Gursimran Singh Walia
Associate Professor of Computer Science
1320 Albrecht Boulevard; North Dakota State University
QBB Bldg. Room 258-A17; Fargo, ND 58102 
Office 701-231-8185; Fax 701-231-8255
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Publications (* - Graduate Students)
2017

  • Clarke, P., Davis, D., Lau C. R., Fu P.E. Y., Kiper, J., Walia, G., “Using WReSTT Cyberlearning Environment in the Classroom”, 124th Annual ASEE Conference, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, Ohio (Accepted)
  • Hu, W., Carver, J., Anu, V. K.*, Walia, G., and Bradshaw, G. "Understanding Human Errors in Software Requirements: An Online Survey", 23rd International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. REFSQ 2017. Essen, Germany. Feb. 27 - March 2, 2017 (Accepted)
  • Hu, W., and Carver, J., Anu, V., Walia, G., and Bradshaw, G. "Defect Prevention in Requirements using Human Error Information: An Empirical Study", 23rd International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. REFSQ 2017. Essen, Germany. Feb. 27 - March 2, 2017(Accepted)
  • Anu, V., Walia, G., Bradshaw, G., Hu, W., and Carver, J. "Usefulness of a Human Error Identification Tool for Requirements Inspection: An Experience Report", 23rd International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. REFSQ 2017. Essen, Germany. Feb. 27 - March 2, 2017(Accepted)
  • Anu, V., Walia, G., Bradshaw, G., Hu, W., and Carver, J. "Using Human Error Abstraction Method for Detecting Requirement Errors: A Live Study", 23rd International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. REFSQ 2017. Essen, Germany. Feb. 27 - March 2, 2017(Accepted)
  • Clarke, P., Fu, Yujian., Kiper, J., Walia, G. "Workshop: Using Learning and Engagement Strategies in Software Engineering and Programming Courses (LESSEP17-2)" 124th Annual ASEE Conference, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, Ohio (Accepted) 
  • Alomari, H., Kiper, J., and Walia, G. “Using Web-Based Repository of Testing Tutorials (WReSTT) with a Cyber Learning Environment to Improve Testing Knowledge of Computer Science Students”, 124th Annual ASEE Conference, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, Ohio (Accepted)
  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G., McCourt, M., and Padmanabhan, G. “Improving the Requirements Inspection Abilities of Computer Science Students through Analysis of their Reading and Learning Styles”, 124th Annual ASEE Conference, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, Ohio (Accepted)
  • Anu, V.*, Walia, G., and Bradshaw, G. "Incorporating Human Error Education into Software Engineering Courses via Error-based Inspections", The 48th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2017. March 8 – 11, 2017, Seattle, Washington, USA [Acceptance Rate = 105/350 papers (30%)] Exemplary CS Educational Research paper

2016

  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G. “Teaching Software Inspections to Software Engineering Students through Practical Training and Reflection,” Accepted to appear in Special Issue of Computers in Education Journal.
  • Anu, V.*, Walia, G., Hu, W., Carver, J., and Bradshaw, G. “Error Abstraction Accuracy and Fixation during Error-based Requirements Inspections”, Fast Abstract Track at 27th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Ottawa, Canada 2016.
  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G., Rathod, U. “Using Learning Styles to Staff and Improve Software Inspection Team Performance”, Industry Track at 27th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Ottawa, Canada (ISSRE 2016). [Acceptance Rate = 34% (45/130)] Best Industry Paper Award Nominee
  • Anu, V.*, Walia, G., Hu, W., Carver, J., and Bradshaw, G. “Using a Cognitive Psychology Perspective on Errors to Improve Requirements Quality: An Empirical Investigation”, 27th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Ottawa, Canada 2016. [Acceptance Rate = 35% (45/130)]
  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G., McCourt, M., and Padmanabhan, G. “Using Eye Tracking to Investigate Reading Patterns and Learning Styles of Software Requirement Inspectors to Enhance Inspection Team Outcomes”, 10th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. ESEM 2016. [Acceptance Rate = 22% (27/122)] 
  • Hu, W., Carver, J., Anu, V. K.*, Walia, G., and Bradshaw, G. “Detection of Requirement Errors and Faults via a Human Error Taxonomy: A Feasibility Study”, 10th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. ESEM 2016 [Acceptance Rate = 22% (27/122)]
  • Anu, V. K.*, Walia, G., Hu, W., Carver, J., and Bradshaw, G. “Effectiveness of Human Error Taxonomy during Requirements Inspection: An Empirical Investigation”, 2016 International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. SEKE 2016.
  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G. “Teaching Software Inspections to Software Engineering Students through Practical Training and Reflection,” 123rd Annual Society of Engineering Education Conference on Computer Education, June 26-29, ASEE 2016, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Clarke, P., Davis, D., Fu, Y., Kiper, J., Walia, G. "Integrating Testing into CS/IT Courses Supported by a Cyberlearning Environment," Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice, Washington, DC, 2016.  

