I am an Associate Professor (Software Engineering) at Monash University and the Associate Dean (Engagement and Impact) for the Faculty of Information Technology. I have BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University.
I published over 100 articles in international journals and conferences, received several best paper awards, secured external funding from governments and industry for multiple large scale projects amounting to ~EUR 3.5 Million, chaired (PROMISE’13, ESEM’17, PROFES’17) and organised several conferences, and served on over 60 program committees. I am an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Systems and Software, an editorial board member for the Empirical Software Engineering Journal, Information and Software Technology Journal, Software Quality Journal, and a review board member for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. I am a senior member of the ACM and IEEE, and a member of ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE Computer Society.
My research lies at the intersection of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence. By studying everyday challenges of software practitioners - both technical and human factors - I aim to develop an evidence-based understanding of the process of software development through fundamental research and to reflect this empirically validated understanding to practice through novel solutions by means of applied research and technology transfer. In my research, I aim at improving:
- the reliability and quality of software systems
- the productivity of development teams
- the effectiveness of development/ management practices.
I develop novel concepts, predictive models, methods, tools and approaches to assist software professionals in critical decision making, resource allocation and process improvement, while facilitating and supporting the adoption of promising software development and management practices based on empirical evaluation. Due to the pervasive nature of software, the application areas of my research have been covering a wide spectrum including healthcare, cybersecurity, telecommunications, embedded and safety/mission critical systems. Accordingly, my research is relevant to many areas and industries outside academia and has had a significant impact in practical application.
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University, Australia
Dept. of Computer Science
Brunel University London, UK
Faculty of Info. Tech. and Electrical Eng.
University of Oulu, Finland
2009-2014Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dept. of Information Processing Science
University of Oulu, Finland
Institute for Information Technology
National Research Council, Canada
2002-2008Research and Teaching Assistant
Department of Computer Engineering
Bogazici University, Turkey