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Preprints, bookchapters, and accepted conference papers

  1. Siavash Mirarab. “Species Tree Estimation Using ASTRAL: Practical Considerations.” arXiv 1904.03826 (2019) arXiv:1904.03826
  2. Rabiee, Maryam, and Siavash Mirarab. “SODA: Multi-Locus Species Delimitation Using Quartet Frequencies.” BioRxiv, 2019, 869396. doi:10.1101/869396.
  3. Moshiri, Niema, Davey M Smith, and Siavash Mirarab. “HIV Care Prioritization Using Phylogenetic Branch Length.” BioRxiv, 2019, 2019.12.20.885202. doi:10.1101/2019.12.20.885202.
  4. Stepanauskas, Ramunas, Julia M Brown, Uyen Mai, Oliver Bezuidt, Maria Pachiadaki, Joe Brown, Steven Biller, Paul M Berube, Nicholas R Record, and Siavash Mirarab. “Gene Exchange Networks Define Species-like Units in Marine Prokaryotes.” BioRxiv, 2020, 2020.09.10.291518. doi:10.1101/2020.09.10.291518.
  5. Zhang, Chao, Andrey V Bzikadze, Yana Safonova, and Siavash Mirarab. “Scalable Models of Antibody Evolution and Benchmarking of Clonal Tree Reconstruction Methods.” BioRxiv, 2020. doi:10.1101/2020.09.17.302505.

Published (including accepted and in press)

