Jocelyn Simmonds

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Chile (Santiago, Chile). I am mainly interested in the creation and application of automated reasoning techniques to a broad range of domains. In particular, I am interested in program analysis and verification, object-oriented analysis and design, and model-driven engineering. My other interests include web and mobile development, innovative teaching methodologies, and issues related to women in technology.

  Publications | Projects | Organization | Service | Outreach | Teaching | Students | Awards

Contact Info

Address: Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación,
       Beauchef 851, Edificio Poniente,
       Santiago, Chile
Office: BP-P-3-19
Email: jsimmond@dcc.uchile.cl
Phone: +56 2 2978 4876

Publications

Recent Publications

  • Jérémy Barbay, Jocelyn Simmonds, Adriana Keiko Nishida, Monael Pinheiro Ribeiro: "Teaching is Learning": Pedagogical material created and evaluated by students. To appear in Frontiers in Education, 2016.
  • Fabian Rojas, Jocelyn Simmonds and Cecilia Bastarrica: The v-algorithm for discovering software process lines. To appear in Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 2016.
  • Alexis Silva and Jocelyn Simmonds: BehaviorDroid: Monitoring Android Applications. To appear in MobileSoft 2016, 2016.
  • Diego Rivera, Sebastian Blasco, Javier Bustos-Jiménez and Jocelyn Simmonds: Spin lock killed the performance star. SCCC 2015: pg 1-6, 2015.
  • Jocelyn Simmonds, Daniel Perovich, Cecilia Bastarrica and Luis Silvestre: A Megamodel for Software Process Line Modeling and Evolution. MODELS 2015: pg 406-415, 2015.
  • Fabian Rojas, Jocelyn Simmonds and Cecilia Bastarrica: Software Process Line Discovery. ICSSP 2015: pg 127-136, 2015.
  • Fabian Rojas, Cecilia Bastarrica and Jocelyn Simmonds: Software Process Line Discovery from (Noisy) Logs. REVASOFT 2014, 2014.
  • Cecilia Bastarrica, Jocelyn Simmonds and Luis Silvestre: Using megamodeling to improve industrial adoption of complex MDE solutions. MiSE 2014: pg 31-36, 2014.
  • Marina Pilar, Jocelyn Simmonds and Hernán Astudillo: Semi-automated Tool Recommender for Software Development Processes. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 302: pg 95-109, 2014.
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Projects

  • 2016-2017. Programa de apoyo al entorno para el emprendimiento y la innovación (PAEI), Corfo, Generación de un ecosistema de innovación sustentable a través de aprendizaje y servicio. Director: Jocelyn Simmonds, Sub-Director: Alejandra Avila
  • 2014-2016. Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef IDeA), Conicyt, Gestión Experimental de la Mejora de Software (GEMS). Principal Investigator: Cecilia Bastarrica, Associated Researcher: Jocelyn Simmonds.
  • 2015-2017. Fondo de Inserción Académica, Runtime Monitoring of Mobile Applications. Principal Investigator: Jocelyn Simmonds.
  • 2011-2014. Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef), Conicyt, Adaptable Domain and Process Technology Engineering (ADAPTE). Principal Investigator: Cecilia Bastarrica. Associated Researcher: Jocelyn Simmonds.
  • 2011-2012. Dirección General de Investigación y Posgrado, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Análisis Dinámico de Aplicaciones Web. Principal Investigator: Jocelyn Simmonds.
  • 2009. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) ACCELERATE award, Planning for Recovery from Webservice Failures. Principal Investigator: Marsha Chechik. Student: Jocelyn Simmonds.
  • 2008. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) ACCELERATE award, Automated Recovery from Webservice Failures, Principal Investigator: Marsha Chechik. Student: Jocelyn Simmonds.
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Organization

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Service

Program Committees

  • 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '18)
  • ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS '17) -- Foundation Program Committee
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC '17) -- Software Engineering track
  • 17th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE '17)
  • 9th Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE '17)
  • 1st International Workshop on Monitoring in Large-scale Software Systems (MoLS '17)
  • VIII Congreso de la Mujer Latinoamericana (LAWCC '16)
  • 13th Workshop on Model Design, Verification and Validation Integrating Verification and Validation in MDE (MoDeVVa '16)
  • ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS '16) -- Doctoral Symposium, Posters
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC '16) -- Software Engineering track, Scholarships
  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft '16) -- Doctoral Symposium
  • ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS '15)
  • 12th Workshop on Model Design, Verification and Validation Integrating Verification and Validation in MDE (MoDeVVa '15)
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC '15) -- Poster track
  • VII Congreso de la Mujer Latinoamericana (LAWCC '15)
  • 3rd International Workshop on Software Development Lifecycle for Mobile (DeMobile '15)
  • 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE '14)
  • Encuentro de Tesistas, Jornadas Chilenas de Computación (JCC '14)
  • Second International Workshop on Software Development Lifecycle for Mobile (DeMobile '14)
  • VI Congreso de la Mujer Latinoamericana (LAWCC '14)
  • International Workshop on Quality Assurance for Service-based applications (QASBA '13)
  • 30th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society (SCCC '11)
  • International Workshop on Quality Assurance for Service-based applications (QASBA '11)

Journal Reviewing

Reviewed articles for the following journals: Transactions on Software Engineering, Journal of Software and Systems Modeling, Journal of Systems and Software, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research.

