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Christian Newman

Assistant Professor
Department of Software Engineering
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Christian Newman

Assistant Professor
Department of Software Engineering
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Education

BS, MS, Ph.D. Kent State University

Currently Teaching

SWEN-250
3 Credits
This is a project-based course to enhance individual, technical engineering knowledge and skills as preparation for upper-division team-based coursework. Topics include adapting to new languages, tools and technologies; developing and analyzing models as a prelude to implementation; software construction concepts (proper documentation, implementing to standards etc.); unit and integration testing; component-level estimation; and software engineering professionalism.
SWEN-610
3 Credits
An overview course in software engineering emphasizing software design and software development projects. The course will focus on object-oriented (OO) analysis, design principles and techniques. Students will be introduced to OO modeling, design patterns and design/code refactoring techniques. While there is a significant emphasis on product development, students will be required to use a rigorous process in a team-based product development project. Major topics include analysis and specification of software, subsystem modeling using patterns, and software testing. A term-long, team-based project is used to reinforce concepts presented in class. Programming is required.
SWEN-561
3 Credits
The first course in a two-course, senior-level, capstone project experience. Students work as part of a team to develop solutions to problems posed by either internal or external customers. Problems may require considerable software development or evolution and maintenance of existing software products. Culminates with the completion and presentation of the first major increment of the project solution. Students must have co-op completed to enroll.
SWEN-780
3 - 6 Credits
This course provides the student with an opportunity to explore a project-based research experience that advances knowledge in that area. The student selects a research problem, conducts background research, develops the system, analyses the results, and builds a professional document and presentation that disseminates the project. The report must include an in-depth research report on a topic selected by the student and in agreement with the student's adviser. The report must be structured as a conference paper, and must be submitted to a conference selected by the student and his/her adviser.
SWEN-562
3 Credits
This is the second course in a two-course, senior-level capstone project experience. Students submit one or more additional increments that build upon the solution submitted at the end of the first course. Students make major presentations for both customers as well as technical-oriented audiences, turn over a complete portfolio of project-related artifacts and offer an evaluation of the project and team experience.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Delozier, Gregory S, et al. "Leveraging the Agile Development Process for Selecting Invoking/Excluding Tests to Support Feature Location." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Program Comprehension. Ed. IEEE. New York, NY: ACM, Web.
Newman, Christian Donald, et al. "A Study on Developer Perception of Transformation Languages for Refactoring." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Refactoring. Ed. IEEE. New York, NY: ACM, Web.
Peruma, Anthony, et al. "An Empirical Investigation of How and Why Developers Rename Identifiers." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Refactoring. Ed. IEEE. New York, NY: ACM, Web.
Decker, Michael J, et al. "Which Method-Stereotype Changes are Indicators of Code Smells?" Proceedings of the IEEE 18th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM). Ed. IEEE. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE, Web.
Decker, Michael J, et al. "Poster: A Taxonomy of how Method Stereotype s Change." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceeedings. Ed. ACM. New York, NY: ACM, Web.
Decker, Michael J, et al. "A Timeline Summarization of Code Changes." Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Third International Workshop on Dynamic Software Documentation. Ed. IEEE. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, Web.
Newman, Christian Donald, et al. "Automatically Generating Natural Language Documentation for Methods." Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Third International Workshop on Dynamic Software Documentation. Ed. IEEE. Piscataway, NJ: n.p., Web.
Guarnera, Drew T, et al. "Automatically Redocumenting Source Code with Method and Class Stereotypes." Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Third International Workshop on Dynamic Software Documentation. Ed. IEEE. Piscataway, NJ: n.p., Web.