  1. Mai, Uyen, and Siavash Mirarab. “Log Transformation Improves Dating of Phylogenies.” Molecular Biology and Evolution, msaa222, 2020. doi:10.1093/molbev/msaa222.
  2. Kristine Bohmann, Vineet Bafna, Siavash Mirarab, and M. Thomas P. Gilbert. Beyond DNA barcoding: The unrealised potential of genome skim data in sample identification. Molecular Ecology, (2020): mec.15507. doi:10.1111/mec.15507.
  3. Metin Balaban, and Siavash Mirarab. “Phylogenetic Double Placement of Mixed Samples.” Bioinformatics 36, no. Supplement 1 (2020):i335–43. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa489.
    • As part of ISMB 2020.
  4. Ekin Tilic, Erfan Sayyari, Josefin Stiller, Siavash Mirarab, and Greg W Rouse. “More Is Needed—Thousands of Loci Are Required to Elucidate the Relationships of the ‘Flowers of the Sea’ (Sabellida, Annelida).” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 151 (2020): 106892. 10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106892.
  5. Zhang, Chao, Celine Scornavacca, Erin Molloy, and Siavash Mirarab. “ASTRAL-Pro: Quartet-Based Species Tree Inference despite Paralogy.” Molecular Biology and Evolution, msaa139, 2020. doi:10.1093/molbev/msaa139.
  6. Asnicar, Francesco, Andrew Maltez Thomas, Francesco Beghini, Claudia Mengoni, Serena Manara, Paolo Manghi, Qiyun Zhu, Bolzan, Mattia Fabio Cumbo, Uyen May, Jon G Sanders, Moreno Zolfo, Evguenia Kopylova, Edoardo Pasolli, Rob Knight, Siavash Mirarab, Curtis Huttenhower, Nicola Segata. “Precise Phylogenetic Analysis of Microbial Isolates and Genomes from Metagenomes Using PhyloPhlAn 3.0.” Nature Communications 11, no. 1 (2020): 2500. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-16366-7.
  7. Balaban, Metin, Shahab Sarmashghi, and Siavash Mirarab. “APPLES: Scalable Distance-Based Phylogenetic Placement with or without Alignments.” Systematic Biology 69, no. 3 (2020): 566–78.doi:10.1093/sysbio/syz063.
  8. Rachtman, Eleonora, Metin Balaban, Vineet Bafna, and Siavash Mirarab. “The Impact of Contaminants on the Accuracy of Genome Skimming and the Effectiveness of Exclusion Read Filters.” Molecular Ecology Resources, (2020): 1755-0998.13135. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.13135.
  9. Rabiee, Maryam, and Siavash Mirarab. “Forcing External Constraints on Tree Inference Using ASTRAL.” BMC Genomics 21, no. S2 (2020): 218. doi:10.1186/s12864-020-6607-z.
  10. Zhu, Qiyun, Uyen Mai, Wayne Pfeiffer, Stefan Janssen, Francesco Asnicar, Jon G. Sanders, Pedro Belda-Ferre, Al-Ghalith, Gabriel A., Evguenia Kopylova, Daniel McDonald, Tomasz Kosciolek, John B Yin, Shi Huang, Nimaichand Salam, Jian-yu Jiao, Zijun Wu, Zhenjiang Z. Xu, Kalen Cantrell, Yimeng Yang, Erfan Sayyari, Maryam Rabiee, James T Morton, Sheila Podell, Dan Knights, Wen-jun Li, Curtis Huttenhower, Nicola Segata, Larry Smarr, Siavash Mirarab, Rob Knight. “Phylogenomics of 10,575 Genomes Reveals Evolutionary Proximity between Domains Bacteria and Archaea.” Nature Communications 10, no. 1 (2019): 5477. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13443-4.
  11. One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative Green (a co-first author) “One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes and the Phylogenomics of Green Plants.” Nature, 2019. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1693-2.
  12. Balaban, Metin, Niema Moshiri, Uyen Mai, Xingfan Jia, and Siavash Mirarab. “TreeCluster: Clustering Biological Sequences Using Phylogenetic Trees.” PLOS ONE 14, no. 8 (2019): e0221068. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0221068.
    • Presented at GLBIO 2019.
  13. Houde, Peter, Edward L Braun, Nitish Narula, Uriel Minjares, and Siavash Mirarab. “Phylogenetic Signal of Indels and the Neoavian Radiation.” Diversity 11, no. 7 (2019): 108. doi:10.3390/d11070108.
  14. Rabiee, Maryam, and Siavash Mirarab. “INSTRAL: Discordance-Aware Phylogenetic Placement Using Quartet Scores.” Systematic Biology, early access (2019). doi:10.1093/sysbio/syz045.
  15. Chen, Lei, Qiang Qiu, Yu Jiang, Kun Wang, Zeshan Lin, Zhipeng Li, Faysal Bibi, et al. “Large-Scale Ruminant Genome Sequencing Provides Insights into Their Evolution and Distinct Traits.” Science 364, no. 6446 (2019): eaav6202. 10.1126/science.aav6202.
  16. Yin, John, Chao Zhang, and Siavash Mirarab. “ASTRAL-MP : Scaling ASTRAL to Very Large Datasets Using Randomization and Parallelization.” Bioinformatics, btz211 (2019). doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btz211
  17. Sayyari, Erfan, Ban Kawas, and Siavash Mirarab. “TADA: Phylogenetic Augmentation of Microbiome Samples Enhances Phenotype Classification.” Bioinformatics 35, no. 14 (2019): i31–40. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btz394
    • As part of ISMB 2019.
  18. Sarmashghi, Shahab, Kristine Bohmann, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Vineet Bafna, and Siavash Mirarab. “Skmer: Assembly-Free and Alignment-Free Sample Identification Using Genome Skims.” Genome Biology 20, no. 1 (2019): 34. doi:10.1186/s13059-019-1632-4.
  19. Moshiri, Niema, Manon Ragonnet-cronin, Joel O Wertheim, and Siavash Mirarab. “FAVITES: Simultaneous Simulation of Transmission Networks, Phylogenetic Trees, and Sequences.” Bioinformatics (2018). 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty921.
  20. Rabiee, Maryam, Erfan Sayyari, and Siavash Mirarab. “Multi-Allele Species Reconstruction Using ASTRAL.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130, (2018): 286-96. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.033.
