About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at Concordia University and Concordia University Research Chair in Web Software Technologies.

My research interests include software maintenance, empirical software engineering, refactoring recommendation systems, and software quality assurance.

I have served as a program committee member of various software engineering conferences, such as ICSE Formal Tool Demonstration track, ICSME, SANER, ICPC, and SCAM Research tracks.
I have also co-chaired the program committee of SANER Early Research Achievements (ERA) and Tool Demonstration tracks.

From January 2011 until May 2012, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada working with Professor Eleni Stroulia and students from the Service Systems Research Group.
In September 2010, I received my PhD degree from the department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Chatzigeorgiou.

You can find my most recent CV here.

News

January 26, 2016

Awarded Outstanding Reviewer Status by the Information & Software Technology Journal for my Exceptional Contribution to the Quality of the Journal when Serving as Reviewer from 2014 to 2015.

January 14, 2016

Our paper titled "An Empirical Study on the Use of CSS Preprocessors" was selected as one of the 5 best paper candidates at SANER 2016.

November 17, 2015

Our paper titled "Assessing the Refactorability of Software Clones" is the featured article of the IEEE TSE November 2015 issue.

June 16, 2015

Our paper titled "Assessing the Refactorability of Software Clones" has been accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. A preprint of the paper can be found at IEEE XPlore.

June 10, 2015

Appointed to the position of Concordia University Research Chair (New Scholar) in Web Software Technologies.

Giri Krishnan, the first Master's student I supervised at Concordia, receives the F.A. Gerard Prize, awarded annually to the most deserving graduate of the Master in Applied Science and Computer Science programs (thesis) of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University.

August 30, 2014

JDeodorant goes open-source! You can find the source code on GitHub.

If you are looking for a supervisor for your graduate study and are interested in the research area of software maintenance, please have a look at these research topics and contact me if you find something that excites you!

Google Scholar released the 2014 version of Scholar Metrics with h5-index and h5-median for the top-20 Conferences and Journals in each area of research! In the area of Software Systems the International Conference on Software Engineering and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering are in the top two positions.