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October 27, 2010

Murphy-Hill Wins ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award

Photo of Murphy-HillCongratulations to Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill, assistant professor of computer science in the NC State University Department of Computer Science, who won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award. The award was given October 25, 2010 at the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SoftVis) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The paper, titled “An Interactive Ambient Visualization for Code Smells,” was co-authored by Andrew P. Black from Portland State University.  The research introduces a novel visualization designed to help software developers identify and analyze design defects. The paper describes the implementation of the visualization, the guidelines that informed its design, and an evaluation that suggests that the tool can effectively help software developers. This paper is part of Murphy-Hill’s broader research agenda in helping software developers make better use of existing software tools. The name of the visualization that the paper describes is “StenchBlossom.”
This is the third ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award that Murphy-Hill has won. To read the award-winning paper, click here.
For more information on the ACM SoftVis conference, click here .
For more information on ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards, click here.
For more information on Dr. Murphy-Hill, click here.

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