  21. Gopalakrishnan, Shyam, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, Jazmín Ramos-Madrigal, Jonas Niemann, Jose A. Samaniego Castruita, Filipe G. Vieira, Christian Carøe, et al. “Interspecific Gene Flow Shaped the Evolution of the Genus Canis.” Current Biology (2018). doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.041.
  22. McDonald, Daniel, Embriette Hyde, Justine W. Debelius, James T. Morton, Antonio Gonzalez, Gail Ackermann, Alexander A. Aksenov, et al. “American Gut: An Open Platform for Citizen Science Microbiome Research.” mSystems, 3, no. 3 (2018). doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00031-18.
  23. Janssen, Stefan, Daniel McDonald, Antonio Gonzalez, Jose A Navas-Molina, Lingjing Jiang, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Kevin Winker, Deborah M Kado, Eric Orwoll, Mark Manary, Siavash Mirarab, Knight, Rob. “Phylogenetic Placement of Exact Amplicon Sequences Improves Associations with Clinical Information.” mSystems, 3 no. 3 (2018). doi:10.1128/mSystems.00021-18.
  24. Zhang, Chao, Maryam Rabiee, Erfan Sayyari, and Siavash Mirarab. “ASTRAL-III: Polynomial Time Species Tree Reconstruction from Partially Resolved Gene Trees.” BMC Bioinformatics 19, no. S6 (2018): 153. doi:10.1186/s12859-018-2129-y.
  25. Mai, Uyen, and Siavash Mirarab. “TreeShrink: Fast and Accurate Detection of Outlier Long Branches in Collections of Phylogenetic Trees.” BMC Genomics 19, no. S5 (2018): 272. doi:10.1186/s12864-018-4620-2.
  26. Sayyari, Erfan, and Siavash Mirarab. “Testing for Polytomies in Phylogenetic Species Trees Using Quartet Frequencies.” Genes 9, no. 3 (2018): 132. doi:10.3390/genes9030132.
  27. Eiserhardt, Wolf L., Alexandre Antonelli, Dominic J. Bennett, Laura R. Botigué, J. Gordon Burleigh, Steven Dodsworth, Brian J. Enquist, et al. “A Roadmap for Global Synthesis of the Plant Tree of Life.” American Journal of Botany 105, no. 3 (2018): 614–22. doi:10.1002/ajb2.1041.
  28. Sayyari, Erfan, James B. Whitfield, and Siavash Mirarab. “DiscoVista: Interpretable Visualizations of Gene Tree Discordance.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 122 (2018): 110–15. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.01.019.
  29. Akbari, Ali, Joseph J Vitti, Arya Iranmehr, Mehrdad Bakhtiari, Pardis C Sabeti, Siavash Mirarab, and Vineet Bafna. “Identifying the Favored Mutation in a Positive Selective Sweep.” Nature Methods 15, no 4 (2018): 279-282. doi:10.1038/nmeth.4606.
  30. Moshiri, Niema, and Siavash Mirarab. “A Two-State Model of Tree Evolution and Its Applications to Alu Retrotransposition.” Systematic Biology 67, no. 3 (2017): 475-489. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syx088.
  31. Luke R. Thompson, Jon G. Sanders, Daniel McDonald, Amnon Amir, Joshua Ladau, Kenneth J. Locey, Robert J. Prill, Anupriya Tripathi, Sean M. Gibbons, Gail Ackermann, Jose A. Navas-Molina, Stefan Janssen, Evguenia Kopylova, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Antonio González, James T. Morton, Siavash Mirarab, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Lingjing Jiang, Mohamed F. Haroon, Jad Kanbar, Qiyun Zhu, Se Jin Song, Tomasz Kosciolek, Nicholas A. Bokulich, Joshua Lefler, Colin J. Brislawn, Gregory Humphrey, Sarah M. Owens, Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Donna Berg-Lyons, Valerie McKenzie, Noah Fierer, Jed A. Fuhrman, Aaron Clauset, Rick L. Stevens, Ashley Shade, Katherine S. Pollard, Kelly D. Goodwin, Janet K. Jansson, Jack A. Gilbert, Rob Knight & The Earth Microbiome Project Consortium. “A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity”. Nature 551 (2017): 457-463. doi:10.1038/nature24621
  32. Sayyari, Erfan, James B Whitfield, and Siavash Mirarab. “Fragmentary gene sequences negatively impact gene tree and species tree reconstruction”. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34, no. 12 (2017): 3279–91. doi:10.1093/molbev/msx261.
  33. Mai, Uyen, and Siavash Mirarab. “TreeShrink: Efficient Detection of Outlier Tree Leaves.” In RECOMB-CG 2017, Proceedings, 116–40. 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67979-2_7.
  34. Zhang, Chao, Erfan Sayyari, and Siavash Mirarab. “ASTRAL-III: Increased Scalability and Impacts of Contracting Low Support Branches.” In RECOMB-CG 2017, Proceedings, 53–75. 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67979-2_4.
  35. Mai, Uyen, Erfan Sayyari, and Siavash Mirarab. “Minimum Variance Rooting of Phylogenetic Trees and Implications for Species Tree Reconstruction.” PLOS ONE 12, no. 8 (2017): e0182238. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0182238.
    • Best paper award at GLBIO 2017.
  36. Mirarab, Siavash. “Phylogenomics: Constrained Gene Tree Inference”. Nature Ecology & Evolution (2017): 56. doi:10.1038/s41559-016-0056.
  37. Shekhar, Shubhanshu, Sebastien Roch, and Siavash Mirarab. “Species Tree Estimation Using ASTRAL: How Many Genes Are Enough?” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (2017). early access. 10.1109/TCBB.2017.2757930
  38. Sayyari, Erfan and Siavash Mirarab. “Anchoring quartet-based phylogenetic distances and applications to species tree reconstruction”. BMC Genomics 17, no. 10 (2016): 101–113. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-3098-z
  39. Sayyari, Erfan and Siavash Mirarab. “Fast coalescent-based computation of local branch support from quartet frequencies”. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33, no. 7 (2016): 1654-1668. doi:10.1093/molbev/msw079

