Nikolaos Tsantalis is an Associate professor in the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and was a Concordia University Research Chair in Web Software Technologies between 2015-2020.

His research interests include software maintenance, software evolution, empirical software engineering, refactoring recommendation systems, refactoring mining, and software quality assurance. He has developed tools, such as the Design Pattern Detection tool, JDeodorant and RefactoringMiner, which are used by many practitioners, researchers, and educators.
He has received two Most Influential Paper awards at SANER 2018 and SANER 2019, and two ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper awards at FSE 2016 and ICSE 2017.
He served as a program co-chair for various tracks in ICMSE, SANER, SCAM and ICPC conferences, and serves regularly as a program committee member of international conferences in the field of software engineering, such as ASE, ICSME, MSR, SANER, ICPC, and SCAM. He is a member of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering Review board.
Finally, he is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM, and holds a license from the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

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