Software Engineering and Evolution

About Us

Welcome to SEEL, the Software Engineering and Evolution Laboratory at The Computer Science and Engineering Division of Louisiana State University.

Our research projects at SEEL spans over a broad range of research topics, including requirements engineering, app store analysis, human-computer interaction, code analysis, empirical software engineering, data mining for software engineering, software design and architecture, open source software, mining software repositories, and code navigation and retrieval.

Our research mission at SEEL is to enhance the productivity of software developers by providing them with methods and tools to support them in their daily software production activities.

Our projects at SEEL are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Google, Louisiana Board of Regents, and LSU.

  • March 27, 2023
    Congratulations to Fahimeh on successfully defending her Ph.D.
  • Feb 25, 2023
    Congratulations to Miroslav for being awarded the LSU CoE Distinguished Dissertation Award
  • Feb 25, 2022
    Congratulations to Miroslav on Defending his Ph.D. Miroslav will be joining Amazon as a Data Scientist
  • March 10, 2022
    Congratulations to Haley on Defending her Master's thesis. Haley will be joining Chevron as a Software Engineer
  • March 7, 2022
    Congratulations to Saket on Defending his Ph.D. Saket will be joining Boston Dynamics as a Software Engineer
  • April 15, 2020
    Congratulations to Nash for being granted tenure at LSU
  • March 15, 2019
    Congratulations to Grant Williams on Defending his Ph.D. Grant will be joining Microsoft as a Data Scientist
  • Dec 15, 2018
    Congratulations to Nishant Jha on Defending his Ph.D. Nishant will be joining WebCE as a Senior Software Engineer
  • April 15, 2017
    Congratulations to Elizabeth Poche on Defending her M.S. Elizabeth will be joining Intel as a Design Engineer
  • March 15, 2017
    Congratulations to Elizabeth and Nishant on winning the Best Poster Award at EECS GSRS
  • March 3, 2017
    Nash will be presenting the paper "Mining User Requirements from Application Store Reviews using Frame Semantics" at REFSQ 17 in Essen, Germany
  • November 17, 2016
    Nash will be attending FSE this year in Seattle, WA. He will be presenting our TOSEM paper as a ACM SIGSOFT Jouranal First paper.
  • May 17, 2016
    Nash will be attending ICPC and ICSE this year in Austin Texas. He will be presenting STAC on May 17th.
  • April 20, 2016
    STAC 1.0 has been released. STAC is for supporting Static Textual Analysis of Code.
  • April 1, 2016
    We are actively recruiting new researchers for our lab, if you are interested in software engineering research, joining our lab, or collaborating with us, please do not hesitate to contact Nash at
  • April 1, 2016
    SEEL Launch
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