Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang

Associate Professor

Research Interests
  • Software Performance Engineering;
  • Mining Software Repositories;
  • Debugging and Monitoring of Distributed Systems;
  • Source Code Analysis;
  • Software Architectural Recovery;
  • Software Visualizations.


Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computing at Queen’s University, MMath and BMath degrees from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked with the Performance Engineering team at BlackBerry (RIM). Tools resulted from his research are currently used daily to monitor and debug the health of several ultra large commercial software systems within BlackBerry. His research interests are: software performance engineering, mining software repositories, debugging and monitoring of distributed systems, source code analysis, software architectural recovery and software visualizations.

Selected Publications
  • W. Shang, Z. Jiang, H. Hemmati, B. Adams, A. Hassan and P. Marin. Assisting Developers of Big Data Analytics Applications When Deploying on Hadoop Clouds. The 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). 2013.
  • M. Syer, Z. Jiang, M. Nagappan, A. Hassan, M. Nasser and P. Flora. Leveraging Performance Counters and Execution Logs to Diagnose Memory-Related Performance Issues. The 29th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM). 2013.
  • E. Shihab, A. Hassan, B. Adams and Z. Jiang. An Industrial Study on the Risk of Software Changes. The 20th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE). 2012.
  • B. Adams, Z. Jiang and A. Hassan. Identifying Crosscutting Concerns Using Historical Code Changes. The 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). 2010.
  • Z. Jiang, A. Hassan, G. Hamann and P. Flora. Automatic Performance Analysis of Load Tests. The 25th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM). 2009.