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.

More in my Research and Teaching Statements

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