June 03, 2022
SCS Research Claims Top Honors at ICSE 2022
By Josh Quicksall
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science claimed several top awards last week at the 44th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE).
Held in Pittsburgh this year, ICSE is widely regarded as the preeminent global conference on software engineering. The event regularly draws more than 1,000 researchers and practitioners from around the world highlighting cutting edge innovations, identifying trends, and addressing problem spaces across the field of software engineering.
This year, in addition to presenting dozens of papers, researchers from the Institute for Software Research (ISR) beat out hundreds of competitors and claimed three of the nine Distinguished Paper Awards granted at the conference.
The honors, which are among the most prestigious granted by ACM/IEEE, were awarded to:
- “Collaboration Challenges in Building ML-Enabled Systems: Communication, Documentation, Engineering, and Process.”Authors: Nadia Nahar, Shurui Zhou (SCS 2020), Grace Lewis (SCS 2001), Christian Kästner
- “Did you miss my comment or what” Understanding Toxicity in Open Source Discussions.”Authors: Courtney Miller, Sophie Cohon, Daniel Klug, Bogdan Vasilescu
- “‘This is Damn Slick!’ Estimating the Impact of Tweets on Open Source Project Popularity and New Contributors” Authors: Hongbo Fang, Hemank Lamba (SCS 2019), Jim Herbsleb, Bogdan Vasilescu
“The School of Computer Science, and ISR in particular, have always been at the forefront of software engineering,” said Jim Herbsleb, professor and director of the Institute for Software Research. “Over 40 years ago, we defined the field with foundational work by the likes of Mary Shaw and Raj Reddy. Today, our faculty, alumni and students are leading the field. To bring home not just one but three awards of this caliber from the foremost conference in the field speaks volumes to the strength and rigor of software engineering research at Carnegie Mellon.”