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Yuanfang Cai

Associate Professor

Computer Science

Education

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Virginia
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Virginia
  • BS, Computer Science, Xidian University, Xi’an, China

Research/Teaching Interests

Formal software design modeling and analysis, software economics, software evolution and modularity

Select Publications

  • Detecting software modularity violations. Sunny Wong, Yuanfang Cai, Miryung Kim and Michael Dalton. In Proceedings of the 33th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 2011. (Acceptance Rate: 14%). May 2011. Page 411-420
  • Generalizing Evolutionary Coupling with Stochastic Dependencies. Sunny Wong and Yuanfang Cai, In Proceedings of the 26nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2011). Page 293-302. (Acceptance Rate: 15%).
  • Enhancing Architectural Recovery Using Concerns. Joshua Garcia, Daniel Popescu, Chris Mattmanny, Nenad Medvidovic, and Yuanfang Cai. ASE 2011. Page 552-555.

Grant Awards

  • 2011-14: Total: $446,245. (Drexel: $196,245)
    PIs: Yuanfang Cai (Drexel University) and Nenad Medvidovic (University of Southern California) NSF:SHF:Small: Collaborative Research: Automating the Detection of Architectural Degradation in Software Systems
  • 2011-15: Total: $1,072,833. (Drexel: $449,732)
    PIs: Yuanfang Cai (Drexel University) and Rick Kazman (University of Hawaii)
    NSF:SHF:Medium: Collaborative Research: An Economics-Based Framework for Assessing Software Modularization Decisions
  • 2009-12: $529,579.00, PI: Yuanfang Cai, Co-PI: Giuseppe. Valetto
    NSF: SHF:Small:Exploring the Synergy between Software Design and Organizational Structure
  • 2009-12: $149,753.00, PI: Yuanfang Cai, Co-PI: Jeff Popyack, Spiros Mancoridi, Jeff Salvage NSF: CCLI: Contemporary Canonical Software Courses
  • 2009-10: $25,000, PI: Yuanfang Cai
    Siemens Corporation Research Grant: Dynamic Positioning System Architecture

Awards & Recognition

  • Drexel Career Development Award, $7,500, for research on the topic of The Synergy of Software Architecture, Economics, and Organizations, (2008-2009)
  • Best Student Poster Award on the 16th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, 2008

Professional Activities & Associations

Organizing Committee Member:

  • The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2011), Tutorial Chair
  • The joint Working IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Software Architecture & European Conference on Software Architecture WICSA/ECSA 2011. Proceeding Chair
  • The 10th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD 2010). Tutorial Co-chair.
  • The 8th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD 2009). Student Volunteer Co-chair.
  • The 2nd , 3rd, and 4th workshop on Assessment of Contemporary Modularization Techniques (ACoM 2008, 2009, 2010). Co-Chair.
  • The 5th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE, 2010). Doctoral Symposium Co-chair.