Research team bags ICSE Most Influential Paper 2023
Provost’s Chair Professor Abhik Roychoudhury from NUS School of Computing was part of a research team that won the Most Influential Paper award at this year’s International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Since 1989, the award is presented at every ICSE meeting to the author(s) of the paper from the ICSE meeting 10 years prior, that is judged to have had the most influence on the theory or practice of software engineering during the 10 years since its original publication.
The award-winning paper – “SemFix: program repair via semantic analysis” – which was written a decade ago, explores the use of semantic or symbolic program analysis technique to automatically rectify code. This is particularly relevant today with the movement towards automated code generation using tools like Codex and ChatGPT.