about me

I am Adriana Sejfia, a PhD student in Computer Science at University of Southern California, since August 2018. I work with Professor Nenad Medvidovic, at the Software Architecture Research Group. My research interests lie primarily in the field of software engineering, specifically, vulnerability prediction/detection and software architecture.

Since 2020, my research is generously supported by the Google PhD Fellowship.

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Education

University of Southern California

PhD in Computer Science

August 2018 - present

Rochester Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Software Engineering

September 2016 - May 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology - Kosovo Campus

Bachelor in Applied Arts and Science

Concentration: Information Technology

September 2011 - May 2015

Research Experience

GitHub Innovation Lab

Research Intern

June 2021 - present

University of Southern California, CS Department

Research Assistant

Professor: Nenad Medvidovic

August 2018 - present

Rochester Institute of Technology, SE Department

Research Assistant

Professor: Mehdi Mirakhorli

December 2016 - May 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology - Kosovo Campus

Research Assistant

Professor: Arni Arnthorsson

January 2013 - May 2013

Publications

Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering(ESEC/FSE), 2021

Identifying Casualty Changes in Software Patches

Adriana Sejfia, Yixue Zhao, Nenad Medvidovic

Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering(ESEC/FSE), 2020

FrUITeR – A Framework for Evaluating UI Test Reuse

Yixue Zhao, Justin Chen, Adriana Sejfia, Marcelo Schmitt Laser, Jie Zhang, Federica Sarro, Mark Harman, Nenad Medvidovic

International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA), 2020

Strategies for Pattern-Based Detection of Architecturally-Relevant Software Vulnerabilities

Adriana Sejfia, Nenad Medvidovic

Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering(ESEC/FSE), 2019

Achilles’ Heel of Plug-and-Play Software Architectures: A Grounded Theory Based Approach

Joanna C. S. Santos, Adriana Sejfia, Taylor Corrello, Smruthi Gadenkanahlli, Mehdi Mirakhorli

Workshop on Establishing a Community-Wide Infrastructure for Architecture-Based Software Engineering (ECASE), 2019

A Pilot Study on Architecture and Vulnerabilities: Lessons Learned

Adriana Sejfia

Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), 2018

An Empirical Study of Tactical Vulnerabilities

Joanna C.S.Santos, Katy Tarrit, Adriana Sejfia, Mehdi Mirakhorli, Matthias Galster

International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA), 2017

Understanding Software Vulnerabilities Related to Architectural Security Tactics: An Empirical Investigation of Chromium, PHP and Thunderbird

Joanna C. S. Santos, Anthony Peruma, Mehdi Mirakhorli, Matthias Galstery, Jairo Veloz Vidal, Adriana Sejfia

Best Paper Award

Contact Me

sejfia [at] usc [dot] edu