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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

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-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-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.
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.

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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.