Making the Connection: Software Traceability and Data Provenance: Talk by Hazeline Asuncion



Host: Gail Murphy

Speaker:  Hazeline Asuncion, University of Washington, Bothell

Title: Making the Connection: Software Traceability and Data Provenance


Software and data are increasingly at the heart of virtually every scientific and engineering discipline.  In software engineering, the ability to efficiently connect related information, which may be scattered across different files, software tools, machines, or groups of people, is crucial for large-scale projects.  In scientific research, the ability to collect, retrieve, and understand both raw and processed data is necessary to the advancement of research.  And in clinical research, the ability to preserve the integrity of data from clinical trials to data archiving is necessary to the FDA approval process.  This talk discusses our research investigations in connecting related data in software engineering, referred to as software traceability, and in eScience, referred to as data provenance.  We discuss challenges encountered and our contributions thus far in both domains.
Hazeline Asuncion is an Assistant Professor at Computing and Software Systems Division of the School of STEM at the University of Washington, Bothell.  Prior to coming to UW Bothell, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute for Software Research at the University of California, Irvine.  She has also worked in industry in a variety of roles: as a software engineer at Unisys Corporation and as a traceability engineer at Wonderware Corporation where she designed a successful in-house software traceability system.  Her research on software traceability and data provenance is supported by US National Science Foundation grants, including an NSF Career award.
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