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Tao Xie
Tao Xie
Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar
(217) 244-5931
4237 Siebel Center for Comp Sci

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Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2005

Biography

Tao Xie is a Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2005, advised by David Notkin. Before that, he received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2002, an M.S. in Computer Science from Peking University in 2000, advised by Hong Mei, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Fudan University in 1997. He has worked as a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond and Microsoft Research China. His research interests are in software engineering, with a focus on software testing, program analysis, and software analytics. He leads the Automated Software Engineering Research Group at Illinois, and is a member of the Programming Languages, Formal Methods, and Software Engineering (PL-FM-SE) area at Illinois. He was an ACM Distinguished Speaker and is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an IEEE Fellow.

Academic Positions

  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, Department of Computer Science, August 16, 2017-Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, Department of Computer Science, July 1, 2013-August 15, 2017

Resident Instruction

  • Fall 2015, CS 527 Topics in Software Engineering
  • Spring 2015, CS 428/429 Software Engineering II
  • Fall 2014, CS 427 Software Engineering I (co-teach with Grigore Rosu)
  • Spring 2014, CS 598TX: Advanced Topics in Software Testing, Analysis, and Analytics
  • Fall 2013, CS 527 Topics in Software Engineering

Research Interests

  • Software Engineering, with a focus on Software Testing, Program Analysis, Software Analytics, Software Security, and Educational Software Engineering

Honors

  • Facebook Testing and Verification Research Award (2018 )
  • IEEE Fellow (2018)
  • 2016 Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award (2016)
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist (2015)
  • Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering at Illinois (2015)
  • Google Faculty Research Award (2014)

Courses Taught

  • CS 101 - Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci
  • CS 427 - Software Engineering I
  • CS 428 - Software Engineering II
  • CS 429 - Software Engineering II, ACP
  • CS 498 - Software Testing
  • CS 527 - Topics in Software Engineering
  • CS 591 - Mobile Seminar
  • CSE 426 - Software Engineering I
  • CSE 429 - Software Engineering II