Research collaboration leads to Best Paper Award

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A paper entitled, "An Exploratory Study of the Evolution of Communicated Information about the Execution of Large Software Systems," by Weiyi (Ian) Shang, Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, Bram Adams, Ahmed E. Hassan, Michael W. Godfrey, Mohamed Nasser, Parminder Flora, won best paper at the 18th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering held in Limerick, Ireland this October. "While there are several authors, all but one of them, Adams, have strong Waterloo ties," said Cheriton Professor Michael Godfrey. The paper was spun out of a project in Godfrey's graduate course by student Ian Shang, an MSc student at Queens, who took the course while doing a research term at Research in Motion (RIM). Ahmed Hassan, Ian's supervisor, who holds an NSERC Industrial Research Chair at RIM, did his PhD at Waterloo under Professor Ric Holt. Jack Jiang did his MMath with Ric Holt and is now a PhD student under Hassan. Nasser and Flor are RIM employees, and the study was done on data from RIM. View the full paper (PDF) online.

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