Dr. Christoph Treude, University of Adelaide

How, when, and where to publish

Christoph Treude is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, Canada in 2012. The goal of his research is to advance collaborative Software Engineering through empirical studies and the innovation of tools and processes that explicitly take the wide variety of artefacts available in a software repository into account. He has authored more than 130 scientific articles with more than 200 co-authors, and his work has received an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (2018-2020) and four best paper awards. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Empirical Software Engineering journal and was general co-chair for the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution 2020.


Dr. Geraldine Fitzpatrick, TU Wien

Crafting your academic life

Geraldine Fitzpatrick is Professor of Technology Design and Assessment and leads the Human Computer Interaction Group in the Informatics Faculty at TU Wien, where her research is focused on socio-technical and people-centred perspectives of computing. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IFIP Fellow, and an IFIP TC-13 Pioneer Award recipient. She has a diverse background, with a PhD in CS&EE (Uni of Queensland), an MSc in Applied Positive/Coaching Psychology (UEL), and international experience in academia and industry in Austria, the UK, and Australia. She also has a prior career as a nurse/midwife with leadership roles in hospital and private practice contexts. She is passionate about how we can craft better academic cultures and, towards this, hosts the Changing Academic Life podcast series and delivers academic career development and leadership development consultancy, training, and coaching internationally. For more information see http://igw.tuwien.ac.at/hci/people/gfitzpatrick and http://www.changingacademiclife.com. Also https://www.informatics-europe.org/services/academic-leadership.html.


Dr. David Shepherd, Virginia Commonwealth University

Marketing and Social Networking for Researchers

David Shepherd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Delaware, and his B.S. in Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. David has since worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, built sweat equity as employee #9 at Tasktop Technologies, and risen to Senior Principal Scientist at ABB Corporate Research. His research has produced tools that have been used by thousands, innovations that have been featured in the popular press, and practical ideas that have won business plan competitions. Dr. Shepherd currently serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Systems & Software. He has served as the Program Co-Chair for the industrial tracks of the 20th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2017), the 39th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017), and the 31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2015). His current work focuses on enabling end-user programming for industrial machines and increasing diversity in computer science.


Dr. Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio

How to become a great researcher

Alessandro Garcia holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2004). He was an Assistant Professor at Lancaster University (England) from February 2005 to January 2009 and served as a member of the Editorial Board of two major international journals in his area: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and Journal of Systems and Software. Professor Garcia has been frequently invited to the Program Committees and/or Organization Committees of the major international Software Engineering conferences and related areas such as ICSE, FSE, ICSME, MODELS, ICPC, ESEM, and several others. He has also received several awards and distinctions, such as Best Master's Dissertation of 2000(Sociedade Brasileira de Computação / Brazilian Computing Society ), Researcher of the Year (Lancaster University, 2006), Young Scientist of Our State (FAPERJ, 2009 and 2013), Scientist of Our State (FAPERJ, 2016) and Affiliate Member of the Academia Brasileira de Ciências / Brazilian Society of Science (ABC, 2009 to 2014). Several of his papers have received distinctions at major international conferences, such as the "ACM Distinguished Paper Award" of ICSE 2014. Professor Garcia has several partnerships with other international research groups in the USA, England, Germany, and Argentina. His research projects are funded by funding agencies -- CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and Newton Fund -- and partners in the software industry.


Dr. Guilherme Horta Travassos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Conducting robust and reliable Software Engineering research. Why, for what, for whom?

Electrical Engineer (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, 1985), Master (1990), and Doctor (1994) in Systems and Computer Engineering from COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He did a postdoctoral internship at the University of Maryland-College Park and SEL / NASA (USA - 98/00), focusing on applied experimentation in Software Engineering and software product lines. He is a full professor and coordinator of the Systems and Computer Engineering Program (PESC) at COPPE / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. CNPq Researcher and Rio de Janeiro State Scientist/FAPERJ. His research interests are inserted in the context of Experimental Software Engineering and Contemporary Software Systems Engineering, acting mainly on the following themes: software quality (VV&T), ubiquitous and context-sensitive systems, Internet of Things, simulation in engineering software, environments, and tools to support software development and experimentation. Leads the Experimental Software Engineering group at COPPE / UFRJ and actively participates in ISERN - International Software Engineering Research Network. He is an SBC – Brazilian Computer Society member and a professional ACM member - Association for Computer Machinery. Prof. Travassos is an associate editor of the journal Elsevier- Information & Software Technology (IST) and composes the editorial board of the journals SBC - Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD), World Scientific - International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE) and -Informatica Software Engineering Journal (eISEJ). He collaborates with the software industry through research & development projects developed by COPPE / UFRJ. Currently involved with the Multidisciplinary Working Groups Coronavirus and Post-Pandemic against COVID-19 at UFRJ. Further info at www.cos.ufrj.br/~ght