2015

  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G., and Singh, A. "Using Learning Styles of Software Professionals to Improve their Inspection Team Performance," International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. 2015.
  • Lacher, L., Walia, G., Fagerholm, F., Pagels, M., Nygard, E. K., Münch, J. "A Behavior Marker tool for measurement of the Non-Technical Skills of Software Professionals: An Empirical Investigation," International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. 2015. 
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G., and Knudson, K. “Missed Expectations: Where CS Students Fall Short in the Software Industry,” Accepted to Appear in the Special Issue (entitled ‘Software Education Today’) of ‘CrossTalk – The Journal of Defense Software Engineers, January 2015. 
  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G., and Singh, A. "Using Learning Styles of Software Professionals to Improve their Inspection Team Performance," Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. July 6- 8, SEKE 2015 Pittsburgh, USA. p. 680-685.
  • Lacher, L., Walia, G., Fagerholm, F., Pagels, M., Nygard, E. K., Münch, J. "A Behavior Marker tool for measurement of the Non-Technical Skills of Software Professionals: An Empirical Investigation," Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. July 6-8, SEKE 2015, Pittsburg, USA. p. 409-414
  • Carver, J., Walia, G., and Bradshaw, G. "First International Workshop on Applications of Human Error Research to Improve Software Engineering (WAHESE 2015)" The 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2015, Florence Italy.May 23, 2015 http://humanerrorinse.org/workshops/WAHESE15/index.htm 

​2014

  • Roudaki, A.*, Kong, J., Walia, G., and Zheng, H. “A Framework for Bimanual Inter-Device Interaction,” Accepted to appear in the December 2014 Special Issue of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC), December 2014 
  • Roudaki, A.*, Kong, J., Walia, G., and Roudaki, A.* "PhoneLens: A Low-Cost Spatially Aware, Mobile Interaction Device", IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Volume 44, Issue 3, June 2014, Pages 301-314 
  • Roudaki, A.*, Kong, J., and Walia, G. "A Framework for Bimanual Inter-Device August 27-29, DMS 2014 Pennsylvania, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 39%] 
  • Sharma, S.*, Walia, G, and Magel, K. "Does Domain Knowledge Increase Creativity during Requirements Development: An Empirical Study," Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice. July 21-24, SERP 2014 USA. [Acceptance Rate = 28%]
  • Khosla, S.*, Bender, L., Walia, G., and Nygard, K. “Female Factor and Team Projects - A Social Sensitivity Perspective” Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice. July 21- 24, SERP 2014 USA. [Acceptance Rate = 28%] 
  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G., and Abufardeh, S. “Using a Web-Based Testing Tool Repository in Programming Course: An Empirical Study” Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. July 21- 24, FECS 2014 USA. [Acceptance Rate = 27%] 
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G., Abufardeh, S., and Myronovych, O. “Guidelines for Implementing Pair Programming in Introductory CS Courses: Experience Report” Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. July 21- 24, FECS 2014 USA. [Acceptance Rate = 27%] 
  • Bender, L.*, Walia, G., Fagerholm, F., Pagels, M., and Nygard, K. “Measurement of the Non-Technical Skills of Software Professionals: An Empirical Investigation” Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. July 1- 3, SEKE 2014 Vancouver, Canada. [Acceptance Rate = 29.6%] 
  • Goswami, A.*, Walia, G. "Improving the Cost Effectiveness of Software Inspection Teams: An Empirical Investigation" Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. July 1- 3, SEKE 2014 Vancouver, Canada. [Acceptance Rate = 29.6%] 
  • Hegde, R.*, Walia, G. "How to Enhance the Creativity of Software Developers: A Systematic Literature Review" Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. July 1- 3, SEKE 2014 Vancouver, Canada. [Acceptance Rate = 29.6%] 
  • Gupta, M.*, Aceituna, D.*, Walia, G., Do, H. "Evaluating the Use of Model-Based Requirement Verification Method: An Empirical Study" Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. July 1-3, SEKE 2014 Vancouver, Canada. [Acceptance Rate = 29.6%] 
  • Aceituna, D.*,  Walia, G., Do, H., and Lee, Seok-Won. "Model-Based Requirements Verification Method: Conclusions from Two Controlled Experiments, Information and Software Technology Journal (JIST), Vol. 56, Issue 3, March 2014, Pages 321-344 
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G., Knudson, D. "Investigating the Skill Gap Between Graduating Students and Industry Expectations", Proceedings of the 36th ACM International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training (SEET) Track, May 31 - June 7, ICSE 2014 Hyderabad, India. [Acceptance Rate = 16% (9/54)] 
  • Clarke, P., Fu, Yujian., Kiper, J., Walia, G. "Workshop: Integrating Software Testing into Programming Courses" WISTPC 2014, Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical on Computer Science Education - SIGCSE'2014. Atlanta, GA, USA. 

