Useful Resources

Introduction to our Research

Here is an introductory documentation written and maintained by Prof. Zhou.

General Research Advices

(Adopted from Prof. Xuanzhe Liu’s Website)

Common Technologies Used in Our Research


GHTorrent, World Of Code,

Data Preprocessing

Perl, Python or something else based on specific needs.

Data Analysis Tools

Jupyter Lab, R, Python, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn

Chinese Primer Papers

  • 周明辉, 郭长国. 基于大数据的软件工程新思维. 中国计算机学会通讯. 第10卷, 第3期. 2014年3月
  • 周明辉, 张伟, 尹刚. 开源软件的量化分析. 中国计算机学会通讯. 第12卷, 第2期. 2016年2月

Pioneer Work

  • A. Mockus, R. T. Fielding, and J. Herbsleb. Two case studies of open source software development: Apache and Mozilla. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 11(3):1–38, July 2002.
  • J. D. Herbsleb and A. Mockus. An empirical study of speed and communication in globally-distributed software development. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 29(6):481–494, June 2003.
  • A. Mockus and D. M. Weiss. Globalization by chunking: a quantitative approach. IEEE Software, 18(2):30–37, March 2001.

Our Own Work

  • M. Zhou and A. Mockus. Developer fluency: Achieving true mastery in software projects. In ACMSIGSOFT/FSE, Nov 7-11, 2010, pp137-146.
  • Minghui Zhou, Audris Mockus. What make long term contributors: willingness and opportunity in OSS community, 2012 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012), 2012/6/2-2012/6/9, pp518-528.
  • Jialiang Xie, Minghui Zhou, Audris Mockus. Impact of Triage: a Study of Mozilla and Gnome. ESEM 2013 (Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement). Oct 7-11 2013. pp247-250.
  • Minghui Zhou, Qingying Chen, Audris Mockus, and Fengguang Wu. On the scalability of Linux kernel maintainers’ work. In Proceedings of the 2017 11th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2017). pp27-37.
  • Qingying Chen and Minghui Zhou. A Neural Framework for Retrieval and Summarization of Source Code. ASE’18

Classic Books

  1. Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective by Randal E. Bryant, David R. O’Hallaron.