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Biography

I am a lecturer (equivalent to U.S. assistant professor) at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. Prior to joining Monash University, I was a post-doctoral research fellow in the software practices lab at the University of British Columbia in Canada, with a specialization in software analytics and mining software repositories. My advisors are Prof. Gail C. Murphy and Prof. Reid Holmes. From 2014 to 2017, I was a research assistant professor at College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, China.

I got my Ph.D degree in June 2014 from College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, China. I was very fortunate to work under the supervision of Prof. Xiaohu Yang, and Prof. Jianling Sun. From July, 2012 to January,2014, I was a visiting student of Prof. David Lo in Singapore Management Universiy.

To help developers and testers improve their productivity, my current research focuses on mining and analyzing rich data in software repositories to uncover interesting and actionable information. I have employed and customized structured and unstructured data analytics techniques – including data mining, information retrieval, natural language processing, search-based algorithms, and program analysis – to transform passive software engineering data into automated tools and new insights.

For more details, please refer to my external personal website.

Keywords

  • Mining Software Repositories
  • Software Analytics
  • Empirical Software Engineering

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Research Output 2013 2018

Automating change-level self-admitted technical debt determination

Yan, M., Xia, X., Shihab, E., Lo, D., Yin, J. & Yang, X., 28 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chaff from the wheat: characterizing and determining valid bug reports

Fan, Y., Xia, X., Lo, D. & Hassan, A. E., 6 Aug 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Characterising deprecated android APIs

Li, L., Gao, J., Bissyande, T., Ma, L., Xia, X. & Klein, J., 2018, Proceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories: MSR 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden, 28-29 May 2018. Kamei, Y. & Hill, E. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 254-264 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Characterizing common and domain-specific package bugs: a case study on Ubuntu

Ren, X., Huang, Q., Xia, X., Xing, Z., Bao, L. & Lo, D., 2018, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2018: 23–27 July 2018 Tokyo, Japan. Reisman, S., Ahamed, S. I., Demartini, C., Conte, T., Liu, L., Claycomb, W., Nakamura, M., Tovar, E., Cimato, S., Lung, C-H., Takakura, H., Yang, J-J., Akiyama, T., Zhang, Z. & Hasan, K. (eds.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. 1. p. 426-431 6 p. 8377690

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Combined classifier for cross-project defect prediction: an extended empirical study

Zhang, Y., Lo, D., Xia, X. & Sun, J., 1 Apr 2018, In : Frontiers of Computer Science. 12, 2, p. 280-296 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review