: IBM Research, India
  • Mithun Acharya (Jan 06-May 09, NCSU PhD) [Dissertation]
  • Current Employment: TOTVS Labs, USA
  • Employment: ABB Corporate Research, USA

Alumni M.S.

Alumni Visiting Professors/Students

  • Zhilei Ren (Oct 18-Oct 19)
  • Zelin Zhao (Nanjing Univerity) (Sept 17-Sept 18)
  • Mingming Zhang (Beihang University) (Sept 16-Sept 18)
  • Tianyu Wo (Beihang University) (Sept 16-Sept 17)
  • Ricardo Brito (Visiting MS student at U. Macau) (June 17-Aug 17)
  • Qin Yi (Visiting Ph.D. student at Nanjing University) (Oct 15-Oct 16)
    • Pinjia He (Visiting Ph.D. student at Chinese University of Hong Kong) (July 16-Sept 16)
  • Yuan Yao (Visiting Ph.D. student at Nanjing University, Sept 12-March 13)
  • Linghao Zhang (Visiting Ph.D. student at Nanjing University, Aug 10-Aug 11)
  • Nuo Li (Visiting Ph.D. student at Beihang University, Sept 07-Aug 09) co-advised with Mao-zhong Jin
  • Wujie Zheng (Visiting Ph.D. student at Chinese University of Hong Kong) (April 09-May 09)

Current/Past Undergraduate Students (ASE REU Blog)

High School Students


To get a quick start on research, you can read his advice on getting a start into research, his advice on writing research papers. You can read introductory readings of software testing research.