I am a PhD student in the Software Engineering and Technology (SET) research group of
the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of
Technology since October 2011.
In August 2011 I obtained my Master's degree cum laude at the TU/e
under the supervision of
Alexander Serebrenik. He is also my PhD adviser, as is
Mark van den Brand.
In the spring of 2013 (March-April-May) I was very fortunate to
visit Prem Devanbu and
Vladimir Filkov at the
University of California at Davis. A part of me is still there...
Find me also on Twitter
Google Scholar or on
If you're curious about my presentations, I try to keep an updated list
Otherwise, you can find links to slides I used during some conference talks on
my Publications page.
My research is centered around the evolution of software and software
developer communities, especially open source. I'm curious about how
developers self-organise and operate in online communities, e.g., how they
present themselves, or how they communicate with each other. Ultimately,
I would like to understand how all these social aspects translate to
technical solutions (say if and how a developer's personality affects the
quality of the code she writes).
I often find myself mining repositories, using metrics, and performing
all kinds of statistical analyses. As a hobby I'm also interested in all
kinds of computational geometry and algorithmic problems.
I served as Proceedings Chair for ICSM 2013,
MESOCA 2013 and
I'm also the Publicity & Social Media Chair for CSMR-WCRE 2014.
Last update: September 28, 2013