Ken Wong, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Associate Chair Undergrad, Faculty of Science - Computing Science

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Email
kenw@cs.ualberta.ca

Associate Chair Undergrad, Faculty of Science - Computing Science
Email
kenw@cs.ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Education

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Victoria, 1999

Research

Area

Software Engineering

Interests

Software Engineering, Reverse Engineering, Program Understanding, Software Visualization, Mining Software Repositories, Problem Determination, Root Cause Analysis.

Summary

Software must evolve over time or it becomes useless. Unfortunately, over time, software systems become more complex and increasingly difficult to understand and change to meet new requirements. An understanding gap has grown between what is known, useful, and available information about the system and what needs to be known to make changes.

Topics

  • Developing reverse engineering environments
  • Evaluating and adopting software tools
  • Software models, source code analysis, clustering, and architecture recovery
  • Software process and software evolution
  • Diverse system understanding and evolution
  • Web and mobile platforms
  • Root cause analysis
  • Learning analytics



Teaching

Massive Open Online Courses

I am the instructor-of-record for several offerings, developed through the Faculty of Science and Onlea, and delivered by Coursera.

Software Product Management Specialization


Courses

CMPUT 301 - Introduction to Software Engineering

Object-oriented design and analysis, with interactive applications as the primary example. Topics include: software process; revision control; Unified Modeling Language (UML); requirements; software architecture, design patterns, frameworks, design guidelines; unit testing; refactoring; software tools. Prerequisite: CMPUT 201 or 275.

Fall Term 2020
CMPUT 399 - Topics in Computing Science

See Note (3) above.

Spring Term 2020