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* One of the most difficult tasks in debugging software for a developer is to understand the nature of the fault. Techniques have been proposed by researchers that can help locate the fault, but mostly neglected is a way to describe the nature of the fault. We are developing software models, visualizations, and techniques to aid in the diagnosis of the faults in the software.

Publications
* Revealing Runtime Features and Constituent Behaviors within Software.
Vijay Krishna Palepu, James A. Jones. Proceedings of the IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT), Bremen, Germany, September 2015, pp. 1–10.
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* Automatic Natural-Language Fault Diagnoses.
Nicholas DiGiuseppe. Dissertation. University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA, 2015, pp. 1–132.
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* Visualizing Constituent Behaviors within Executions.
Vijay Krishna Palepu, James A. Jones. 1st IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization, New Ideas and Emerging Results Track (VISSOFT-NIER), Eindhoven, Netherlands, September 2013, pp. 1–4.
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* Concept-Based Failure Clustering.
Nicholas DiGiuseppe, James A. Jones. 20th International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, New Ideas Track (FSE-NIER), Cary, North Carolina, USA, November 2012, pp. 29:1–29:4.
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* Semantic Fault Diagnosis: Automatic Natural-Language Fault Descriptions.
Nicholas DiGiuseppe, James A. Jones. 20th International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, New Ideas Track (FSE-NIER), Cary, North Carolina, USA, November 2012, pp. 23:1–23:4.
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* Weighted System Dependence Graph.
Fang Deng, James A. Jones. Fifth International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 2012, pp. 380–389.
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* Trendy Bugs: Topic Trends in the Android Bug Reports.
Lee Martie, Vijay Krishna Palepu, Hitesh Sajnani, Cristina Lopes. 9th IEEE Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), Mining Challenge Short Paper Track, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2012, pp. 120–123.
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* Inferred Dependence Coverage to Support Fault Contextualization.
Fang Deng, James A. Jones. Proceedings of the 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Short paper track, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, November 2011, pp. 512–515.
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* Constellation Visualization: Augmenting Program Dependence with Dynamic Information.
Fang Deng, Nicholas DiGiuseppe, James A. Jones. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis (VISSOFT), Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, September 2011, pp. 1–8.
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