UCL App Store Analysis Group


In this page you can find information about UCLappA members.

Dr. Federica Sarro (Head of the Group)

Federica Sarro Federica Sarro is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University College London. Her main research areas are Predictive Analytics for Software Engineering, Search-Based Software Engineering and Empirical Software Engineering, with specific interest for app store analysis, software project management, cost/effort estimation, defect prediction. She also has been working on functional metrics for sizing software products, human-computer interaction, software testing and automatic program repair.

Contact Details

E-mail: f.sarro (at) ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Sarro/

Prof. Mark Harman

Mark Harman Mark Harman is professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at University College London and and a Engineering Manager at Facebook. He is widely known for his work on source code analysis and testing, and was instrumental in the founding of the field of Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE).

Contact Details

E-mail: mark.harman (at) ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/mharman/

Prof. Anthony Finkelstein

Anthony Finkelstein Anthony Finkelstein is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute. He is a graduate in systems engineering holding a BEng, MSc and PhD. He is Professor of Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL), a leading UK research university, where he works in the broad field of software systems engineering and serves as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences.

Contact Details

E-mail: a.finkelstein the-at-symbol cs.ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/A.Finkelstein/

Dr. Yue Jia

Yue Jia Yue Jia is an Associate Professor at UCL, CREST Centre , Department of Computer Science, and a Senior Software Engineering at Facebook. His research interests are in Software Testing, Clone detection, Mining Software Repositories, and App Store Analysis.

Contact Details

E-mail: Y.Jia (at) cs.ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/Y.Jia/

Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang

Yuanyuan Zhang Yuanyuan Zhang is a Principal Research Associate, in the CREST Centre, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK. Her research interests are in Requirement Engineering, especially the use of meta-heuristic search for Next Release Problem and fairness analysis, and App Store Analysis.

Contact Details

E-mail: Yuanyuan.Zhang (at) cs.ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/Yuanyuan.Zhang/

PhD Students

Afnan A. AlSubaihin

Afnan A. AlSubaihin Afnan AlSubaihin is a PhD student at the Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing (CREST), the Systems Software Engineering Group (SSE), at University College London. Her PhD research involves observing, describing and ultimately predicting the behaviour of application features in app stores and the relationship between these features and other application attributes such as its category, price and rating.

Contact Details

E-mail: a.alsubaihin (at) cs.ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://afnan.ws/
Blog: http://afnan.ws/blog/

William Martin

William Martin William Martin receveid his PhD from University College London, co-supervised by Prof. Mark Harman, Dr. Yue Jia, and Dr. Federica Sarro. His research interests include machine learning and unsupervised text classification, and his current research is centred on app store analysis.

Contact Details

E-mail: W.Martin (at) ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/W.Martin/

Cuiyun Gao

Cuiyun Gao Cuiyun Gao has been a visting PhD scholar at University College London - CREST in 2018 and she currently collaborates with the UCLappA group. She received a PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are app store mining and natural language processing.

Contact Details

E-mail: cygao (at) cse.cuhk.edu.hk
Website: http://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/~cygao