Dr. Chanchal Roy Awarded GSA Advising Excellence Award

This award is presented to a graduate student advisor who has shown excellent supervisory and mentoring skills as well as exceptional support for their advisees’ ideas, scholarly work, and financial needs. The honored advisor embodies the capacity to stimulate graduate students to think critically and creatively, while enhancing their graduate student learning experience.

Chanchal K. Roy is Co-Director of Software Research Lab and Professor of Software Engineering/Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is the lead of an NSERC CREATE graduate program on Software Analytics Research and a co-lead of the Data Management and Repository group of an NSERC Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) on Food security. As the co-author of the widely used NICAD code clone detection system, he has published over 180 refereed publications, with many of them in premier software engineering conferences and journals that have been cited more than 7,600 times with Google Scholar h-index of 40.

Dr. Roy works in the broad area of software engineering, with particular emphasis on software clone detection and management, software evolution and maintenance, recommender systems in software engineering, automated software debugging, and big data analytics in software engineering.

He has received three 10-year most influential paper awards at SANER 2018, ICPC 2018 and SANER 2021, the Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award by CS-Can/Info-Can in 2018, the New Researcher Award of University of Saskatchewan and the New Scientist Research Award of the College of Arts and Science of the University of Saskatchewan in 2019. He extensively serves in conference organizations and conference program committees and has been regular reviewers for many journals.