PhD work

  1. Nguyen, Nam, Michael Nute, Siavash Mirarab and Tandy Warnow. “HIPPI: Highly Accurate Protein Family Classification with Ensembles of HMMs”. BMC Genomics 17, no. 10 (2016): 89-100. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-3097-0.

  2. Tarver, James E, Mario Dos Reis, Siavash Mirarab, Raymond J Moran, Sean Parker, Joseph E O’Reilly, Benjamin L King, Mary J O’Connell, Robert J Asher, Tandy Warnow, Kevin J Peterson, Philip C J Donoghue, and Davide Pisani. “The Interrelationships of Placental Mammals and the Limits of Phylogenetic Inference.” Genome Biology and Evolution (2016): evv261. doi:10.1093/gbe/evv261.

  3. Mirarab, Siavash, Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid, Bastien Boussau, and Tandy Warnow. 2015. “Response to Comment on ‘Statistical Binning Enables an Accurate Coalescent-Based Estimation of the Avian Tree.’” Science 350, no. 6257 (2015): 171. doi:10.1126/science.aaa7719.

  4. Cracraft, Joel, Peter Houde, Simon Y W Ho, David P Mindell, Jon Fjeldså, Bent Lindow, Scott V Edwards, Carsten Rahbek, Siavash Mirarab, Tandy Warnow, M Thomas P Gilbert, Guojie Zhang, Edward L Braun, Erich D Jarvis. “Response to Comment on ‘Whole-Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds.’” Science 349, no. 6255 (2015): 1460. doi:10.1126/science.aab1578.

  5. Jarvis, Erich D, Siavash Mirarab, Andre J Aberer, Bo Li, Peter Houde, Cai Li, Simon Y W Ho, et al. “Phylogenomic Analyses Data of the Avian Phylogenomics Project.” GigaScience 4, no. 1 (2015): 1–9. doi:10.1186/s13742-014-0038-1.

  6. Davidson, Ruth, Pranjal Vachaspati, Siavash Mirarab, and Tandy Warnow. “Phylogenomic Species Tree Estimation in the Presence of Incomplete Lineage Sorting and Horizontal Gene Transfer.” BMC Genomics 16, Suppl 10 (2015): S1. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-16-S10-S1.

  7. Chou, Jed, Ashu Gupta, Shashank Yaduvanshi, Ruth Davidson, Mike Nute, Siavash Mirarab, and Tandy Warnow. “A Comparative Study of SVDquartets and Other Coalescent-Based Species Tree Estimation Methods.” BMC Genomics 16, Suppl 10 (2015): S2. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-16-S10-S2.

