University of California, Los Angeles
Computer Science Department
Engineering VI, Room 474
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Ms. Edna Todd
My research focuses on software engineering. I
am a Director of Software Engineering and
Analysis Laboratory at UCLA. My research focuses on software
engineering support for big data analytics and
understanding how data scientists work in
Research: I am an expert on software
evolution, and I am known for my research on code
clones--code duplication detection, management, and removal
solutions. I have taken a leadership role in creating and defining
the emerging area that intersects software engineering and data
science. I have conducted the
largest scale study of data scientists in industry and
developed automated debugging
and testing for Apache Spark, a widely-used big data system.
Several companies tech-transferred my research on code clones and
big data analytics debugging.
Funding: I am leading a 4.9M
Office of Naval Research project on synergistic software
customization as a PI. My research is supported by grants from
National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office
of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Okawa
Foundation, and Samsung.
Advising: My former PhD students are professors
at Columbia University and Virginia
Talks & Organization: I gave a Keynote
Talk at ASE 2019. I am a Program
Co-Chair of ESEC/FSE 2022, the 30th ACM Joint European
Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations
of Software Engineering. I also gave a Distinguished
Lecture at UC Irvine, a Keynote
Talk on mining Big Code. I am the lead organizer of a
Dagstuhl Seminar on SE4ML---Software
Engineering for AI-ML based Systems. I am a Program Co-Chair
of ICSME 2019, the 35th
IEEE International Conference on Software Evolution and
Maintenance. I am an Associate Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Software Engineering.
History: I ranked No. 1 among all
engineering and science students in KAIST in 2001 and received the
Korean Ministry of
Education, Science, and Technology Award, the highest honor
given to an undergraduate student in Korea in 2001.
ONR Software Security Summer School (August 5th 2020, 2:30 PM
Miryung Kim is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer
Science at the University of
California, Los Angeles. She received her B.S. in
Computer Science from Korea
Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2001 and her
M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University
of Washington under the supervision of Dr. David
Notkin in 2003 and 2008 respectively. She received an NSF
CAREER award in 2011, a Microsoft
Engineering Innovation Foundation Award in 2011, an IBM
Innovation Award in 2009, a Google
Faculty Research Award in 2014, and an Okawa
Foundation Research Grant Award in 2015. Between January 2009
and August 2014, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University
of Texas at Austin. She joined UCLA as an Associate Professor
with Tenure in 2014, and she was promoted to Full Professor in 2019.
She is a Humboldt
Research Fellow from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She
also spent time as a visiting researcher at the Research in Software
Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft
during the summer of 2011 and 2014. As a side activity, I am
passionate about improving diversity
in computing and have created Mommy
Computer Science Camp, which is designed to teach the basic
concepts of Computer Science to 4 to 6 year old children using
hands-on activities without using computers. Its story was featured
Our paper on RefFinder received the Most
Influential Paper Award from ICSME 2020 ---a 10 year
retrospective award based on the research impact and
Our paper on influence-function based debugging of big data
analytics with dynamic taint analysis is accepted to SoCC
Our paper on fuzz testing of big data analytics is accepted to ASE
Our UCLA team is demonstrating JDebloat as a part of ONR
Software Security Summer School.
I am giving an ICSE
2020 Technical Briefing Talk about Software Engineering for
My former PhD student Muhammad Ali Gulzar is joining Virginia Tech
as a tenure track faculty member in Fall 2020.
Our paper on testing deep neural networks and investigation of test
criteria is accepted to ESEC/FSE 2020.
Our paper on debloating modern Java applications is accepted to
Our paper on refactoring for heterogeneous computing with FPGA is
accepted to ICSE
Our study on data driven-API design is accepted to CHI
Our paper on attacks and defenses of self-driving vehicles is
accepted to PerCom
Our paper on composite refactoring is accepted to MSR
My paper on software engineering for data analytics is accepted to
Special Issue on AI in IEEE Software. This article is based my ASE
I am a Program
Co-Chair of ESEC/FSE 2022, ACM Joint European Software
Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software
I am giving a Keynote
Talk at ASE 2019, 34th IEEE/ACM International Conference on
Automated Software Engineering.
Our paper about performance debugging of big data analytics is
accepted to SoCC 2019.
I am awarded an Experienced Humboldt
Research Fellow from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Our paper about native computation of big data analytics is accepted
to SOSP 2019.
Our paper about software development challenges about deep learning
is accepted to ISSRE 2019.
Our paper about symbolic-execution based testing of big data
analytics is accepted to ESEC/FSE 2019. We released our symbolic
execution engine for Scala/Apache Spark.
I am promoted to a Full
Professor in the Computer Science Department at UCLA,
effective July 2019.
Congratulations on my former PhD students, Prof. Baishakhi
Ray and Prof. Na
Meng for receiving NSF CAREER awards.
Congratulations on Dr. Tianyi
Zhang for a successful PhD defense.
Our paper about common adaptation patterns of online code examples
was accepted to ICSE 2019.
Our paper about interactive code search via active learning was
accepted to ICSE 2019.
We released a command-line API misuse detector based on common API
usage patterns mined from 380K Java projects in GitHub. The tool is
now available on the ExampleCheck
I gave a keynote talk on "New
Frontiers of Mining Software Repositories---Usability and
Information Delivery" at the Workshop on Automated Specification
I gave an invited talk at the Vision
Forum in Santa Clara, "Data Science elevating Software
Engineering and Software Engineering elevating Data Science.".