2013

  • Walia, G., and Carver, J. "Using Error Abstraction and Classification to Improve the Quality of Requirements: Conclusions from Family of Studies," International Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (ESE), Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 625-658, August 2013
  • Walia, G., Carver, J. "Using Capture-Recapture Models for Make Objective Post-Inspection Decisions" Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering - ISSRE'2013, Industry Track. Pasadena, CA, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 35% (46/131)] Best Industry Paper Award
  • Walia, G., Carver, J. "Using Error Information to Improve Software Quality" Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering - ISSRE'2013, Industry Track. Pasadena, CA, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 35% (46/131)] 
  • Goswami, A.*,  Walia, G. "An Empirical Study of the Effect of Learning Styles on the Faults found During the Software Inspection" Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering - ISSRE'2013, Research Track. Pasadena, CA, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 35% (46/131)] Best Research Paper Award
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G. "Gaps Between Industry Expectations and the Abilities of Graduates: Systematic Literature Review Findings" Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on on Computer Science Educational - SIGCSE'2013: The Changing Face of Computing. March 6 - 9, 2013 Denver, Colorado, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 37.8% (111/293)]

2012

  • Potala, Y.*, Annadi, R.*, Kong, J.,  Walia, G., and Nygard, K. "Adapting Web Page Tables on Mobile Devices," International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 1-22, January 2012
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G. "Improving Student Learning Outcomes with Pair Programming" Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Computing Educational Research. September 10-12, ICER 2012 Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 87-92 [Acceptance Rate = 39% (21/53)]
  • Bender, L.*, Walia, G., Kambhampaty, K.*, Nygard, K. E., and Nygard, T. E. "Social Sensitivity Correlations with the Effectiveness of Team Process Performance: An Empirical Study" Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Computing Educational Research. September 10-12, ICER 2012 Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 39-46 [Acceptance Rate = 39% (21/53)]
  • Mandala, N.*, Walia, G., Carver, J. and Nagappan, N. “Application of Kusumoto Cost-Metric to Evaluate the Cost Effectiveness of Software Inspections” Proceedings of the 6th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering. Sep 19-20, ESEM 2012. Lund University, Sweden. pp. 221-230 [Acceptance Rate = 25% (24/95)]
  • Mandala, N.*, Walia, G. " Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Inspecting the Requirement Documents: An Empirical Study," Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering . July 1 - July 3, SEKE 2012 Redwood City, San Fransisco Bay, USA. pp. 45-50 [Acceptance Rate = 33%]
  • Bender, L.*, Walia, G., Kambhampaty, K.*, Nygard, K. E., and Nygard, T. E. "Strategies for Teaching Ideation and Ethics in Computer Science Classroom" Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. July 16-19, FECS 2012 Nevada, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 29%]
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G. and Rummelt, R., “Assigning Student Programming Pairs Based on Their Mental Model,” Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. February 29 – March 3, SIGCSE 2012: Teaching, Learning, and Collaborating. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 34.6% (100/289)]
  • Bender, L.*, Walia, G., Kambhampaty, K. *, Nygard, K. E., and Nygard, T. E. “Social Sensitivity and Classroom Team Projects: An Empirical Investigation,” Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. February 29 – March 3, SIGCSE 2012: Teaching, Learning, and Collaborating. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 34.6% (100/289)]

