Kinga Laura Dobolyi

Kinga Laura Dobolyi

Office:Engineering Building room 4440
E-mail:kdobolyi@gmu.edu
Phone:703-993-4198
  
USPS: George Mason University
Volgenau School of Info Tech and Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
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I am currently an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at George Mason University. I recieved my Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2010, and my B.S. from the Univeristy of Maryland, College Park, in 2004. My past research focused on software engineering, testing, and web applications; currently I am researching ways to increase capacity and retention in undergraduate programming courses.

Courses Taught

Research


Grants and Awards



  • 2016 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award Winner, General Education.

  • SPARC: Self-PAced Learning increases Retention and Capacity, awarded by Google 3X in 3 Years Awards program, 2015. Jeff Offutt, Paul Ammann, Kinga Dobolyi, Jamie Lester, Huzefa Rangwala, Liz White, Pearl Wang, and Sanjeev Setia.

    The SPARC project is creating a self-paced learning environment that blends online learning, automated assessment, collaborative practice, and peer-supported learning. Support comes from Google's 3X in 3 Years program, which hopes to increase the capacity of early computing courses without sacrificing educational quality. SPARC's plans are to deliver educational material online, allow students to practice programming in groups, and demonstrate their knowledge individually at any time. This will allow students to learn the material at their own pace. This educational model will free our students from the tyranny of the 3-hour semester course by replacing the conveyor belt with a 21st century model of education.



Publications

  • John Gero, Hao Jiang, Kinga Dobolyi, Brooke Bellow, and Mick Smythwood. How Do Interruptions During Designing Affect Design Cognition? Design Computing and Cognition (to appear) (2014).
    [PDF]

  • Kinga Dobolyi, Elizabeth Soechting, and Westley Weimer. Automating Regression Testing Using Web-based Application Similarities. Special Section of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT), 13(2): 111-129 (2011) .
    [PDF]

  • Kinga Dobolyi and Westley Weimer. Modeling Consumer-Perceived Web Application Fault Severities for Testing. International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis. July 2010.
    [preprint: PDF]

  • Kinga Dobolyi and Westley Weimer. Addressing High Severity Faults in Web Application Testing. The IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering. February 2010.
    [preprint: PDF]

  • Kinga Dobolyi and Westley Weimer. Harnessing Web-based Application Similarities to Aid in Regression Testing. 20th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, IEEE. November 2009.
    [preprint: PDF]

  • Elizabeth Soechting, Kinga Dobolyi and Westley Weimer. Syntactic Regression Testing for Tree-Structured Output. The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution. September 2009.
    [preprint: PDF]
    invited to the Special Section of International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer

  • Kinga Dobolyi and Westley Weimer. Changing Java's Semantics For Handling Null Pointer Exceptions. 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, IEEE. November 2008.
    [preprint: PDF]
    Best Paper Candidate

Thesis, Proposal, Dissertation

  • Dissertation: An Exploration of User-Visible Errors in Web-based Applications to Improve Web-based Applications
    [PDF] [slides PDF]
  • Ph.D proposal: An Exploration of User-Visible Errors to Improve Fault Detection in Web-based applications
    [PDF] [slides PPT]
  • MS Thesis: Changing Java's Semantics For Handling Null Pointer Exceptions
    [article: PDF] [slides PDF]

Tools

Personal

I have a passion for art in general, and specifically pastels and painting. My personal collection can be found at www.kingadobolyi.com. During the summer I try to do a lot of rowing.