Xin Zhao, Ph.D

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Computer Science Department

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Alabama

Phone: 206.220.8028

Building/Room: BANN 528

Dr. Zhao's Personal Website


Teaching Interests:
  • Data Structure and Algorithm
  • Software Design and Refactoring


Research Interests:

My primary research interests are in the field of software engineering and model-based systems engineering. My current projects focus on empirical software engineering, information retrieval, systems model refactoring, and software metrics.

I am also interested in the research of Computer Science Education for K-12 (NSF #1639971, Department of Education - Education Innovation and Research, and NSF CS4All).


Recent Publications:

Xin Zhao and Jeff Gray, “Towards a Metrics Suite for the Complexity Analysis of LabVIEW Systems Models", under review.

Saheed Popoola, Xin Zhao and Jeff Gray, “Evolution of Bad Smells in LabVIEW Graphical Models.” Journal of Object Technology, Vol 20, No. 1, pp. 1-15, 2021. DOI: 10.5381/jot.2021.20.1.a1

Xin Zhao, Jiang Zhe, and Jeff Gray, Text Classification and Topic Modeling for Online Discussion Forums - An Empirical Study from the Systems Modeling Community. In Trends and Applications of Text Summarization Techniques. pp 151 – 186. IGI Global, 2019.

Xin Zhao and Jeff Gray, “A Survey-Based Empirical Evaluation of Bad Smells in LabVIEW Systems Models,” 28th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER'21), pp. 177-188, Virtual - Honolulu, Hawaii. USA.

Xin Zhao and Jeff Gray, “BESMER: An Approach for Bad Smells Summarization in Systems Models.” in Models and Evolution at ACM/IEEE 22th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS’19) , Munich, Germany.

Xin Zhao and Jeff Gray, “Feature Model Design Guidelines: Exploring the Relationship between Feature Model Structure and Structural Complexity,” in 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, (MODELSWARD’ 19) , pp 323 – 331. Prague, Czech.

Xin Zhao, “Feature-oriented Modeling for Collaborative Virtual Environment Construction,” in Doctoral Symposium at ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS’17) , pp 494 – 499. Austin, TX, USA.