REU-Related Publications

Five Journal Papers

  1. How Does Combinatorial Testing Perform in the Real World: an Empirical Study, L. Hu, W. E. Wong, D. Kuhn, and R. Kacker, Empirical Software Engineering, 25, pp. 2661-2693, July 2020
  2. Using Tri-Relation Networks for Effective Software Fault-Proneness Prediction, Y. Li, W. E. Wong, S. Y. Lee, and F. Wotawa, IEEE Access, 7(63066 - 63080), May 2019
  3. Genetic Algorithm-based Test Generation for Software Product Line with the Integration of Fault Localization Techniques, X. Li, W. E. Wong, R. Gao, L. Hu, Empirical Software Engineering, 23(1), pp. 1-51, February 2018
  4. Be more familiar with our enemies and pave the way forward: A review of the roles bugs played in software failures, W. E. Wong, X. Li, and P. A. Laplante, The Journal of Systems and Software, 133, pp. 68-94, November 2017
  5. Integrating Safety Analysis with Functional Modeling, O. El Ariss, D. Xu, and W. E. Wong, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, 41(4):610-624, July 2011 [pdf]


Thirteen Conference Papers

  1. A Survey on Blockchain for Enterprise Using Hyperledger Fabric and Composer, D. Li, W. E. Wong, and J. Guo, in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Their Applications, pp. 71-80, Harbin, China, January 2020
  2. Improving Software Testing Education via Industry Sponsored Contests, W. E. Wong, L. Hu, H. Wang, and Z. Chen, in Proceedings of the 48th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), San Jose, California, October 2018
  3. Teaching Secure Coding Practices in Introductory Programming Courses, W. E. Wong, T. Moranza, and T. Horcath, in Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference by The Association for Computer Educators in Texas, Beaumont, Texas, October 2016
  4. Evaluating Software Safety Standards: A Systematic Review and Comparison, W. E. Wong, T. Gidvani, A. Lopez, R. Gao, and M. Horn, in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability, San Francisco, California, USA, July 2014 [pdf]
  5. Software Safety Standards: Evolution and Lessons Learned, S. Lee, R. Gao, and W. E. Wong, in Proceedings of the first IEEE International Conference on Trustworthy Systems and Their Applications , Taichung, Taiwan, June 2014 [pdf]
  6. Undergraduates and Research: Motivations, Challenges, and the Path Forward, W. E. Wong, J. Ding, G. Fiorini, and C. Hansen, in Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), pp. 341-345, San Francisco, California, USA, May 2013 [pdf]
  7. Roadmap for Involving Undergraduates in Research, W. E. Wong, in Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference by The Association for Computer Educators in Texas, Waco, Texas, October 2013
  8. Improving the State of Undergraduate Software Testing Education, W. E. Wong, in Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), San Antonio, Texas, June 2012
  9. Safe Software: Does it Cost More to Develop?, W. E. Wong, A. Demel, V. Debroy, and M. F. Siok, in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement (SSIRI), pp. 198-207, Jeju Island, Korea, June 2011 [pdf]
  10. Bridging the Gap Between Fault Trees and UML State Machine Diagrams for Safety Analysis, H, Kim, W. E. Wong, V. Debroy, and D. H. Bae, in Proceedings of the 17th Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), pp. 196-205, Sydney, Australia, December 2010 [pdf]
  11. Recent Catastrophic Accidents: Investigating How Software Was Responsible, W. E. Wong, V. Debroy, A. Surampudi, H. Kim, and M. F. Siok, in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement (SSIRI), pp. 14-22, Singapore, June 2010 [pdf]
  12. An Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Software Safety, W. E. Wong and V. Debroy, in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), pp. 157-164, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, March 2010 [pdf]
  13. An NSF-Sponsored Summer Research Program for Undergraduates: Evolution and Refinement, W. E. Wong, V. Debroy, and A. Restrepo, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education Technology and Training (ETT), Wuhan, China, November 2010 [pdf]


One Bachelor Thesis

  1. Reducing the Cost of Safety Critical Software, Armand Halbert (2012 REU Alumnus), Bachelor's degree with honors in Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, May 2013


Fourteen Poster Presentations by REU Students

  1. The Impact of Software Safety on the Software Development Process at the Architectural Level, Jamelle Jaudon (2015 Alumnus), at the 2016 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference, Washington DC, February 26, 2016 (with a travel award from ERN conference)
  2. Techniques for Analyzing Software Safety: An Approach to Quality Safety, James Courtney (2011 Alumnus), at the 2012 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference, Washington DC, February 26, 2012 (with a travel award from ERN conference)
  3. The Effects of Perceived Privacy and Security, and Intrinsic Reinforcement on Social Network Usage, Kristi Belcher (2014 Alumna), in 2014 Grace Hopper Conference (with a travel award from NSF)
  4. Online Social Network Analysis: Correlating Users' Personality with their Privacy Concerns in a Social Network Setting, Melissa Diaz Lopez (2013 Alumna), in 2013 Grace Hopper Conference (with a travel award from NSF)
  5. A Comparison in the Reliability between Traditional Machine Learning Techniques and Deep Learning in the Classification of Breast Cancer, Jacob Richardo (2019 Alumnus) and Josue Valdez (2019 Alumnus)), in the 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium co-sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and NSF (with a travel award from the Computer Science Department at UTD)
  6. Ensuring Privacy in Connected Intelligent Transportation Systems, Itzel Tapia (2018 Alumna), in the 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium co-sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and NSF (with a travel award from the Computer Science Department at UTD)
  7. Evaluation of ISO 26262: Analysis of Critical Issues in the Automotive Industry, Yegor Shea (2017 Alumnus), in the 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium co-sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and NSF (with a travel award from the Computer Science Department at UTD)
  8. Software Safety in Autonomous Cars: Emerging Research & Technology, Andrew Berry (2016 Alumnus), at the 2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium co-sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and NSF (with a travel award from the Computer Science Department at UTD)
  9. Software Safety in the Machine Protection of the LHC: Its Significance and Evolution, Rebecca Barsotti (2015 Alumna), at the 2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium co-sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and NSF, Washington D. C., October 26, 2015 (with a travel award from the Computer Science Department at UTD)
  10. Recent Accidents: Investigating How Software Was Responsible, Ingrid Soldevila (2014 Alumna), at the 2014 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium co-sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and NSF (with a travel award from the Computer Science Department at UTD)
  11. Extracting an Individual's Social Preferences from Online Social Network Activity, André R. Rosete (2013 Alumnus), at the 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium co-sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and NSF (with a travel award from the Computer Science Department at UTD)
  12. Probing Security Vulnerabilities in Smartphone Applications, Alfonso Lopez (2012 Alumnus), at the presentation for the recipients of the 2012 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at Dallas, March 2013
  13. Software Safety Analysis: An Integrated Approach, Manasa Guduru (2009 Alumna), at the presentation for the recipients of the 2009 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at Dallas, March 2010
  14. Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Treatment: A Comprehensive 3D Dose Prediction Model for High-Precision Radiotherapy using Physician Desired Metrics and Patient Anatomy, Itzel Tapia (2018 Alumna), 2019 Green Fellow Symposium, University of Texas at Dallas


Three Panel Discussions

  1. Safety, Security, and Reliability of Autonomous Vehicles, W. E. Wong (Chair), at the 9th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Advanced Reliability and Maintenance Modeling (online), August 2020
  2. Software Reliability Technology Summit, W. E. Wong (Chair), at the Fourth International Conference on Dependable Systems and Their Application (CSEE&T), Beijing, China, November 2017
  3. Involving Undergraduates in Research: Motivations and Challenges, W. E. Wong (Chair), at the 25th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), Nanjing, China, April 2012 [pdf]


Eighteen Technical Reports by REU students since 2017

  1. Improving Software Fault-Proneness Prediction, Katie Donia and Jordan Youngberg (August 2020)
  2. Autonomous Vehicles: Safety, Privacy, Liability, Cybersecurity, and Regulations, Isha Perry (August 2020)
  3. Hunting for Integer Overflow in Ethereum Smart Contracts via Static Security Analysis, Adam Valencia and Antonio Ramos (August 2020)
  4. An Analysis of Software Mishaps and Software Solutions, Brionna Brown, Susana Cruz, and Matthew Chau (August 2020)
  5. Quality Assurance in Safety Critical Software versus Non-Safety Critical Software, Maximilian Levine and Alisha Tapiawala (August 2019)
  6. Reliability and Security Analysis of Ethereum Smart Contracts, Daniel Mendez (August 2019)
  7. A Comparison of Commonly Used Cybersecurity Standards, Dante Moreno, Jala Johnson, and Liz Matosz (August 2019)
  8. Security & Privacy in Connected Autonomous Cars, Michael Dominguez and Itzel Tapia (August 2018)
  9. Gamification of Driving in Connected Cars: A step towards an Intelligent Transportation System, Sergio Leon (August 2018)
  10. An Integrated Approach for Software Safety Analysis, Tangee Beverly and Fayokemi Ojo (January 2018)
  11. Fileless Malware and the Impact on Software Safety, John Chan and Carlos Hernandez (January 2018)
  12. Software Safety in Machine Protection Systems, Rebecca Ellen Barsotti and Kyle David Eastin (revised October 2017)
  13. The Introduction of a Safety-based State Machine for Improved Software Safety Analysis, Samuel Benton (revised October 2017)
  14. Software Safety in Autonomous Cars: Emerging Research & Technology, Andrew Berry and Cindy Frias (revised October 2017)
  15. Common Safety Vulnerabilities and Security Threats, William Du and Brittany Safford (revised October 2017)
  16. Impact of Software Safety on the Architecture Level, Jamelle Jaudon and Daniel Ramírez (revised October 2017)
  17. Interactions between Fault Trees in an Integrated Safety Model, Jessica Jennings and Nazeera Siddiqui (revised October 2017)
  18. Software Safety Standards: Risk Management and Design Comparison, Delicia Roberson and Amy Vantrease (revised October 2017)

Since some REU students furthered projects that were previously explored by other REU students, the corresponding reports were revised with additional materials. Interested readers may contact Professor Eric Wong for the latest version.


Two Special Sets of Videos by REU Students

  1. John Chambers from The University of South Carolina, Aiken (2011 Alumnus) Eleven videos on "Exploring an Integrated Model for Safety Analysis of Software Dependable Systems",
  2. Timothy Simmons from The State University of New York, Potsdam (2013 Alumnus) Nine videos on "Software Safety Analysis: An Integrated Approach",

These videos were made by the students in the semester after they finished the REU summer program at UTD and returned to their home institutions.