CIS Ph.D. student accepted a tenure-track faculty position at DePaul University

March 21, 2020

Vahid Alizadeh, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor Marouane Kessentini in the CIS Department, will join the faculty of the School of Computing at the DePaul University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2020.

Vahid Alizadeh is a Ph.D. student, under the supervision of Professor Marouane Kessentini, in the Intelligent Software Engineering Research Lab from the Computer and Information Science Department. He recently accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the School of Computing at the DePaul University in Chicago downtown. Vahid's research is about building intelligent assistant bots for programmers to improve their productivity. He published his work at the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Automated Software Engineering conference, etc. His current research interests are refactoring, software maintenance and evolution, software bots, AI, data analytics, and software quality. Vahid is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Student Research Award from College of Engineering and Computer Science and the winner of the 2020 Honor Scholar of the Ph.D. program in Computer and Information Science. He has a patent on Interactive Refactoring Bot, and his AI-based software refactoring inventions are licensed and deployed by leading industrial partners. The University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office selected his interactive refactoring invention among the top 8 inventions at the university in 2018. 

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