Faculty Profile

Tao Xie

Computer Science
Tao Xie
Tao Xie
Associate Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar
4237 Siebel Center for Comp Sci
201 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-5931

Primary Research Area

  • Programming Languages, Formal Methods, and Software Engineering

Education

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

Biography

Tao Xie is an Associate 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 Senior Member.

Academic Positions

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

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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

  • ACM Distinguished Scientist (2015)
  • Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering at Illinois (2015)
  • Google Faculty Research Award (2014)