SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GLOBAL INTERACTION LAB

I am a Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Victoria, where I lead the Software Engineering Global interAction research Lab (SEGAL). I am fortunate to have been working with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to study socio-technical and organizational aspects in software development. We research the communication, information flow and coordination among the diverse set of stakeholders beyond the technical dependencies found in software code. Software development is driven by many other dependencies that are not of technical nature, but most often guided by the project requirements or business needs. Large, distributed software projects, and specifically the emerging complex IT ecosystems rely on effective interactions among project stakeholders that include, beyond software developers, suppliers, customers and system end-users as well business partners. These complex interactions cross organizational, functional as well as national, cultural and socio-economic boundaries, making their study important but difficult. In our research projects we employ a synergy of empirical methods, data mining and social network analysis techniques to understand these complex interactions as well as develop methods, processes and tools to improve the effectiveness of communication and coordination in large, distributed software projects. Check out our recent publications for results of our work.

Contact: lastname.firstname@gmail.com

JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

  • Transactions of Software Engineering, 2013-
  • Journal of Software and Systems, 2013-
  • Empirical Software Engineering Journal, 2009-
  • Requirements Engineering Journal, 2005-
  • Journal of Software Process: Improvement and Practice (SPIP), 2008-2010
  • Journal of Human Computer Studies, 2003-2009
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Software Special Issue on Global Software Development (with Deependra Moitra), 2006
  • Guest Editor, Journal of SPIP Special Issue on Global Software Development, 2003 and 2006

 

SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE):

  • Program Board Member (2016), Program Co-Chair Software Eng. Impact in Society (SEIS) — (with Patricia Lago, 2015), PC Member Education and Training (2014), PC Member NIER (2013), PC Member Tool Demo (2010), Publicity Chair (ICSE 2010)
  • Co-Organizer (with Jane Cleland-Huang), Industrial Panel on “What Industry Wants from Research” (2011)
  • Doctoral Symposium Chair (with Andreas Zeller, 2012), Panelist (2013-2015)
  • SCORE and ACM student competition Judge (2011)

ESEC and ACM/SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations on Software Engineering (FSE):

  • PC Member (2015, 2006), PC Member NIER Track (2012)
  • Doctoral Symposium Chair (2006)

IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE):

  • Program Board Member (2010-2013), PC Member (2005-2009, 2014, 2015), Workshop Selection Committee Member (2011,2015)
  • Co-Organizer (with Jane Cleland-Huang), Industrial Panel “Ready-Set-Transfer” on technology transfer (2012)
  • Doctoral Symposium Chair (with Joao Araujo, 2016)

International Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundations for Software Quality (REFSQ):

  • Program Co-Chair (with Bjorn Regnell, 2011), PC Member (2012-2015)
  • Steering Committee Member (2012-2016)

IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE):

  • PC Member (2006-2015)
  • Steering Committee Member (2006-2009)
  • Doctoral Symposium Chair (2009)

IBM Canadian Software Engineering Conference (CASCON

  • PC Member (2011-2014)

2015

  • Requirements Engineering and Specification (SEng 321), Spring term
  • Software Architecture and Design (SEng 299), Summer term
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis (CSC 375), Fall term

2014

  • Global Software Engineering in collaboration with Casper Lassenius from Aalto University, Finland (SENG 421), Spring term
  • Requirements Engineering and Specification (SEng 321), Spring term
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis (CSC 375), Fall term
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Fall term

2013

  • Graduate Seminar on Research Methods (CSC 595), in collaboration with Prof. V. Irvine’s Online Research Methods course

2012

  • Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSC 586E, CSC 485E and SENG 435), Fall term
  • Object-Oriented Software Development (SEng 330), Fall term
  • Global Software Engineering in collaboration with Casper Lassenius from Aalto University, Finland, Spring term

2011

  • Object-Oriented Software Development (SEng 330), Fall term
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis (CSC 375), Fall term
  • Requirements Engineering and Specification (SEng 321), Spring term
  • Graduate Seminar in collaboration with Marian Petre from Open University, UK, Spring term

For a full list of my publications please see our SEGAL Publications page.

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