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Christian Newman

Assistant Professor

Department of Software Engineering
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

585-475-5094
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Christian Newman

Assistant Professor

Department of Software Engineering
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Education

BS, MS, Ph.D. Kent State University

585-475-5094

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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.

Currently Teaching

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-344
3 Credits
A course in web engineering, emphasizing organizational aspects of web development, design and implementation by individuals and small teams. Students will be instructed in the proper application of software engineering principles to the creation of web applications. Course topics will include, but not be limited to web usability, accessibility, testing, web services, databases, requirements elicitation and negotiation. A term-long, team-based project done in a studio format is used to reinforce concepts presented in class.
SWEN-799
3 - 6 Credits
This course provides the graduate student an opportunity to explore an aspect of software engineering in depth, under the direction of an adviser. The student selects a topic, conducts background research, develops the system, analyses results, and disseminates the project work. The report explains the topic/problem, the student's approach and the results. (Completion of 9 semester hours is needed for enrollment)
SWEN-777
3 Credits
This course explores the concepts of process and product quality assurance and introduces approaches and support tools used to extract the information needed to assess and evaluate the quality of existing software systems. Major maintenance activities are detailed including unit and regression testing, test case generation, software refactoring, API migrations, bug localization and triage, and predicting technical debt. Students will participate in an active learning approach by exercising and practicing code reviews, software testing tools, and quality frameworks.
SWEN-790
6 Credits
This course provides the student with an opportunity to execute a thesis project, analyze and document the project in thesis document form. An in-depth study of a software engineering topic will be research focused, having built upon the thesis proposal developed prior to this course. The student is advised by their primary faculty adviser and committee. The thesis and thesis defense is presented for approval by the thesis adviser and committee.