I am the Program Co-Chair of
ICSME 2019--the 35th IEEE International Conference on Software
Maintenance and Evolution.
I am organizing Dagstuhl on "SE4ML
- Software Engineering for AI-ML-based Systems" with Kersting,
Van den Broeck, and Zimmermann.
Our team received an
NSF Medium grant on Automated and Interactive Debugging for
Big Data Analytics. I am leading this project as a PI with a co-PI,
My student Muhammad Gulzar won a Gold
Medal at ACM Student Research Competition at ICSE 2018.
I received Doc
Stevenson Award for Outstanding Faculty in Residence in 2018.
I gave a Distinguished
Lecture at the Institute for Software Research at UC Irvine.
Here's a video link to
my talk. Here is a link to my slides.
Our paper on API usage mining in GitHub and a study of API misuse in
Stack Overflow was accepted to ICSE 2018.
Our paper on visualizing code examples at scale was accepted to CHI
Our team received a 4.9 M grant from Office
of Naval Research on Synergistic Software Customization:
Framework, Algorithms, Tools. I am leading the project as a PI with
co-PIs Jens Palsberg and Harry Xu.
I and my PhD student Gulzar co-presented automated debugging of big
data analytics at 2018
Spark Conference in San Francisco.
We had a UCLA and UCIrvine ONR
project kickoff meeting.
We conducted the
largest scale study of data scientists in software teams. This
study is accepted to TSE.
I presented our study of data scientists at 2018
Strata Conference in San Jose.
My research and Mommy CS camp was featured on the PC
Magazine and DailyBruin.
Our work on big data analytics debugging was invited for a talk at
Software Engineering workshop in London.
Our paper on automated debugging for Apache Spark is accepted to
Our paper on refactoring error detection is accepted to TSE.
Our team received a 1.7M grant from National
Science Foundation and Intel on "A Multi-Paradigm Programming
Infrastructure for Heterogeneous Architectures" (Cong and Kim at
UCLA and Sampson and Zhang at Cornell).
I received a Faculty in Residence Faculty-of-The-Year
Award in 2017.
My student Tianyi Zhang received Google
Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award given by UCLA CS
My student Muhammad Gulzar received Google
Our paper on automated clone transplantation and differential
testing is accepted to ICSE 2017.
I am a Program Board Member for ICSE 2017 and ICSE 2018.
I am an Associate
Editor of TSE, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. TSE
is No 1. Journal in Software Engineering.
Our paper on the interactive debugging primitives for Apache Spark
is accepted to ICSE 2016.
Our paper on the study of data scientists at Microsoft is accepted
to ICSE 2016.
I received an Okawa
Foundation Research Grant Award in 2015.
My PhD graduate, Baishakhi Ray (UT
Austin PhD 2013), is joining University of Virginia, CS as an
My PhD graduate, Na Meng
(UT Austin PhD 2014, co-advised by Kathryn McKinley), is joining
Virginia Tech, CS as an assistant professor.
My postdoc, Myoungkyu
Song (Virginia Tech PhD 2013), is joining University of
Nebraska, Omaha as an assistant professor.
Our collaborative NSF grant on interactive specifications is
I am a General Chair for MSR
2016--the 13th International Conference on Mining Software
I am an Associate Editor of Journal of Empirical Software
Engineering (No 2. Journal in Software Engineering).
Our paper on refactoring of systematic changes is accepted to ICSE
Our paper on interactive code review is accepted to ICSE 2015.
Our Air Force Research Laboratory grant is awarded.
I am creating a new graduate course on Data Science in Software
I am a Program Board Member of ICSE 2016.
I accepted an Associate Professor position with tenure at UCLA.
I received a Google Faculty Research
I am serving on the ICSE 2015 program committee.
Our collaborative NSF CPS grant is
I am serving on FSE 2014 and ICSE 2014 program committees.
Our papers on example-based program transformation are accepted to
ICSE 2013 and ICSE 2013 demo.
Please check out the demonstration video of our example-based
program transformation tool, LASE Eclipse plug-in.
Our paper on cross-system porting is accepted to FSE 2012.
Our paper on the field study of refactoring benefits and challenges
is accepted to FSE 2012.
Our paper on Repertoire is accepted to FSE 2012 formal demonstration
track and the tool is available now.
I am serving on OOPSLA/SPLASH 2012 program committee.
Our paper on Vdiff is accepted to Journal of Automated Software
Our paper on change rule inference is accepted to TSE.
I was invited to a panel at the CRA
Career Mentoring Workshop in DC.
I received an NSF CAREER award.
NSF REU grant is awarded.
I am creating a new Software Engineering and Design Laboratory
Our collaborative NSF CCF SHF grant is awarded.
I am visiting Microsoft Research, the RiSE (Research in Software
I received 2011 Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation
Our paper on edit script derivation is accepted to PLDI 2011.
Our empirical study on refactoring and bug fixes is accepted to ICSE
Our paper on modularity violation detection is accepted to ICSE
A code clone study paper is accepted to FASE 2011.
A Verilog program differencing
algorithm has won ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ASE
NSF-SHF-EAGER grant is awarded.
Ref-Finder Eclipse plug-in is available now (See our FSE 2010 demo
received 2009 IBM Jazz Innovation Award.