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Cafe DSL/Centre for Oncology Informatics Seminar
July 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Quality-Impacting Practices in Software Development
Software is a byproduct of human activities. To strive for the successful completion of a software product, software development requires deep collaboration and interactions among software practitioners, especially for globally-distributed software development teams. Due to the continuously growing size of development teams and software products, collaboration management becomes a crucial concern. For example, poor collaboration in software development processes may lead to poor software quality. However, good practices still remains an elusive goal. Therefore, Dr Thongtanunam’s research focuses on incorporating various sources of development activities, gleaning actionable insights for software engineering management, and providing tool support for software practitioners with the aim of improving software quality. In this talk, Dr Thongtanunam will present her empirical studies which highlight the impact of code review practices on software quality and discuss some of her proposed tool support (e.g., a reviewer recommendation algorithm).
Dr Patanamon Thongtanunam is a lecturer at the School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at Queen’s University, Canada. She received a PhD degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Her primary research goals are directed towards data-driven software engineering, i.e., uncovering empirical evidence and extracting knowledge from data recorded in software repositories by using statistical analysis. Her research has been published at top-tier software engineering venues like International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) and Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE). Her research and scholarly endeavours have been acknowledged with numerous awards, scholarships, and research grants ranging from university-specific to nationwide including the most prestigious funding in Japan from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). To date, she received a total research grant of A$123,000 from JSPS, NEC C&C Foundation, Queen’s University, and MEXT. More about Patanamon and her work is available online.