Welcome to SOAR Website!

We are SOAR (SOftware Analytics Research) group at School of Computing and Information System, Singapore Management University. We primarily work at the intersection of software engineering, cybersecurity and data science, encompassing socio-technical aspects, and analysis of different kinds of software artefacts (e.g., code, execution traces, bug reports, Q&A posts, and developer networks) and the interplay among them. We are particularly interested in transforming passive software engineering data into automated tools that can improve system reliability, security, and performance, increase developer productivity, and generate new insights for decision makers. We are also interested in connecting with practitioners to distil insights and discover pain points that can help direct future research effort.

“Soar High to The Endless Sky”

Our group loves to collaborate. Aside from colleagues in SMU, our group has collaborated with Microsoft Research (Redmond and India), Adobe (USA), SAP (Germany), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA), CMU (USA), NUS, NTU, Zhejiang University (China), Peking University (China), Chinese University of Hong Kong (China), IIITD (India), Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), Tel Aviv University (Israel), University of Milano-Biccoca (Italy), DIKU (Denmark), Inria (France), Monash University (Australia), Australian National University (Australia), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and many more.

Our work has been published in top/major conferences and journals in the areas of software engineering (ICSE, FSE, ASE, ISSTA, ICSME, PLDI, TSE, TOSEM), artificial intelligence and data science (IJCAI, AAAI, KDD, VLDB, ICDE, ACL), and cybersecurity (ESORICS, TIFS).

We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Research Engineers to join the team (more info)! We are grateful for funding from NRF, MoE, AI Singapore, and SDSC.


July 2021

Congratulations to Gede Artha Azriadi PRANA and KANG Hong Jin for being awarded AY2021 Presidential Doctoral Fellowship.

June 2021

Congratulations to Zhou YANG and Muhammad Hilmi ASYROFI for the acceptance of two ESEC/FSE tool demo papers "CrossASR++: A Modular Differential Testing Framework for Automatic Speech Recognition" and "BiasRV: Uncovering Biased Sentiment Predictions at Runtime".

June 2021

Congratulations to Gede Artha Azriadi PRANA for the acceptance of his TSE paper titled "Including Everyone, Everywhere: Understanding Opportunities and Challenges of Geographic Gender-Inclusion in OSS".

June 2021

Congratulations to XU Bowen, HOANG Van Duc Thong, Abhishek SHARMA, and YANG Chengran for the acceptance of their TSE paper titled "Post2Vec: Learning Distributed Representations of Stack Overflow Posts".

June 2021

Congratulations to Stefanus AGUS HARYONO, ZHOU Xin, Ferdian THUNG, and HAN DongGyun for the acceptance of their ICSME papers "Assessing Generalizability of CodeBERT" and "Characterization and Automatic Updates of Deprecated Machine-Learning API Usages".

May 2021

Congratualations to Dr. David Lo for being nominated for 2021 SMU Undergraduate Excellent Teacher Award.

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