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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University. Before joining MSU, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at SAIL at Queens University led by Prof. Ahmed E. Hassan (IEEE fellow). I obtained my Ph.D. from School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University under the supervision of Prof. David Lo and Prof. Lingxiao Jiang in 2015 and bachelor degree from Zhejiang University in 2010. I visited Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2013.

My research focuses on: software engineering and data mining. My goal is to build fundamental knowledge and algorithms to help software developers retrieve and leverage big software data (e.g., code repositories, developer social media) effectively and efficiently. My research interests cover:

  • Recommendation system

  • Data-driven software engineering

  • Software debugging

  • Program comprehension

  • Software repository mining

  • Secure software development

Multiple fully funded PhD and Master positions are available.

Please contact me with your CV, your transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS score , and a short explanation of why you would like to work with me. Visitors are welcome!

News

[5/2020] Our paper A Study of Bug Management Using the Stack Exchange Question and Answering Platform was accepted in TSE. Congratulations, Adi!

[4/2020] Our paper Studying the Association between Bountysource Bounties and the Issue-addressing Likelihood of GitHub Issue Reports was accepted in TSE. Congratulations, Jiayuan!

[1/2020]I will serve on program committee of ASE 2020.

[1/2020]I will serve on program committee of ICPC 2020.

[1/2020] Three papers (Haoxiang's, Gopi's, Jiayuan's ) were accepted as Journal First and will be presenting at ICSE 2020.

[11/2019] Our paper Reading Answers on Stack Overflow: Not Enough! was accepted in TSE. Congratulations Haoxiang!

[11/2019] I will serve on program committee of SANER 2020.

[10/2019] I will serve on organization committee of FSE 2020.

[09/2019] I will serve on organization committee of MOBILESoft 2020.

[08/2019] I am happy to announce that I will join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) as an assistant professor.

[07/2019] Our paper Impact of Discretization Noise on Machine Learning Classifiers when Studying Software Engineering Datasets was accepted in TSE. Congratulations Gopi!

[07/2019] Our paper Bounties on Technical Q&A Sites: A Case Study of Stack Overflow Bounties was accepted in EMSE 2019. Congratulations Jiayuan.

[06/2019] I am happy to announce that I received Distinguished Reviewer Awards of EMSE 2018 (5 out of ~450).

Recent publications

2020

  1. [J13] A Study of Bug Management Using the Stack Exchange Question and Answering Platform. Aaditya Bhatia, Shaowei Wang, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, and Ahmed E. Hassan, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 2020.

  2. [J12] Studying the Association between Bountysource Bounties and the Issue-addressing Likelihood of GitHub Issue Reports. Jiayuan Zhou, Shaowei Wang, Cor-Paul Bezemer, Ying Zou, Ahmed E. Hassan, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 2020. [PDF]

2019

  1. [J11] Reading Answers on Stack Overflow: Not Enough! Haoxiang Zhang, Shaowei Wang, Tse-Hsun Chen, Ahmed, E. Hassan, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 2019. [PDF]

  2. [J10] Impact of Discretization Noise on Machine Learning Classifiers when Studying Software Engineering Datasets. Gopi Krishnan Rajbahadur, Shaowei Wang, Yasutaka Kamei, Ahmed E Hassan, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2019 (TSE). [PDF]

  3. [J9] Bounties on Technical Q&A Sites: A Case Study of Stack Overflow Bounties. Jiayuan Zhou, Shaowei Wang, Cor-Paul Bezemer, Ahmed E. Hassan, Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), 2019. [PDF]

  4. [J8] An Empirical Study of Obsolete Answers on Stack Overflow . Haoxiang Zhang, Shaowei Wang, Tse-Hsun Chen, Ying Zou, Ahmed, E. Hassan, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 2019. [PDF]

2018

  1. [J7] How Do Users Revise Answers on Technical Q&A Websites? A Case Study on Stack Overflow. Shaowei Wang, Tse-Hsun Chen, Ahmed, E. Hassan, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2018 (TSE). [PDF]

  2. [J6] How Do Developers Utilize Source Code from Stack Overflow? Yuhao Wu, Shaowei Wang, Cor-Paul Bezemer, Katsuro Inoue. Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), 2018. [PDF]

  3. [J5] Studying the consistency of star ratings and reviews of popular free hybrid android and iOS apps, Hanyang Hu, Shaowei Wang, Cor-Paul Bezemer, Ahmed E. Hassan. Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), 2018. [PDF]