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.


March 2021

Congratulations to Ferdian THUNG and KANG Hong Jin for the acceptance of two TSE papers "Legion: Massively Composing Rankers for Improved Bug Localization at Adobe" and "Active Learning of Discriminative Subgraph Patterns for API Misuse Detection".

March 2021

Two large multi-university projects SOAR participated in have been approved: "The Science of Certified AI" and "Trust to Train and Train to Trust: Agent Training Programs for Safety-Critical Environments".

March 2021

Congratulations to Gede Artha Azriadi PRANA and Abhishek SHARMA for the acceptance of their EMSE paper "Out of Sight, Out of Mind? How Vulnerable Dependencies Affect Open-Source Projects".

January 2021

Congratulations to Stefanus AGUS HARYONO, Ferdian THUNG and KANG Hong Jin for getting their paper on "AndroEvolve: Automated Update for Android Deprecated-API Usages" accepted by the tool demo track of ICSE 2021.

January 2021

Congratualations to Dr. David Lo for being promoted to be a Full Professor at SMU!

November 2020

Congratulations to Dr. David LO for being ranked among the top-2% scientists worldwide (in the field of software engineering), according to a study by Stanford Universty.

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