Dr. Altigran Soares da Silva, Federal University of Amazonas

Scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours: Startups and academia

Altigran da Silva is a professor at the Instituto de Computação in the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (IComp/UFAM), where he works as a researcher, lecturer, and advisor in undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees. He completed his doctorate in Computer Science at UFMG in 2002. His research interests involve Data Management, Information Retrieval, and Data Mining, emphasizing the World-Wide Web and Social Media environment. He has coordinated and participated in dozens of research projects on these topics, resulting in more than 140 scientific publications in good-quality journals and conference proceedings. In addition, he has coordinated several conference program committees in Brazil and abroad, having also participated as a technical program committee member in around 50 international conferences and workshops. He served as the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at UFAM (2007/2009), as the Deputy Coordinator of the Computing area at CAPES, the Brazilian National graduate studies funding agency (2011/2013), as an advisor for the computing area at CNPq, the Brazilian National research funding agency (2016/current), as a member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) board of directors (2005/2014), and as a member of the society's Advisory Board between (2016/2019). He is a co-founder of technology ventures, including Akwan Information Technologies, acquired by Google Inc. in 2005, Neemu.com, an online retail technology company acquired by Linx Sistemas in 2015, and Teewa, acquired by JusBrasil in 2019. In 2013, a doctoral thesis under his supervision was awarded the First Place in the SBC Theses and Dissertation Contest and an Honorable Mention in the CAPES Thesis Award. Also, in 2013, he received the SBC Distinguished Member Award. In 2015, he was a recipient of a "Google Research Awards in Latin America" as a supervisor.


Dr. Marco A Gerosa, Northern Arizona University

Writing rebuttals and responses

Marco Aurélio Gerosa is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research lies in the intersection between Software Engineering and Social Computing, focusing on the fields of empirical software engineering, mining software repositories, software evolution, and social dimensions of software development. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. He served as Program Chair at ICGSE 2016, SBCARS 2016, and VEM 2015, and as PC member in several international conferences, such as ACM CSCW, SANER, MSR, etc. In addition to his research, he also coordinates award-winning open source projects. For more information, visit http://www.ime.usp.br/~gerosa.


Dr. David Redmiles, University of California, Irvine

Dr. David Redmiles is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). He is also a member of the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at UCI and serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (faculty and personnel) in ICS. He received his PhD in Computer Science in 1992 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research integrates the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, and computer-supported cooperative work. Over the years, his research group has investigated themes of cognitive support for software developers; issues of trust and emotion affecting software teams; behaviors of participants in social software development platforms; global software engineering; gender differences in brainstorming and software development; end-user software development; educational challenges learning to program; and more. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society. He was designated an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2011 and a Fellow of Automated Software Engineering in 2009. He has served as General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), Papers Co-Chair of the 2013 International Conference on End-User Development (IS-EUD), General Chair of the 2005 IEEE/ACM Conference on Automated Software Engineering. In 2019, he was an invited speaker and mentor at the First International Summer School in Research Methods for HCI / CSCW, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and sponsored by ACM SIGCHI.


Dr. Ingrid Nunes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Dr. Ingrid Nunes is an associate professor of the Instituto de Informática at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, and holds a research productivity (PQ) fellowship Level 2 granted by CNPq. She is also a podcaster of the Fronteiras da Engenharia de Software podcast. Dr. Nunes completed her undergraduate studies in Computer Science at UFRGS (2006), with highest honours, and also received the Prêmio Destaque Universitário em Informática (SEPRORGS) and Homenagem Aluno Destaque (Brazilian Computer Society) awards. She obtained her Master's (2009) and Doctor's (2012) degree in Informatics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Her PhD was in cooperation with King's College London (UK), under a sandwich Ph.D. programme of one year, and with the University of Waterloo (Canada), with three three-month research visits. In 2016-2017, she was on a sabbatical year at TU Dortmund, Germany, with a CAPES-Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2008, she received the Google Women in Technology Award (Google). She was also a post-doc researcher at PUC-Rio in the Software Engineering Laboratory (LES) (2012), and has experience in the industry, where she worked as a software developer from 2005 to 2007. She is a member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). Her main research area is software engineering.


Dr. Ricardo Britto, Ericsson / Blekinge Institute of Technology.

Innovation. That's the word that drives Dr. Ricardo Britto’s life and career. He is the Incubation Leader of Ericsson's Business Support System (BSS) R&D. Ricardo is also an adjunct lecturer at BTH (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola). He has a background in Data Science and Software Engineering. Ricardo uses his expertise to lead innovation projects at Ericsson. More recently, Ricardo has explored the use of Data Science (e.g., Machine Learning and Reasoning) to enrich Ericsson BSS products and improve Ericsson's R&D processes and practices.