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 Associate 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.

Academic Positions

  • 2017-PresentSenior Lecturer

    Dept. of Computer Science
    Brunel University London, UK

  • 2014-PresentFull Professor

    Faculty of Info. Tech. and Electrical Eng.
    University of Oulu, Finland

  • 2009-2014Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Dept. of Information Processing Science
    University of Oulu, Finland

  • 2009-2009Research Associate

    Institute for Information Technology
    National Research Council, Canada

  • 2002-2008Research and Teaching Assistant

    Department of Computer Engineering
    Bogazici University, Turkey