Research


My current research interests are in the application of empirical software engineering approaches to different areas of software engineering. My focus is on issue tracking mining (for severity and triaging) and requirements prioritization with the classification of priorities to provide suggestions in case of large and complex number of requirements. Empirical engineering with data mining and software repositories mining are cross-cutting areas that contribute to the main research goals.

My past research interests were in the area of the adoption of Open Source Software Systems (OSS), and the study of the OSS development model.

The aim was to explain why users decide to select and use OSS software, which are the motivations, and which are the factors that could ease the adoption of OSS over traditional proprietary software.

The aim of the second research area was to derive the characteristics of the OSS phenomenon, and which are successful development practices that could be applied to industry.


Contribution to Community

I am/have been in the Program Committee/Reviewer of the following conferences/journals:


I have been Co-Chair of the following conferences:


I have been Proceedings Chair of the following conferences:


I have been Web Chair of the following conferences:


I have been sub-reviewer for the following conferences:


I have been in the Doctoral Symphosium Committee of the PROFES2013 conference;

I have been one of the facilitators for the PhD Consortium during the OSS2011 Conference;



Projects

I have been involved in the following Research / Conctractual Projects



Theses Supervision

I have been supervising the following BSc and MSc theses:


Students' Projects Supervision:

I have been supervising the following MSc Projects: