Dear Visitors, Welcome! This is David Shaohua Wang.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics, Ying Wu College of Computing, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) (R1 research school, ranked at 97th in US (2020), and the largest technological university in the Tri-state area). In software engineering, NJIT was ranked 42th in USA , 52th in North America , and 102th in the world, using csranking.org as of 1/14/2020.

I lead the SPACE lab @ NJIT
SPACE = Software Engineering, Program Analysis, and Artificial IntelligenCE lab

Email: davidsw{at}njit{dot}edu

Jan 2021 [Conference]. Congrats to Professor Yan Wang and his team. One paper accepted in DASFAA 2021
Dec 2020 [Conference]. Congrats to Yi. Two papers accepted in ICSE’21. Pre-prints can be found on icse accepted papers page. Link
Nov 2020 [Workshop]. Our FSE workshop has been successfully concluded. here.
April 2020 [Workshop]. Our FSE workshop accepted. Please check our website here. Stay tuned.
Mar and April 2020 [Reviewer]. Invited to review one article in IEEE Software and one in JSS
Mar 2020 [Conference]. Congrats to Jiahao and Yi. One data paper accepted in MSR 2020.
Feb 2020 [Industry]. visited NEC labs in Princeton NJ.
Feb 2020 [Conference]. Congrats to Yi. One paper accepted in ICSE’20 Student competition track.
Dec 2019 [NSF funding]. Our NSF funding news coverage. Link
Dec 2019 [Conference]. Congrats to Yi. One paper accepted in ICSE’20. Pre-print is here, Data and Code
Nov 2019 [NSF Panel]. Invited to be a NSF panelist

Our team has some openings. Please check here: JOBS

Research interests: My research spans the study of software engineering from system, empirical, and machine learning perspectives. More specifically,  I am interested in the following fields: (1) Machine and Deep Learning for Software Engineering and Program Analysis; (2) Software quality, evolution, clone and maintenance; (3) Service-oriented computing; and (4) Software Security and Privacy

Very Short Bio:

Assistant Professor New Jersey Institute of Technology   September 2017-Now
Postdoc Fellow           Queen’s University         July 2016- June 2017 Under the supervision of Dr. Ying (Jenny) Zou in Software Re-engineering Research Group, ECE, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
Ph.D in CS     Queen’s University           Jan 2012 – May 2016
Thesis: Assisting End-users in Filling out Web Services My supervisor was Dr. Ying Zou. My PhD supervisory committee includes Dr. Ying (Jenny) Zou , Dr. Ahmed E. Hassan, and Dr. Mohammad Zulkernine. My PhD thesis examination committee includes Dr. Ying (Jenny) Zou, Dr. Kwei-Jay Lin, Dr. Hossam Saad HassaneinDr. Patrick MartinDr. Ahmad Afsahi


Yi Li, BS Renmin University of China, MS Stevens Tech, USA, PhD 09/2017 – ?
Jiahao Fan, BS and MS from WuHan University China, PhD 09/2019 –  ?
Wenbo Wang, BS from HeNan University China 10/2020 – ?
Jiaxin Zhang, BS from Xi’an Jiaotong University China 09/2020 – ?
Samia Alblwi, BS from Taibah University and MS from Clark Atlanta University USA 10/2020 -?

Chen Lin, BS NJIT 09/2019-?

IS218 Building Web Applications, Spring, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
IS698-002 AI in Software Engineering and Program Analysis
IS390 System Design and Analysis, Fall 2017

It has been my pleasure to know the following great minds

Dr. Tien N. Nguyen is a full professor in Computer Science Department, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA.
Dr. Ying (Jenny) Zou is a Canada Research Chair in Software Evolution, a visiting scientist of Canada IBM Centers for Advanced Studies, a full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and cross-appointed to the School of Computing, Queen’s University, Canada.
Ms. Joanna Ng was a Cognitive IoT strategy and Innovation Chair in IBM. She was the Head of Research at IBM Canada Software Laboratories, Center for Advanced Studies.
Dr. Ahmed E. Hassan is a Canada Research Chair in Software Analytics, a NSERC/BlackBerry Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering, and a Professor in the School of Computing, Queen’s University, Canada. He is an IEEE Fellow
Dr. Foutse Khomh is a Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada) where he leads the SWAT team on software analytics and cloud engineering research.

You may see me in the following Conferences or Events
2021 ICSE (Virtual)
2020 ICSE and MSR (Virtual)
2017 ICWS, Hasso Plattner Institue (HPI) Symposium by SAP Next-Gen.
2015 IBM University Days, ICWS (and all other co-located conferences, such as SCC, BigData), Annual Ultra-large Scale Services (ULySSes) meeting, CSER, CSCON
2013 ICWS, ICSE, MSR, Release Engineering, CASCON, CSER, Annual Ultra-large Scale Services (ULySSes) meeting
2012 WCRE, CASCON, CSER, IBM University Days, MSR Vision 2020

Academic Service

Program Committee or Reviewer/Co-reviewer


Transactions on Services Computing (TSC 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020),

Empirical Software Engineering (2020, 2021),

Computers and Security (2021),

IEEE Access (2020),

IEEE Software (2020),

International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS 2019),

Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JSCT 2019),

Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSME 2018),

Journal of Systems and Software (JSS 2017 2018 2019 2020),

Behaviour & Information Technology (BIT 2019),

Journal of Web Engineering (JWE 2017 2018),

Journal of Central South University (2014)


IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), research track (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020),

IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), early submission track (2019, 2020),

IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), work-in-progress track (2020),

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), demo track (2020),

International Conference on service-oriented computing (ICSOC) research/industry (2019),

International Conference on service-oriented computing (ICSOC), demo track (2018, 2019),

IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), research track (2020),

IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), early submission track (2020),

The International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications (DBKDA) 2020, 2021

The International Conference on Data Analytics (DATA ANALYTICS) 2020, 2021

2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Advances In Resilient and Intelligent Cities (ARIC) 2019, 2020

Annual meetings of Geoinformatics in Sustainable Ecosystem and Society (GSES) and Geospatial Artificial Intelligence for Urban Computing (GeoAI-UC) (2019),

International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis \& Manipulation (SCAM 2016),

International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2016, 2017),

International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER 2015, 2017),

International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON 2013, 2015, 2016),

CASCON Emerging Technologies Track 2015,

International Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2013)

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