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Collin McMillan

Collin McMillan

Email: collin.mcmillan@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-1881

Office: 352 Fitzpatrick Hall


Dr. Collin McMillan is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He completed his Ph.D. in 2012 at the College of William & Mary, focusing on source code search and traceability technologies for program reuse and comprehension. Since joining Notre Dame, his work has focused on source code summarization; his goal is to automatically generate English descriptions of source code behavior. Dr. McMillan's work has been recognized with multiple best paper and distinguished paper awards, and the NSF CAREER award.

Summary of Activities/Interests

software engineering, maintenance, repository mining, and search


Junior faculty receive prestigious NSF Early Career Awards

September 4, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named four University of Notre Dame junior faculty members winners of the Early Career Development Award (CAREER). Three recent additions to the Notre Dame faculty also received CAREER Awards while at their previous institutions.

Four Engineering Faculty Receive 2015 CAREER Award

March 25, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named four faculty members in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering winners of the Early Career Development Award.

McMillan Receives NSF Career Award

March 8, 2015

Dr. Collin McMillan has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. Dr. McMillan’s work targets the “concept assignment problem” in program comprehension – the process through which software programmers understand and modify the behavior of software systems, and in particular the role of software documentation in this process