Other

  • Member, ACM.
  • Secretary, Sociedad Chilena de Ciencia de la Computación (2012 - 2016).
  • Senior Member, Latinas in Computing.
  • Member at large, Computer Science Graduate Student Benevolent Society -- University of Toronto (2009 - 2010).
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Teaching

  • CC1002: Introducción a la Programación
  • CC1000: Herramientas Computacionales para Ingeniería y Ciencias
  • CC4101: Lenguajes de Programación
  • CC4401: Ingeniería de Software
  • CC63I: Análisis y Diseño Orientado a Objetos
  • CC66A: Programación Estadística
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Students

Current

  • Fabian Rojas Blum (PhD candidate)
  • Felipe Smith (master)
  • Bryan Prosser (master)
  • Christian Avendaño (professional master)
  • Cristian Rivera (professional master)
  • David Legaria (professional master)
  • Manuel Castillo (professional master)
  • Michelle Álvarez (professional master)
  • Agustín Antoine (undergraduate)
  • Elisa Kauffmann (undergraduate)
  • Matías Pavez (undergraduate)
  • Matías Rodríguez (undergraduate)

Former

  • Yasett Acurana. Masters thesis: Mapeo de ejemplos de código fuente para dar apoyo en el uso de APIs, completed July 2017.
  • Milenko Tomic. Final undergraduate project: Sistema de administración de prácticas profesionales para el ADI, completed March 2017.
  • Sebastian Tobar. Final undergraduate project: Mejoramiento de la mantenibilidad y extension de una herramienta de generación de mallas volumétricas, completed April 2016.
  • Alexis Silva. Final undergraduate project: Framework de Monitoreo para Dispositivos Android, completed November 2015.
  • Carlos Olmedo. Masters thesis: Desarrollo de un Software para Liquidación de Siniestros Vehiculares, completed August 2014.
  • Jaime Vargas. Masters thesis: Framework MVC para aplicaciones a medida, completed July 2014.
  • Juan Avalo, Celeste Bertin, Rocio Fernandez, Rodrigo Frias. Software development project: VIPeR: mascota virtual controlada por smartphone, completed January 2013.
  • Javier Aravena. Final undergraduate project: Desarrollo de un framework para el monitoreo de laboratorios, completed November 2013.
  • Lianet Munder. Final undergraduate project: Comparación entre testing manual y en alta automatización, completed November 2013.
  • Asdrubal Veloz. Final undergraduate project: Análisis comparativo entre aplicaciones móviles Web y aplicaciones móviles nativas, completed September 2013.
  • Carlos Cavieres. Final undergraduate project: Evaluación de métodos de generación de invariantes sobre estructuras de datos, completed January 2013.
  • Claudio Álvarez. Final undergraduate project: Propuesta de herramienta Olap para el análisis de datos en tecnologías móviles, completed January 2013.
  • Sebastian Vásquez. Final undergraduate project: Diseño e implementación de un framework para el análisis de comportamientos de aplicaciones en sistemas Android, completed January 2013.
  • Alex Arenas, Cristopher Arenas, Esteban Daines, Roberto Diaz, Maria Jose Rebolledo. Software development project: PandaPoll: sistema interactivo de encuestas para la sala de clases, completed December 2012.
  • Paola Yunis. Final undergraduate project: Benchmark para herramientas de black-box testing, completed December 2012.
  • Marina Pilar. Masters thesis: Técnica de recomendación de herramientas de testing usando dominio y técnicas Multicriteria Decision-Making (MCDM), completed November 2012.
  • Ian Murray. Final undergraduate project: Switch IDE, completed November 2012.
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Awards

  • 2015. 100 Líderes Jóvenes de Chile. Revista El Sabado, El Mercurio.
  • 2013. Premio de Excelencia en Docencia de Pregrado -- Maestro de Excelencia. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.
  • 2013. Anita Borg Institute Faculty scholarship. Registration for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
  • 2012. Premio de Excelencia en Docencia de Pregrado -- Maestro de Excelencia. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.
  • 2010. Thesis Completion Grant, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.
  • 2010. Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award. In appreciation of outstanding voluntary service while a student at the University of Toronto.
  • 2008. Google Canada Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Finalist, received $1.000 scholarship.
  • 2007. Goldman Sachs Technology Educating Latina Leaders Ahora (ELLA) Scholarship. Hotel, registration, travel for the 2007 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
  • 2007. IBM Centers for Advanced Studies Fellowship. Internship stipend.
  • 2005. University of Toronto Fellowship. Tuition and living expenses.
  • 2002. European Master in Object-, Component-, Aspect-, Oriented Software Engineering Technologies Fellowship. Tuition and living expenses.
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