My Research Interests


I enjoy thinking and solving research problems in software engineering. My current research is focused on DevOps, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and Mining Software Repositories.

Publications


2018

  • Akond Rahman, "Anti-patterns in Infrastructure as Code" to appear in the International Conference of Software Testing, Validation, and Veriification (ICST-PhD Symposium) 2018, Vasteras, Sweden, April 2018. Preprint
  • Akond Rahman, "Characteristics of Defective Infrastructure as Code Scripts in DevOps" to appear in the Companion Proceedings of International Conference for Software Engineering (ICSE-Doctoral Symposium) 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2018. Preprint
  • Rahul Krishna, Amritanshu Agrawal, Akond Rahman, Alexander Sobran and Tim Menzies, "What is the Connection Between Issues, Bugs, and Enhancements? (Lessons Learned from 800+ Software Projects)", to appear in the Companion Proceedings of International Conference for Software Engineering (ICSE-SEIP) 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2018. Preprint
  • Amritanshu Agrawal, Akond Rahman, Rahul Krishna, Alexander Sobran and Tim Menzies, "We Don't Need Another Hero? The Impact of "Heroes" on Software Development", to appear in the Companion Proceedings of International Conference for Software Engineering (ICSE-SEIP) 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2018. Preprint
  • Akond Rahman, Laurie Williams, "Characterizing Defective Configuration Scripts Used For Continuous Deployment", to appear in the Proceedings of International Conference on Software Testing, Validations, and Verification (ICST) 2018, Vasteras, Sweden, April 2018. Preprint

2017

  • Akond Rahman, Priysha Pradhan, Asif Partho, and Laurie Williams. "Predicting Android application security and privacy risk with static code metrics" in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft '17), co-located with International Conference for Software Engineering (ICSE) 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May, 2017. Preprint
  • Akond Rahman, Asif Partho, David Meder, and Laurie Williams. "Which Factors Influence Usage of Build Automation Tools?" in Proceedings of 3rd International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering (RCoSE), co-located with International Conference for Software Engineering (ICSE) 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May, 2017. Preprint
  • Morgan Burcham, Mehran Al-Zyoud, Jeffrey Carver, Mohammed Alsaleh, Hongyi Du, F. Gilani, Jin Jiang, Akond Rahman, Ozgur Kafali, Ehab Al-Shaer, Laurie Williams, "Characterizing Scientific Reporting in Security Literature: An analysis of ACM CCS and IEEE S&P Paper", in Proceedings of the Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS) 2017, MD, USA, April 2017. Link

2016

  • Akond Rahman. "Code Metrics For Predicting Risk Levels of Android Applications", in Proceedings of 2016 KSU Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice (CCERP' 2016), GA, USA, October, 2016. Link
  • Akond Rahman and Laurie Williams. "Software Security in DevOps: Synthesizing Practitioners’ Perceptions and Practices", in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Continuous Software Evolution and Delivery (CSED), Austin, TX, USA, May, 2016. Preprint
  • Akond Rahman and Laurie Williams. "Security practices in DevOps", in Proceedings of the Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSos '16), April 2016. Preprint

2015

  • Akond Rahman, Eric Helms, Laurie Williams, and Chris Parnin "Synthesizing Continuous Deployment Practices Used in Software Development" in Proceedings of 13th Agile Conference, pages 1-10, Washington D.C., USA, August, 2015. Preprint

2011

  • Akond Rahman, Md. Atiqul Islam Mollah, and Mahmuda Naznin "Multiple Targets Tracking Using Kinematics in Wireless Sensor Networks" in Wireless Sensor Networks, pages 263-274, August, 2011. Link

2010

  • Akond Rahman, Mahmuda Naznin, and Md. Atiqul Islam Mollah "Energy Efficient Multiple Targets Tracking Using Target Kinematics in Wireless Sensor Networks" in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SensorComm), pages 275-280, Venice, Italy, July, 2010. Link
  • Akond Rahman, Md. Atiqul Islam Mollah, and Mahmuda Naznin "Service Priority Based Target Tracking Framework in a Wireless Sensor Network" in Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT), pages 389-392, Chengdu, China, July, 2010. Link
  • M.M.Shahiduzzaman, Mahmuda Naznin, and Akond Rahman. "Portable and Secure Multimedia Data Transfer in Mobile Phones Using Record Management Store (RMS)" in Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT), pages 364-367, Chengdu, China, July, 2010. Link

Presentations

  • "Predicting Android application security and privacy risk with static code metrics" in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft '17), co-located with International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE) 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May, 2017 Link
  • "Which factors influence practitioners' usage of build automation tools?" in 3rd International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering (RCoSE '17), co-located with International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE) 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May, 2017 Link
  • "Software Security in DevOps: Synthesizing Practitioners’ Perceptions and Practices", in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Continuous Software Evolution and Delivery (CSED), co-located with International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE) 2016, Austin, TX, USA, May, 2016 Link
  • "Synthesizing Continuous Deployment Practices Used in Software Development" in 13th Agile Conference, Washington D.C., USA, August, 2015 Link

Volunteering

  • Student volunteer at the International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE) 2017.
  • Sub-reviewer:
    • International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) 2017
    • International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) 2017
    • Mining Software Repositories (MSR) 2017
    • International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2015