  8. Mirarab, Siavash, Tandy Warnow. “ASTRAL-II: Coalescent-Based Species Tree Estimation with Many Hundreds of Taxa and Thousands of Genes.”. Bioinformatics 31, no. 12 (2015): i44–i52. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btv234

  9. Shamsuzzoha Md Bayzid, Siavash Mirarab, Bastien Boussau, and Tandy Warnow. “Weighted Statistical Binning: Enabling Statistically Consistent Genome-Scale Phylogenetic Analyses.” PLoS ONE 10, no. 6 (2015): e0129183. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129183.

  10. Nam Nguyen, Siavash Mirarab, Keerthana Kumar, and Tandy Warnow. “Ultra-Large Alignments Using Phylogeny-Aware Profiles.”. Genome Biology 16, no. 1 (2015): 124. doi:10.1186/s13059-015-0688-z.
    • presented at RECOMB - 2015, Warsaw, Poland. Also appears as a one page abstract in the conference proceedings.
  11. Mirarab, Siavash, Nam Nguyen, Sheng Guo, Li-San Wang, Junhyong Kim, and Tandy Warnow. “PASTA: Ultra-Large Multiple Sequence Alignment for Nucleotide and Amino-Acid Sequences.” Journal of Computational Biology 22, no. 05 (2015): 377–386. doi:10.1089/cmb.2014.0156
    • an earlier version appeared at RECOMB 2014 proceedings (see below)
  12. Matasci, Naim, Ling-Hong L.-H. Hung, Zhixiang Yan, E.J. Eric J Carpenter, N.J. Norman J Wickett, Siavash Mirarab, Nam Nguyen, et al. “Data Access for the 1,000 Plants (1KP) Project.” GigaScience 3, no. 1 (2014): 17. doi:10.1186/2047-217X-3-17.

  13. Mirarab, Siavash, Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid, Bastien Boussau, and Tandy Warnow. “Statistical binning enables an accurate coalescent-based estimation of the avian tree.” Science 346, no. 6215 (2014). doi:10.1126/science.1250463

  14. Jarvis, Erich D, Siavash Mirarab (co-first author), Andre J Aberer, Bo Li, Peter Houde, Cai Li, Simon Y W Ho, et al. “Whole-Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds.” Science 346 , no. 6215 (2014): 1320–1331. doi:10.1126/science.1253451

  15. Wickett, Norman J., Siavash Mirarab (co-first author), Nam Nguyen, Tandy Warnow, Eric Carpenter, Naim Matasci, Saravanaraj Ayyampalayam, Michael Barker, J. Gordon Burleigh, Matthew A. Gitzendanner, Brad R. Ruhfel, Eric Wafula, Joshua P. Der, Sean W. Graham, Sarah Mathews, Michael Melkonian, Douglas E. Soltish, Pamela S. Soltish, Nicholas W. Miles, Carl J. Rothfels, Lisa Pokorny, A. Jonathan Shaw, Lisa DeGironimo, Dennis W. Stevenson, Barbara Surek, Juan Carlos Villarreal, B ́eatrice Rourev, Herv ́e Philippe, Claude W. dePamphilis, Tao Chen, Michael K. Deyholos, Regina S. Baucom, Toni M. Kutchan, Megan M. Augustin, Jun Wang, Yong Zhang, Zhijian Tian, Zhixiang Yan, Xiaolei Wu, Xiao Sun, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, and James Leebens-Mack. A phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 111, no. 45 (2014): E4859–4868. doi:10.1073/pnas.1323926111.

  16. Mirarab, Siavash, Shamsuzzoha Bayzid, and Tandy Warnow. “Evaluating Summary Methods for Multi-Locus Species Tree Estimation in the Presence of Incomplete Lineage Sorting.” Systematic Biology (2014): doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syu063.

  17. Mirarab, Siavash, Rezwana Reaz, Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid, Theo Zimmermann, M Shel Swenson, and Tandy Warnow. “ASTRAL: Genome-Scale Coalescent-Based Species Tree.” Bioinformatics 30, no. 17 (2014): i541–i548. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu462.
    • presented at ECCB - 2014, Strasbourg, France
  18. Mirarab, Siavash, Nam Nguyen, and Tandy Warnow. “PASTA: Ultra-Large Multiple Sequence Alignment.” Proceedings of RECOMB (2014): 177–191. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05269-4_15.

