Ying Zou

Canada Research Chair in Software Evolution

Tier 1 - 2021-07-01
Queen's University
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council


Research involves

Providing techniques and tools to improve the quality of service oriented architecture applications for the Internet.

Research relevance

This research will ensure the reliable and cost-effective delivery of web services for large numbers of users with rapidly changing requirements.

Research summary

We rely on software applications every day—whether we realize it or not. We use them to pay our bills, shop and stream videos. Ensuring that they are reliable is critical, especially as software programming becomes more complex and more users depend on the resulting applications.

Dr. Ying Zou, Canada Research Chair in Software Evolution, is searching for ways to ensure the quality of these software applications. She and her research team are developing software analytics tools and methods, and applying machine learning techniques, to build smart infrastructure that can provide intelligent support for software development and evolution. Their research will substantially improve software engineering practices to ensure that the applications of the future are cost-effective and reliable.