Denys Poshyvanyk, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
The College of William and Mary
McGlothlin-Street Hall 105
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone (office): (757) 221-3476
Fax: (757) 221-1717
Denys Poshyvanyk

Denys Poshyvanyk is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at William and Mary (see W&M by numbers) where he leads SEMERU research group. He received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University, where he was advised by Dr. Andrian Marcus.

His current research is in the area of software engineering, evolution and maintenance, program comprehension, reverse engineering, software privacy, repository mining, traceability, performance testing, mobile app (Android) development and testing, energy consumption, and reuse. His papers received several Best Paper Awards at ICPC'06, ICPC'07, ICSM'10, SCAM'10, ICSM'13 and ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards at ASE'13, ICSE'15, ESEC/FSE'15 and ICPC'16. He also received the Most Influential Paper Award at ICSME'16. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2013).

Currently, he serves on the steering committee of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME). He also served as a PC Co-chair for ICSME'16, ICPC'13, WCRE'12, and WCRE'11. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal (EMSE, Springer) and Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP, Wiley).


- PC member for ICSE'18, FSE'17, ASE'17 ERP, ICSME'17, ICSE'17, ICPE'17, SANER'17, ICSR'17

- Our ICSM'06 paper from ten years ago receives the Most Influential Paper Award at ICSME'16!

- Our ICPC'16 paper receives ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award!

- Recently accepted papers at TSE, ICSE'17, ASE'16, FSE'16, ISSTA'16, ICPC'16, ICST'16, ICPE'16, SANER'16, JSEP and EMSE

- Mario successfully defended his dissertation! Mario will be joining Universidad de los Andes, Colombia as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2016!