Research

Journal Papers

  1. An Examination of the Current Rating System used in Mobile App Stores
    Authors - Israel, J. Mojica Ruiz; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams; Thorsten, Berger; Steffen, Dienst and Hassan, Ahmed E.
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  2. Examining the Relationship between FindBugs Warnings and End User Ratings A Case Study On 10000 Android Apps
    Authors - Hammad, Khalid; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Hassan, Ahmed E.
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  3. Investigating the Effect of Defect Co fix on Quality Assurance Resource Allocation A Search based Approach
    Authors - Hadi, Hemmati; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  4. A Large Scale Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Build Technology and Build Maintenance
    Authors - Shane, McIntosh; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams; Audris, Mockus and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  5. On Ad Library Updates in Android Apps
    Authors - Israel, J. Mojica Ruiz; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams; Thorsten, Berger; Steffen, Dienst and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  6. On the Relationship between the Number of Ad Libraries in an Android App and its Rating
    Authors - Israel, J. Mojica Ruiz; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams; Thorsten, Berger; Steffen, Dienst and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  7. Replicating and Re evaluating the Theory of Relative Defect Proneness
    Authors - Mark, D. Syer; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  8. Studying the Relationship Between Source Code Quality and Mobile Platform Dependence
    Authors - Mark, D. Syer; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  9. What Do Mobile App Users Complain About A Study on Free iOS Apps
    Authors - Hammad, Khalid; Emad, Shihab; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  10. A Large Scale Empirical Study on Software Reuse in Mobile Apps
    Authors - Israel, J. Mojica; Bram, Adams; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Steffen, Dienst; Thorsten, Berger and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  11. Studying the Relationship between Logging Characteristics and the Code Quality of Platform Software
    Authors - Weiyi, Shang; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  12. The Impact of Classifier Configuration and Classifier Combination on Bug Localization
    Authors - Stephen, W. Thomas; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Dorothea, Blostein and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  13. Towards Improving Statistical Modelling of Software Engineering Data Think Locally Act Globally
    Authors - Nicolas, Bettenburg; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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Conference Papers

  1. An Empirical Study of Goto in C Code from GitHub Repositories
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan; Romain, Robbes; Yasutaka, Kamei; Eric, Tanter; Shane, McIntosh; Audris, Mockus and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  2. Do Bugs Foreshadow Vulnerabilities A Study of the Chromium Project
    Authors - Felivel, Camilo; Andrew, Meneely and Meiyappan, Nagappan
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  3. The Uniqueness of Changes Characteristics and Applications
    Authors - Baishakhi, Ray; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Christian, Bird; Nachiappan, Nagappan and Thomas, Zimmermann
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  4. Truth in Advertising The Hidden Cost of Mobile Ads for Software Developers
    Authors - Jiaping, Gui; Stuart, Mcilroy; Meiyappan, Nagappan and William, G.J. Halfond
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  5. What Are the Characteristics of High Rated Apps A Case Study on Free Android Applications
    Authors - Yuan, Tian; Meiyappan, Nagappan; David, Lo and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  6. An Empirical Study of Dormant Bugs
    Authors - Tse, Hsun Chen; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Emad, Shihab and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  7. An Industrial Case Study of Automatically Identifying Performance Regression Causes
    Authors - Thanh, H. D. Nguyen; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Ahmed, E. Hassan; Mohamed, Nasser and Parminder, Flora
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  8. Continuous Validation of Load Test Suites
    Authors - Mark, D. Syer; Zhen, Ming Jiang; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Ahmed, E. Hassan; Mohamed, Nasser and Parminder, Flora
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  9. Mining Co Change Information to Understand when Build Changes are Necessary
    Authors - Shane, Mcintosh; Bram, Adams; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  10. Prioritizing The Devices To Test Your App On A Case Study Of Android Game Apps
    Authors - Hammad, Khalid; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Emad, Shihab, and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  11. Understanding Log Lines Using Development Knowledge
    Authors - Weiyi, Shang; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Ahmed, E. Hassan and Zhen, Ming Jiang
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  12. Diversity in Software Engineering Research
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan; Thomas, Zimmermann and Christian, Bird
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  13. Leveraging Performance Counters and Execution Logs to Diagnose Memory Related Performance Issues
    Authors - Mark, D. Syer; Zhen, Ming Jiang; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Ahmed, E. Hassan; Mohamed, Nasser and Parminder, Flora
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  14. Predicting Bugs Using Antipatterns
    Authors - Seyyed, Ehsan Salamati Taba; Foutse, Khomh; Ying, Zou; Ahmed, E. Hassan and Meiyappan, Nagappan
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  15. Revisiting Prior Empirical Findings For Mobile Apps An Empirical Case Study on the 15 Most Popular Open Source Android Apps
    Authors - Mark, D. Syer; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  16. Revisiting Software Development Effort Estimation Based on Early Phase Development Activities
    Authors - Masateru, Tsunoda; Koji, Toda; Kyohei, Fushida; Yasutaka, Kamei; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ubayashi, Naoyasu
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  17. An Empirical Study of Build System Migrations in Practice Case Studies on KDE and the Linux Kernel
    Authors - Roman, Suvorov; Bram, Adams; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Ahmed, Hassan and Ying, Zou
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  18. Explaining Software Defects Using Topic Models
    Authors - Tse-Hsun, Chen; Stephen, W. Thomas; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  19. Think Locally, Act Globally Improving Defect and Effort Prediction Models
    Authors - Nicolas, Bettenburg; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  20. Understanding Reuse in the Android Market
    Authors - Israel, J. Mojica Ruiz; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Bram, Adams and Ahmed, E. Hassan
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  21. Efficiently Extracting Operational Profiles from Execution Logs using Suffix Arrays
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan; Kesheng, Wu and Mladen, A. Vouk
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  22. Dynamic Task Scheduling Using Parallel Genetic Algorithms for Heterogeneous Distributed Computing
    Authors - Nedunchelian, Ramanujam; Koushik, Kalyanaraman; Meiyappan, Nagappan and Raghu, Viswanathan
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Workshops

