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James Yoo

PhD student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington


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I am a first-year PhD student at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I work with Michael D. Ernst and René Just as a member of the Programming Languages and Software Engineering (PLSE) group. The best part about being in a research lab is how one can soak up knowledge like a sponge simply by sitting around.

I previously worked with Gail C. Murphy as a member of the incredibly fun Software Practices Lab at the University of British Columbia. My research during that time investigated tool usability in the context of integrated development environments. During my time at UBC, I also worked as a teaching assistant for most of the software engineering and programming courses offered, ranging from introductory programming to software engineering.


"Breaking the Bento Box: Accelerating Visual Momentum in Data-flow Analysis"
by James Yoo and Gail C. Murphy
in ICSME 2023: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution,
(Bogotá, Colombia), Oct. 2023, pp. 306-316.
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"An Undergrad Is All You Need"
by James Yoo
in SIGBOVIK 2023: Proceedings of the ACH Special Interest Group on Harry Q. Bovik
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"Investigating Data-flow Reachability Questions"
by James Yoo
Master's thesis
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