I am a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, supervised by Dr. Daniela Damian. I have a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Decision Sciences. Before joining the SEGaL lab in August 2012, I was a Research Assistant in the Athens University of Economics and Business, collaborating with the SENSE team and Professor Spinellis.

My major research interest is applying socio-technical systems theory in software engineering. I see the process of developing software within teams as a complex one, involving social interaction and organizational structure as much as it involves technical decisions and optimizing performance. My view is that these two layers of software development need to be in balance, especially in the case of globally distributed teams. My research focuses on the collaboration and coordination of distributed software development teams and investigates how it affects code quality. My particular focus is on open source software projects.

I firmly believe that combining disciplines, perspectives, personalities, and views leads to more provocative and, thus, interesting findings.

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Using GitHub to collaborate

We started a project in our lab this summer, which we lovingly call Co-CoDe: Collaboration, Coordination, and Development process in... Read More →

Eirini Kalliamvakou, Georgios Gousios, Kelly Blincoe, Leif Singer, Daniel German, and Daniela Damian. An in-depth study of the promises and perils of mining GitHub. Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE). Accepted June 2015. (preprint)
Eirini Kalliamvakou, Daniela Damian, Kelly Blincoe, Leif Singer and Daniel M. German. Open Source-Style Collaborative Development Practices in Commercial Projects Using GitHub. In Proceeding of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ’15), Florence, Italy, 2015. (preprint)

Eirini Kalliamvakou, Marc Palyart, Gail Murphy and Daniela Damian. A Field Study of Modellers at Work. Modeling in Software Engineering (MiSE), 2015 IEEE/ACM 7th International Workshop on , vol., no., pp.25,29, 16-17 May 2015 (preprint)

Eirini Kalliamvakou, Georgios Gousios, Kelly Blincoe, Leif Singer, Daniel M. German & Daniela Damian. (2014). The Promises and Perils of Mining GitHub. In Proceedings of the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2014 (92-101). New York, NY, USA: ACM.

Jyoti Sheoran, Kelly Blincoe, Eirini Kalliamvakou, Daniela Damian, & Jordan Ell. (2014). Understanding “Watchers” on GitHub. In MSR ’14: Proceedings of the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories. Hyderabad, India.

Eirini Kalliamvakou, Georgios Gousios, Diomidis Spinellis and Nancy Pouloudi. Measuring Developer Contribution From Software Repository Data. In MCIS 2009: Proceedings of the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Athens, Greece, pages 600-611, September 2009.

Georgios Gousios, Eirini Kalliamvakou and Diomidis Spinellis. Measuring Developer Contribution From Software Repository Data, In MSR ’08: Proceedings of the 2008 International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, Leipzig, Germany, pages 129-132, May 2008.

Vasileios Vlachos, Eirini Kalliamvakou and Diomidis Spinellis. Simulating Bandwidth-Limited Worms: One Graph to Rule Them All?. In Theodore S. Papatheodorou, Dimitris N. Christodoulakis, and Nikitas N. Karanikolas, editors, Current Trends is Informatics: 11th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2007, volume B, pages 151-162, Patras, May 2007.

Nancy Pouloudi and Eirini Kalliamvakou. A qualitative evaluation of a cross-border identity management system to support public administrationInsights and lessons learned. In MCIS 2007: Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Venice, Italy, October 2007.

Eirini Kalliamvakou, Elpida Prasopoulou and Nancy Pouloudi. Identity management architectures: Arguing for a socio-technical perspective. In G. Collste, S.O. Hansson, S. Rogerson and T.W. Bynum, editors, Proceedings of the Eighth ETHICOMP International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies: The ETHICOMP Decade 1995-2005, Linkoping, Sweden, September 2005.

Nancy Pouloudi and Eirini Kalliamvakou. Tracing Diversity in the History of Citizen Identifiers in Europe: A Legacy for Electronic Identity Management?. In Andrea Carugati and Cecilia Rossignoli, editors, Emerging Themes in Information Systems and Organization Studies, pages 333-346, Physica-Verlag HD, 2011

Eirini Kalliamvakou. Open Source Software Basics: An Overview of a Revolutionary Research Context. In Lytras M. and Naeve A., editors, Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Managements: Strategies Beyond Tools. Idea Group Publishing, 2007

Elpida Prasopoulou, Nancy Pouloudi and Eirini Kalliamvakou. Imposing order on the Greek taxation system: The case of TAXIS. In Josef Makolm, Gerti Orthofer, editors, E Taxation: State & Perspectives. E-Government in the field of Taxation: Scientific Basis, Implementation Strategies, Good Practice Examples, pages 31-42, Trauner Verlag, Linz, 2007

Braden Simpson, Eirini Kalliamvakou, Nathan Lambert and Daniela Damian. Aduno: Real-Time Collaborative Work Design In A Shared Workspace. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE), San Francisco, CA, 2013 (to appear)

Eirini Kalliamvakou. Model Construction for Measuring Developer Contribution From Software Repository Data. In Walt Scacchi, Kris Ven, Jan Verelst, editors,  Proceedings of the OSS 2009 Doctoral Symposium, Skövde, Sweden, pages 65-72, June 2009.

You can also view my Google Scholar profile here.

Assistant Reviewer, Int.Conference on Software Engineering, NIER, 2013.

Assistant Reviewer, Int.Conference on Software Engineering, NIER, 2014.

Assistant Reviewer, Int.Conference on Software Engineering, Doctoral Symposium, 2015.


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