  1. Debugging Revisited Toward Understanding the Debugging Needs of Contemporary Software Developers
    Authors - Lucas, Layman; Madeline, Diep; Meiyappan, Nagappan; Janice, Singer; Robert, Deline and Gina, Venolia
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  2. Creating Operational Profiles of Software Systems by Transforming their Log Files to Directed Cyclic Graphs
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  3. Efficient Operational Profiling of Systems using Suffix Arrays on Execution Logs
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan; Mladen, A. Vouk; Kesheng, Wu; Alex, Sim and Arie, Shoshani
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  4. Modeling Cloud Failure Data: A Case Study of the Virtual Computing Lab
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan; Aaron, Peeler and Mladen, Vouk
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  5. Which Code Construct Metrics are Symptoms of Post Release Failures
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan; Brendan, Murphy and Mladen, Vouk
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  6. Abstracting Log Lines to Log Event Types for Mining Software System Logs
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan and Mladen, A. Vouk
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  7. Analysis of Execution Log Files
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  8. A Model for Sharing of Confidential Provenance Information in a Query Based System
    Authors - Meiyappan, Nagappan and Mladen, A. Vouk
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Publication Filter

Venue

Year

Domain

Invited Talks and Tutorials Presented

  • Nagappan, M, Mirakohorli, M "Big(ger) Data in Software Engineering" , Technical Briefing at ICSE 2015, Florence, Italy, May 2015.
  • Nagappan, M, "Big(ger) Data in Software Engineering", Invited talk at MSR Asia, Tokyo, Japan, November 2014. (25-30 attendees).
  • Nagappan, M, "Analytics on Ad Library Maintenance in Android Apps", Invited talk at Dagstuhl Seminar 14261 - Software Development Analytics, Dagstuhl, Germany, June 2014. (30 - 40 attendees).
  • Nagappan, M, "Big(ger) Data in Software Engineering", Invited talk at IIT Madras, Chennai, India, June 2014. (25-30 attendees).
  • Nagappan, M, "Leveraging Performance Counters and Execution Logs to Diagnose Memory-Related Performance Issues", Invited talk at Tata Research Development \& Design Centre}, Pune, India, October 2013. (15-20 attendees).
  • Nagappan, M, "Large Scale Studies of Mobile Apps in the Android and iOS Markets", Invited talk at IBM Research, India}, Bangalore, India, October 2013. (25-30 attendees).
  • Nagappan, M, "Statistics in Software Engineering: Pitfalls and Good Practices", ESEC/FSE 2013}, Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 2013. (25-30 attendees).
  • Nagappan, M, "Large Scale Studies of Mobile Apps in the Android and iOS Markets", Invited talk at Microsoft Research}, Redmond, WA, May 2013. (25-30 attendees).
  • Nagappan, M, "Towards Improving Statistical Modelling of Software Engineering Data: Think Locally, Act Globally!", Talk at the Symposium on Augmenting Software Developer Support to Improve Productivity}, Monte Verit\`a, Ascona, Switzerland, March 2013. (50-60 attendees).

Thesis

  • Nagappan, M, "A Framework for Analyzing Software System Log Files", PhD Dissertation, North Carolina State University, 2008.
  • Nagappan, M, "A Model for Sharing of Confidential Provenance Information in a Query Based System", PhD. Qualifiers Exam, North Carolina State University, 2008.
  • Nagappan, M, "Dynamic Scheduling of tasks in a Grid Environment", Senior Thesis, SVCE, Anna University, May 2006.

Refereed Posters

  • Ilkay Altintas, George Chin, Daniel Crawl, Terence Critchlow, David Koop, Jeff Ligon, Bertram Ludaescher, Pierre Mouallem, Meiyappan Nagappan, Norbert Podhorszki, Claudio Silva, MladenVouk, "Provenance in Kepler-based Scientific Workflow Systems," Poster # 41, at Microsoft eScience Workshop Friday Center, University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill, NC, October 13 - 15, 2007, pp. 82.
  • Roselyne Barreto, Terence Critchlow, Ayla Khan, Scott Klasky, Leena Kora, Jeffrey Ligon, Pierre Mouallem, Meiyappan Nagappan, Norbert Podhorszki, Mladen Vouk, "Managing and Monitoring Scientific Workflows through Dashboards," Poster # 93, at Microsoft eScience Workshop Friday Center, University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill, NC, October 13 - 15, 2007, pp. 108.