Brief Bio

My name is Frolin S. Ocariza, Jr., and I currently work at SAP Vancouver, focusing on software engineering and performance and reliability engineering. I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia in 2016, with my co-advisors Karthik Pattabiraman and Ali Mesbah.

Broadly speaking, my research interests include web applications (with emphasis on their reliability) and software performance engineering (with emphasis on localization and testing). Current projects include understanding the characteristics of software performance regressions in practical settings, and formulating techniques to efficiently and accurately localize the root cause of such regressions. Other research projects include designing automated techniques to detect, localize, and repair client-side JavaScript faults, characterizing the JavaScript errors that occur in production Web 2.0 applications, and finding DOM characteristics that we could exploit to construct useful heuristics.

I'm a big fan of Easter Eggs. Who knows, perhaps you'd find several of these hidden in this website ;) MTFBWY.

Professional Activities

  • Program Committee Member, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks [DSN] (2019)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing [DSC] (2018)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering [ISSRE] (2017)
  • Reviewer, Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2020, 2021)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (2020, 2021)
  • Reviewer, Software Quality Journal (2018)
  • Reviewer, Transactions on Reliability (2018)
  • Reviewer, Formal Methods in System Design: An International Journal (2017)
  • Reviewer, Transactions on Services Computing (2017, 2018, 2021)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (2017, 2018)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Systems and Software (2015)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Software: Practice and Experience (2014, 2015)
Address: SAP Vancouver
E-mail: frolino AT ece DOT ubc DOT ca