I tend to keep myself busy with school, but when I have free time, you can usually find me working on some project. I'm one of those people who gets obsessed with one thing for a few weeks, then completely drops it and moves onto a totally different thing (only to return to it a few months later). In the past (and some currently) this has included knitting, World of Warcraft, web design, extensive doodling, trying out as many programming languages as possible, photography, typography (!! I made a font, but I lost it in a harddrive crash!), making friendship bracelets and other childhood crafts. Other than that, I love the internet, and that's about it!
Sara Sprenkle is the mentor I was paired with through DREU, although she is working on a different project than me.
Sara completed her Ph. D. at the University of Delaware in 2007, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington & Lee University. Her research interests are in software testing and distributed systems, specializing in automated testing techniques for web applications.
I am working with Emily Hill this summer on the NLPA project.
Emily is a Ph. D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Delaware. She is a member of the Natural Language Program Analysis (NLPA) Group in the HiperSpace Lab under the advisement of Lori Pollock and K. Vijay-Shanker. Her research focuses on using natural language clues in conjunction with more traditional program analysis to improve software tools for program comprehension and maintenance.
Lori Pollock is one of Emily's advisors, and was one of Sara's advisors when she was a Ph. D. student here.
She a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and 1983, respectively, and her B.S. in Computer Science and Economics at Allegheny College in 1981. Her research focuses on program analysis for optimizing compilers, software testing, mobile code integrity, aspect-oriented programming, and parallel and distributed systems.
Katie Baldwin is one of the other three DREU students that are working in the lab with me this summer.
She is an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Interactive Media. She is going into her senior year and will graduate May 2010. This summer, she is working on the Web Application Testing project with Professor Sprenkle.
Carrie Hopkins is the fourth student working with us in the HiperSpace lab.
Carrie is a rising sophomore at Washington & Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia. As a sophomore, she is still trying to decide her major, but she knows it will have something to do with Math and/or Computer Science.
Eric is working on the NLPA project like me. He recently had a paper on Samurai [PDF] published.
Eric is a rising junior here at UD in the college of Arts & Sciences. He plans to complete a Bachelors of Computer Science in May 2011.
Jon is another undergraduate working on the NLPA project over the summer. His research involves comment generation.
Jon will be a junior this fall, in Information Systems. He will graduate in May 2011 with a bachelors degree.