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My name is Brooke Ryan. I'm currently a graduate student at UC Irvine pursuing my master's in computer science. This site contains my research, writing, as well as a repository of previous courses I've taught.

Research

Reading to Write Code: An Experience Report of a Reverse Engineering and Modeling Course

Brooke Ryan, Adriana Meza Soria, Kaj Dreef and André van der Hoek

A substantial portion of any software engineer’s job is reading code. Despite the criticality of this skill in a budding software engineer...

International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training, 2022
Brooke Ryan, Adriana Meza Soria, Kaj Dreef and André van der Hoek. 2022. Reading to Write Code: An Experience Report of a Reverse Engineering and Modeling Course. In 44nd International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training (ICSESEET ’22), May 21–29, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3510456.3514164
@inproceedings{ReadingWriteCodeExperienceReportRyan2022,
  title = {Reading to {{Write Code}}: {{An Experience Report}} of a {{Reverse Engineering}} and {{Modeling Course}}},
  author = {Ryan, Brooke and Soria, Adriana Meza and Dreef, Kaj and van der Hoek, André},
  booktitle = {44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ’22)},
  doi = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3510456.3514164},
  date = {2022},
  pages = {12},
  abstract = {A substantial portion of any software engineer’s job is reading code. Despite the criticality of this skill in a budding software engineer, reading code—and more specifically, techniques on how to read code when integrating oneself into a large existing software project—is often neglected in the typical software engineering education. As part of a new professional Master of Software Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, we designed and delivered a “reading to write code” course from the ground up. Titled Reverse Engineering and Modeling, the course introduces students to techniques they can use to become familiar with a large code base, so they are able to make meaningful contributions. In this paper, we briefly introduce the Master program and its underlying philosophy, articulate the course’s learning outcomes, present the design of the course, and provide a detailed reflection on our experiences in terms of what went well, what did not go well, what we do not know yet, and what our next steps are in preparing for the forthcoming incarnation of the course in Spring 2022. In so doing, we hope to provide a baseline together with lessons learned for others who may be interested in instituting a similar course at their institution.},
}

The Electric Garden/ El Jardín Eléctrico

Brooke K. Ryan* and Mayra Cortez*

What if we could leverage the inherent power of the collective imagination as a medium for integrating the arts and the sciences? This is ...

Advised by Professor Kylie Peppler; 2022

Machine Visual Acuity

Brooke K. Ryan*, Anderson Vu, MD*, and Andreana Chua

In this project, we aim to gain insights about human visual acuity by applying these tests to machines. The main goal is to first train a ...

Advised by Professor Andrew Browne, MD and Professor Pierre Baldi; 2021