Seminar on Software Analytics and its Application in Software Development Practice
Title: Software Analytics and its Application in Software Development Practice
Speaker: Dr. Dongmei Zhang
Senior Researcher and Research Manager
Software Analytics group
Microsoft Research Asia
Date: 18 May 2012
Time: 11:45am – 12:30pm
Venue: Room 513 William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK
A huge wealth of various data exists in software lifecycle, including source code, feature specifications, bug reports, test cases, execution traces/logs, and real-world user feedback, etc. Data plays an essential role in modern software development, because hidden in the data is information about the quality of software and services as well as the dynamics of software development. With various analytical and computing technologies, software analytics is to enable software practitioners to perform effective and efficient data exploration and analysis in order to obtain insightful and actionable information for data-driven tasks in engineering software and services. In this talk, I will introduce the software analytics research in Microsoft Research Asia; and I will also share our experiences on how we utilize our research results to help solve some real problems in software development at Microsoft.
About the speaker:
Dr. Dongmei Zhang is a Senior Researcher of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). She is also the research manager of the Software Analytics group at MSRA. Her research interests include data-driven software analysis, machine learning, information visualization and large-scale computing platform. She founded the Software Analytics group at MSRA in 2009. Since then she has been leading the group to research and develop innovative data exploration and analysis technologies to help improve the quality of software and services as well as the software development productivity. Her group collaborates closely with major product divisions in Microsoft, and has developed, deployed and transferred software analytics tools that have created high business impacts to Microsoft products and services.
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