I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London (UK), also Professor in Software Engineering (part-time) at the University of Oulu (Finland). My research and teaching interests are focused on: empirical studies of software quality and programmer productivity, software analytics through the application of machine learning and data mining methods for defect and cost modeling, studying human factors in software engineering – particularly cognitive biases -, and mining software repositories for grounded decision making, as well as agile/ lean software development with a special focus on test-driven development.
To date, I have acquired a total of €2.3M external funding for my research projects that are funded by national research councils (the Academy of Finland, Tekes). I have close collaborations with relevant industries in conducting my research. I have published 100+ articles in international journals and conferences, was awarded with best paper awards, authored one of the three most cited papers (since 2009) in the Empirical Software Engineering Journal, been invited for and organized panels and talks, and offered academic & industrial courses at all levels on my research topics.
I served in various positions for the community as: steering committee member, chair and technical program committee member for 30+ academic conferences; regular reviewer for 10+ scientific journals; external reviewer and expert for national research councils. I am an editorial board member for the Empirical Software Engineering Journal and e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal, an Assistant Editor for Journal of Systems and Software, and a review board member for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. I am the general chair for Promise conference and steering group member for Promise, Tera-Promise and Raise. I served as PC (co-)chair for PROMISE'13, ESEM'17 and PROFES'17. I have recently co-authored a book titled “Sharing Data and Models in Software Engineering”. I am a member of ACM, ACM SIGSOFT, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.
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
Here is a list of my selected publications over the years published in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering Journal, Information and Software Technology Journal and IEEE Software. For a full list of my publications with links to the papers, please follow the 'Read More' button below.Read more