Martin Velez

Hello, World! I am a Ph.D. student at UC Davis. I am conducting research in Computer Science Education, Programming Languages, and Software Engineering. My vision is a world where everyone has useful computer science knowledge and skills. I hope my research helps make that vision a reality.

Ph.D. Student
Computer Science
UC Davis



Checkout my Github, and Bitbucket for a full list of my repositories.

  • Cumulus: An online cloud development environment and learning management system.
  • Categorizer (Demo): Organize coffee flavor attributes into trees. Used to develop the new coffee flavor wheel!
  • Lexical Distinguishability: What is the essence of code?
  • Bovine Respiratory Disease: Track the grooming behavior of steer (male cows) to better diagnose those that suffer from bovine respiratory disease.


Ph.D. Computer Science University of California, Davis, USA
Advisor: Prof. Zhendong Su
Thesis: TBD
2012 - Present
B.A. Economics University of California, Davis, USA 2010


Teaching Assistant Programming Languages (ECS140A) Winter 2017
Teaching Assistant Programming Languages (ECS140A) Winter 2016
Teaching Assistant Programming Languages (ECS140A) Fall 2015


Splash 2014 Student Research Competition (1st Place) 2014
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2013
UCD College of Eng. Towards Outstanding and Promising Students (TOPS) Fellowship 2012


Student Volunteer PLDI 2016
Web Co-chair FSE 2016