[Note] This is a “non-discriminating” list of news, including the good and the bad. If you're interested, check out my blog post on Why I share my paper rejection.

[Jul 2023] I'm attending OHBM annual meeting in Montreal! Come say hi if you're around! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

[Jul 2023] I just came back from my 10-day silent meditation retreat at Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center (my annual tradition!)πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ For those interested, I wrote about my experience in How I Sit for 8 Hours in Meditation.

[Mar 2023] I'm chairing ICSE 2023‘s Student Mentoring Workshop (SMeW) and we've got huge interests from students! If you're coming to ICSE, consider sign up as a student mentor to make your ICSE trip more fun and rewarding! 🀝

[Jan 2023] Our paper AVGUST: A Tool for Generating Usage-Based Tests from Videos of App Executions is accepted to ICSE 2023 Demo track! Australia here I come! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

[Nov 2022] I will be attending ESEC/FSE 2022 in Singapore and presenting our work FrUITeR and Avgust! πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬

[Nov 2022] Big announcement!! I just started my new chapter at Information Sciences Institute (ISI) as Research Computer Scientist! I'll start using LinkedIn now haha :)

[Aug 2022] I just had my annual tradition at Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center‘s silent meditation retreat! Always the best 10 days of the year!!

[Jun 2022] Our paper Avgust: Automating Usage-Based Test Generation from Videos of App Executions was accepted to ESEC/FSE 2022! Stay tuned for the camera-ready! ;)

[May 2022] Our patent Latency Minimization in Mobile Applications (US20200311173) is granted!

[Sep 2021] I just went to an amazing silent meditation retreat at Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center! Best decision ever! I happened to break the first-timer's record and made into meditator spotlight :)

[Aug 2021] Our paper UI Test Migration Across Mobile Platforms was accepted to ASE 2021!

[Jun 2021] Our paper Identifying Casualty Changes in Software Patches was accepted to ESEC/FSE 2021!

[May 2021] I've been selected as the finalist for the William F. Ballhaus Jr. Best Dissertation Award (4 finalists in the Viterbi School of Engineering)! I represented Computer Science department at the Best Dissertation Symposium to present my 6-year PhD thesis in 15min! :)

[Mar 2021] Our paper Assessing the Feasibility of Web-Request Prediction Models on Mobile Platforms was accepted to MOBILESoft 2021! With this great news, all the pieces in my Ph.D. Dissertation are published now! YAY :D

[Jan 2021] I have driven across country from Los Angeles to Amherst! I'm starting my new chapter at UMass as a postdoc!

[Dec 2020] Our paper was rejected from ICSE 2021… Heh

[Nov 2020] My PhD dissertation Reducing user-perceived latency in mobile applications via prefetching and caching is published now! If the title doesn't interest you that much, go to the Conclusion section where I also discuss Software Testing and Open Science! Cool stuff :)

[Nov 2020] FrUITeR‘s presentations are available now! I am also serving on the panel at ESEC/FSE 2020. Hit me up!

[Oct 2020] I have successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis! I'm Dr. Zhao now!

[Sep 2020] FrUITeR‘s pre-print and artifacts are available online now. Check it out!

[Jul 2020] Our paper was rejected from ASE 2020… Oh well, onward and upward!

[Jul 2020] I was selected as a Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellow)! I will be joining the College of Information & Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst as a Postdoc in Jan 2021, working with Yuriy Brun and Andrew McCallum!

[May 2020] Our paper FrUITeR – A Framework for Evaluating UI Test Reuse was accepted to ESEC/FSE 2020! Stay tuned for the camera-ready and artifacts!