  19. Nguyen, Nam, Siavash Mirarab, Bo Liu, Mihai Pop, and Tandy Warnow. “TIPP: Taxonomic identification and phylogenetic profiling”. Bioinformatics (2014). doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu721.

  20. Zimmerman, Théo, Siavash Mirarab, and Tandy Warnow. “BBCA: improving the scalability of *BEAST using random binning.” BMC Genomics 15, no. 6 (2014): S11. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-S6-S11

  21. Stoltzfus, Arlin, Hilmar Lapp, Naim Matasci, Helena Deus, Brian Sidlauskas, Christian M Zmasek, Gaurav Vaidya, … Siavash Mirarab, … et al. “Phylotastic! Making Tree-of-Life Knowledge Accessible, Reusable and Convenient.” BMC Bioinformatics 14 (2013): 158. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-158.

  22. Bayzid, M S, Siavash Mirarab, and Tandy Warnow. “Inferring Optimal Species Trees under Gene Duplication and Loss.” Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (2013): 250–61. PMID: 23424130.

  23. Mirarab, Siavash, Nam Nguyen, and Tandy Warnow. “SEPP: SATé-Enabled Phylogenetic Placement.” Pacific Symposium On Biocomputing (2012): 247–58. PMID: 22174280.

  24. Nguyen, Nam, Siavash Mirarab, and Tandy Warnow. “MRL and SuperFine+ MRL: New Supertree Methods.” Algorithms for Molecular Biology 7, no. 1 (2012): 3. doi:10.1186/1748-7188-7-3.

  25. Mirarab, Siavash, and Tandy Warnow. “FastSP: Linear Time Calculation of Alignment Accuracy.” Bioinformatics 27 (2011): 3250–8. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btr553.

MS work

  1. Mirarab, Siavash, Soroush Akhlaghi, and Ladan Tahvildari. “Size-Constrained Regression Test Case Selection Using Multicriteria Optimization.” Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on 38, no. 4 (2012): 936–956.

  2. Do, Hyunsook, Siavash Mirarab, Ladan Tahvildari, and Gregg Rothermel. “The Effects of Time Constraints on Test Case Prioritization: A Series of Controlled Experiments.” Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on 36, no. 5 (2010): 593–617.

  3. Mirarab, Siavash, and Ladan Tahvildari. “An Empirical Study on Bayesian Network-Based Approach for Test Case Prioritization.” In Software Testing, Verification, and Validation, 2008 1st International Conference on, 278–287. IEEE, 2008.

  4. Do, Hyunsook, Siavash Mirarab, Ladan Tahvildari, and Gregg Rothermel. “An Empirical Study of the Effect of Time Constraints on the Cost-Benefits of Regression Testing.” In Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, 71–82. ACM, 2008.

  5. Amoui, Mehdi, Mazeiar Salehie, Siavash Mirarab, and Ladan Tahvildari. “Adaptive Action Selection in Autonomic Software Using Reinforcement Learning.” In Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, 2008. ICAS 2008. Fourth International Conference on, 175–181. IEEE, 2008.

  6. Mirarab, Siavash, Afshar Ganjali, Ladan Tahvildari, Shimin Li, Weining Liu, and Mike Morrissey. “A Requirement-Based Software Testing Framework: An Industrial Practice.” In Software Maintenance, 2008. ICSM 2008. IEEE International Conference on, 452–455. IEEE, 2008.

  7. Mirarab, Siavash, Alaa Hassouna, and Ladan Tahvildari. “Using Bayesian Belief Networks to Predict Change Propagation in Software Systems.” In Program Comprehension, 2007. ICPC’07. 15th IEEE International Conference on, 177–188. IEEE, 2007.

  8. Mirarab, Siavash, and Ladan Tahvildari. “A Prioritization Approach for Software Test Cases Based on Bayesian Networks.” In Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering, 276–290. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.

  9. Amoui, Mehdi, Siavash Mirarab, Sepand Ansari, and Caro Lucas. “A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Design Evolution Using Design Pattern Transformation.” International Journal of Information Technology and Intelligent Computing 1, no. 2 (2006): 235–244.