[Note] This is a “non-discriminating” list of news, including the good and the bad. If you're interested, check out my blog post on Why I share my paper rejection.

[May 2021] I've been selected as the finalist for the William F. Ballhaus Jr. Best Dissertation Award (4 finalists in the Viterbi School of Engineering)! I represented Computer Science department at the Best Dissertation Symposium to present my 6-year PhD thesis in 15min! :)

[Mar 2021] Our paper Assessing the Feasibility of Web-Request Prediction Models on Mobile Platforms was accepted to MOBILESoft 2021! With this great news, all the pieces in my Ph.D. Dissertation are published now! YAY :D

[Jan 2021] I have driven across country from Los Angeles to Amherst! I'm starting my new chapter at UMass as a postdoc!

[Dec 2020] Our paper was rejected from ICSE 2021… Heh

[Nov 2020] My PhD dissertation Reducing user-perceived latency in mobile applications via prefetching and caching is published now! If the title doesn't interest you that much, go to the Conclusion section where I also discuss Software Testing and Open Science! Cool stuff :)

[Nov 2020] FrUITeR‘s presentations are available now! I am also serving on the panel at ESEC/FSE 2020. Hit me up!

[Oct 2020] I have successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis! I'm Dr. Zhao now!

[Sep 2020] FrUITeR‘s pre-print and artifacts are available online now. Check it out!

[Jul 2020] Our paper was rejected from ASE 2020… Oh well, onward and upward!

[Jul 2020] I was selected as a Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellow)! I will be joining the College of Information & Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst as a Postdoc in Jan 2021, working with Yuriy Brun and Andrew McCallum!

[May 2020] Our paper FrUITeR – A Framework for Evaluating UI Test Reuse was accepted to ESEC/FSE 2020! Stay tuned for the camera-ready and artifacts!