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I research the intersections of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Software Engineering (SE) areas, mainly on topics related to Open Source Software development.

Current Research Topics

  • Support for newcomers to Open Source Software
  • Behavior of contributors in social coding environments
  • Role of incentives on newcomers motivation
  • Change coupling/bug prediction
  • Gamification as a way to motivate and retain developers
  • Crowdsourcing software engineering
  • Teaching Open Source Software


I am conducting research in partnership with:


FLOSScoach - a portal to support newcomers to OSS