I am: an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, primarily affiliated with the Institute for Software Research. My research interests span software engineering and programming languages, and especially in how to construct, maintain, evolve, improve/debug, and assure high-quality software systems.

Quick professional bio: Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, Computer Science, from the University of Virginia; B.A., Computer Science, from Harvard College. Before grad school, I spent a year and a half employed as a Software Engineer at IBM in Cambridge, MA, where I specialized in rapid XML processing. Although my time in the Real World was brief, it substantively impacted the types of research problems I find interesting.

An incomplete list of my recent international service includes: PC member for venues that include ASE (2015, 2016), ICSE (2016), ISSTA (2016), SSBSE (2015), ICSME (2014, 2015), Onward! (2015). Reviewer for journals such as TSE, SPE, and JSS. Local Chair for SPLASH 2015 (Pittsburgh, October, 2015; you should come!); co-PC Chair for SSBSE 2014; SSBSE steering committee member (2014-present).

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