2011 

  • Aceituna, D.*, Do, H., Walia, G., and Lee, Seok-Won. "Evaluating the Use of Model-Based Requirements Verification Method: A Feasibility Study" IEEE International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering. August 30, Empire 2011 Trento, Italy. pp. 13-20. [Acceptance Rate = 30%(9/30)]
  • Nygard, K. E., Bender, L.*, Walia, G., Kong, J., Gagneja, K., and LeNoue, M. "Collaboration Using Social Networks for Team Projects" Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. July 18-21, FECS’ 2011 Nevada, USA. [Acceptance Rate = 23%] 
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G. "Investigating Student-Instructor Interactions When Using Pair Programming: An Empirical Study," Proceedings of the 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training. May 22-24, CSEE&T 2011 Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. pp. 41-50. [Acceptance Rate = 30%]
  • Radermacher, A.*, Walia, G. "Investigating the Effective Implementation of Pair Programming: An Empirical Investigation," Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. March 9-12, SIGCSE 2011 Dallas, Texas, USA. pp. 655-660. [Acceptance Rate = 34% (107/315)]

2010

  • Walia, G., Carver, J. "Evaluate the Use of Requirement Error Abstraction and Classification Method for Preventing Errors During Artifact Creation: A Feasibility Study." Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering. November 1-4, ISSRE 2010. San Jose, California, USA. pp. 81-90. [Acceptance Rate =31% (40/130)]

2006-2009

  • Walia, G., and Carver, J. “Evaluating the Effect of the Number of Naturally Occurring Faults on the Estimates Produced by Capture-Recapture Models,” Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation. April 1-4, ICST 2009. Denver, CO, USA. pp. 210-219. [Acceptance Rate = 23%]
  • Walia, G., and Carver, J. “A Systematic Literature Review to identify a classify Software Requirement Errors” Information and Software Technology (JIST), Vol. 51, Issue 7, Pages 1087-1109, July 2009
  • Walia, G., and Carver, J. “STUDENT PAPER: The Effect of the Number of Defects on Estimates Produced by Capture-Recapture Models,” Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering. November 10-14, ISSRE 2008. Seattle, WA, USA. p. 305-306. [Acceptance Rate = 30%]
  • Walia, G., and Carver, J. “Evaluation of Capture-Recapture Models for Estimating the Abundance of Naturally Occurring Defects.” Proceedings of the 2nd ACM-IEEE International Symposium of Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. October 9-10, ESEM 2008. Kaiserslautern, Germany. pp. 158-167. [Acceptance Rate = 28% (28/100)]
  • Walia, G., Carver, J. and Nagappan, N. “The Effect of the Number of Inspectors on the Defect Estimates Produced by Capture-Recapture Models.” Proceedings of the 30th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering. May 10-18, ICSE 2008. Leipzig, Germany. p. 331-340. [Acceptance Rate = 15% (56/371)]
  • Walia, G., Carver, J. and Philip, T. "Requirement Error Abstraction and Classification: A Control Group Replicated Study." Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering., November 5-9, ISSRE 2007. Trollhättan, Sweden. pp. 71-80. [Acceptance Rate = 30%]
  • Walia, G., and Carver, J. “Requirements Error Abstraction and Classification: An Empirical Study.” Proceedings of the 2006 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering. Sept. 21-22, ISESE 2006. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 336-345. [Acceptance Rate = 46% (40/87)]