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Yuanfang Cai

Drexel University
Prof. Yuanfang Cai is a tenured Professor at Drexel University, and serves as the Associate Department Head of Graduate Affairs. In 2006, she received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. She has published more than 80 academic papers on software design, software architecture, software modularization, and software economics. According to Google Scholar, Prof. Cai is ranked the 2nd in the fields of Technical Debt and Software Modularity. She has been the principal investigator of multiple research projects of the National Science Foundation of the United States and established extensive industrial collaboration. The innovative software architecture model and modularity metrics proposed by her team have been adopted by multiple multinational corporations. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), and serves as an editorial board member of several major journals.