I lead the Software PErformance, Analysis, and Reliability (SPEAR) lab at Concordia University. My research focuses on improving the quality of large-scale software systems. Specifically, I work on areas such as log analysis and AIOps, software performance analysis, software testing, and mining software repositories. My research group has extensive collaboration with companies such as Ericsson, Microsoft, and BlackBerry. The research tools developed by myself and my students were integrated into industrial practice for ensuring the quality of large-scale enterprise systems.
In particular, my research aims to solve challenges such as:
To perspective graduate students: Concordia has a very strong research presence in Software Engineering. Concordia’s Software Engineering is currently ranked as the top 10 in the world. Concordia is also ranked as one of the top 100 universities under 50 years old in the world . Graduated students from the SPEAR lab are how tenure-track assistant professors at top universities in the world (e.g., University of Alberta) or working as a senior researcher in industry. Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and is ranked as the best city for students in the world.
PhD in Computer Science
MSc in Computer Science
BSc in Computer Science
University of British Columbia
Venues: 13 TSE (A*), 10 ICSE (A*), 4 FSE (A*), 2 TOSEM (A*), 3 ASE (A*), 10 EMSE (A), 2 ICSME (A), 1 TR (A), 3 JSS (A), 4 MSR (A), 1 ICDEW
*Ranked according to core ranking, where A* indicates the top venues in the research area, and A indicates highly-respected venues in the research area.
Organizing Committee and Journal Editor
Program Committee Member