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November 06, 2019

Lessons Learned from 10,000 Software Projects

Dr. Timothy Menzies, Professor of Computer Science at NC State, has been awarded $472,023 by the National Science Foundation to support his research proposal entitled “Mega Transfer: On the Value of Learning from 10,000+ Software Projects”.

The award will run from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2022.

Abstract – Software analytics is a workflow that distills large amounts of low-value data into small chunks of very high-value data.  A typical research paper in software analytics studies less than a few dozen projects. Such small samples can never be representative of something as diverse as software engineering. Perhaps it is time to stop making limited conclusions from tiny sets of software projects.  To that end, we will apply innovative transfer learning methods (based on very fast clustering and transfer learners based on very fast stream mining algorithms that use incremental hyperparameter optimizers) to the 10,000+ projects currently in Github.


For more information on Dr. Menzies, click here .



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