DISA Lab

Lunch together with my amazing DISA lab students

Direct Supervision

I am fortunate to supervise the following brilliant, motivated, and hard-working students.

Current Supervised Students (1 PhD, 3 MSc, 2 Undergraduate)
  1. Rubya Afrin (PhD)
    • Award: Professor Om P Malik Graduate Scholarship
    • Thesis Topic Theme: RecSys, AIOps (log data management), AI4SE
  2. Junaed Younus Khan (MSc)
    • Paper: SANER 2021 x 1, MLWA 2021 x 1, SANER 2022 x 2, ASE 2022 (NIER) x 1, SANER 2023 (ERA) x 1
    • Award: Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship 2021, Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Sept 1, 2021 – Aug 31, 2023
    • Thesis Topic Theme: RecSys, Software Documentation Management, AI4SE
  3. Minaoar Hossain Tanzil (MSc)
    • Award: Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship 2022 – 23
    • Thesis Topic Theme: RecSys, Software Library Reuse, AI4SE
  4. Salma Tamanna (MSc)
    • Thesis Topic Theme: RecSys, Modernizing Bug Management, AI4SE
  5. Madhu Selvaraj (May 2021 – Present). Undergraduate research student, University of Calgary
  6. Zhanfei Peng (Sept 2022 – Present). Undergraduate research student, University of Calgary
Previous Supervised Students (2 MSc, 2 Postdoc, 4 Undergraduate)
  1. Ajoy Das (MSc Completed. Jan 2021 – Jan 2023 at the University of Calgary)
    • Paper: EASE 2022 x 1
    • Thesis: Detection and Mitigation of Bias in Machine Learning Software and Datasets
    • Thesis Topic Theme: MLSys, SE4AI + AI4SE
  2. Abdullah Alamin (MSc Completed. Jan 2021 – Dec 2022 at the University of Calgary)
    • Paper: MSR 2021 x 1, IEEE ICAS 2021 x 1, EMSE 2022 x 1
    • Thesis: Democratizing Software Development and Machine Learning Using Low Code Applications
    • Thesis Topic Theme: MLSys, SE4AI
    • Next/Now: Machine Learning Developer at AltaML
  3. Morshedul Islam (Postdoc at the University of Calgary Jan 2022 – Dec 2022)
  4. Shaiful Chowdhury (Postdoc at the University of Calgary Jan 2022 – Dec 2022, co-supervised with Dr. Hemmati)
  5. Jing Yan (MITACS Globalink intern from Tianjin University China)
  6. Monal Prasad (MITACS Globalink intern from IIT Kharagpur, India)
  7. Lekhansh Rupela (MITACS Globalink intern)
  8. Camilla Abdrazakov (May 2021 – Aug 2021. Summer research undergrad, University of Calgary)
Incoming Students
  1. PhD 1 (From Fall 2023)
  2. PhD 2 (From Fall 2023)
  3. MSc 1 (From Summer 2023)
Student Mentorship

I have had the good fortune to mentor the following students in their research projects, who were not under my direct supervision.

  • Saikat Mondal, MSc (now PhD) student at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. (2019 – Present)
    • Paper: MSR 2021 x 1, ICSME 2020 RR x 1, EMSE 2022 x 1
    • Award: Best MSc Graduate Thesis Award 2021, Research Excellence Award 2020, Geddes Award 2019
  • Partha Chakraborty (2021), BSc at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). (2020 – 2021)
    • Paper: IST 2021 x 1, ESEM 2021 x 1
  • Nibir Mandal (Dec 2020 – Present), BSc at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). (2021 – 2022)
    • Paper: IST 2022 x 1
  • Khairul Islam (2021), BSc at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). ((2021)
    • Paper: IST 2021 x 1
  • Sogol Shirali (Part-time research undergrad, May 2021 – Dec 2021)
  • Hesham Elkaliouby (May 2021 – Aug 2021, research undergrad on software security) (2021)

Current Openings at the DISA Lab

PhD Position

Currently available: Yes

The student will work predominantly across my defined research areas (see my Research page) The students should have hands-on expertise in software engineering, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing (core expertise preferred). Please feel free to send me your CV, along with your academic transcripts and a list of your publications.

MSc Position

Currently available: No

My MSc students need to be self-motivated and hardworking. It’s ideal for the students to have good programming background, such as in Python, R, Java, etc. In addition, previous experience in machine learning and deep learning will be needed. It’s important for the students to have good communication skills through writeups and presentations.

Undergraduate Students

I love mentoring undergraduate students. The undergraduate students that I mentored generally achieved great results under my supervision (e.g., publications). Please feel free to send me an email if you are an undergraduate student and you are passionate about research.