The ReSeSS Research Lab

The Reliable, Secure, and Sustainable Software Lab (ReSeSS) develops solutions that enable construction of reliable software in an efficient manner. Our current focus is on security and integrity of mobile and cloud-based systems, as well as robustness, explainability, and fairness of AI systems.

Our work relies on program analysis, formal methods, ML, and empirical software engineering. We typically start from exploratory studies, investigating existing practices and core challenges. We then develop solutions for the identified challenges and evaluate them in a practical setup.

I am extremely grateful to have our research supported by NSERC, Mitacs, IBM, Samsung, and Huawei.

Our current projects evolve around four main areas:

Mobile Software

Mobile Software

Security and privacy, malware detection, testability.
Compositional Software Development

Compositional Software Development

Feature-based reuse, feature interactions, integration failures, upgrade inconsistencies.
Microservice-based Cloud Software

Microservice-based Cloud Software

Architecture and design, security, performance, fault-tolerance.
Trustworthy ML Agorithms

Trustworthy ML Agorithms

Adversarial robustness, explainability and interpretability, fairness.


Current Students

ReSeSS Group Meeting, August 2020

August 2020

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  • Khaled E. Ahmed, PhD, 9/2017-present (co-supervised with Prof. Lis)
  • Sahar Badihi, PhD, 9/2018-present
  • Asem Ghaleb, PhD, 9/2018-present (co-supervised with Prof. Pattabiraman since 9/2020)
  • Yingying Wang, PhD, 5/2019-present
  • Harshavardhan Kadiyala, MASc, 9/2017-present
  • Michael Cao, MASc, 1/2019-present
  • Peiyu (Gabby) Xiong, MASc, 9/2019-present
  • Faridah Akinotcho, MASc, 5/2021-present
  • Michael Tegegn, MASc, 9/2021-present
  • Evelien Boerstra, BSc (CS), USRA, directed studies, research experience, 5/2020-present
  • John Ahn, BSc (CS), research experience, USRA, 1/2021-present
  • Michael Fu, BASc (ECE), research experience, 9/2021-present
  • Danica Xiao, BASc (ECE), research experience, 9/2021-present
  • Matthew Chow, BASc (ECE), research experience, 9/2021-present

Former Students

Lab Info

Please read this page if you are interested in joining the ReSeSS research lab.

Internal information for lab members is here.