Bonita Sharif

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Name: Bonita Sharif

Bio: Bonita Sharif, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska USA. She received her Ph.D. in 2010 and MS in 2003 in Computer Science from Kent State University, U.S.A and B.S. in Computer Science from Cyprus College, Nicosia Cyprus. Her research interests are in eye tracking related to software engineering, program comprehension, empirical software engineering, emotional awareness, software traceability, and software visualization to support maintenance of large systems. She has authored over 40 refereed publications. She serves on numerous program committees including ICSME, VISSOFT, SANER, ICSE NIER, and ICPC. Sharif is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the NSF CRI award related to empowering software engineering with eye tracking. She directs the Software Engineering Research and Empirical Studies Lab in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UNL.Check out the iTrace infrastructure that supports eye tracking within developer work environments at

Country: United States

Affiliation: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

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Research interests: empirical studies, program comprehension, eye tracking, biometrics, human computer interaction, software traceability, software visualization


ESEC/FSE 2020Student Research Competition Co-Chair in Organizing Committee
Co-chair in Program Committee within the Student Research Competition-track
MSR 2020Ordinary PC member in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
ASE 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
MSR 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the MSR 2019 Technical Papers-track
ICPC 2019Replications Track Co-Chair in Organization Committee
Track Chair in Program Committee within the ICPC 2019 Replications-track
ICSE 2020Programme Committee in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
Committee Member in Committee within the Workshops-track
ICSE 2019PC Member in Program Committee within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track
Session Chair of Software Documentation (part of Papers)
Author of An Eye Tracking Replication on How Developers Read and Summarize Java Methods within the ROSE Festival-track
Author of Developer Reading Behavior while Summarizing Java Methods : Size and Context Matters within the Technical Track-track
ICPC 2018Committee Member in Program Committee within the Technical Research-track
ESEC/FSE 2018Committee Member in Mentors within the Faculty Mentorship Roundtables-track
* ICSE 2018 *Committee Member in Program Committee within the SRC - ACM Student Research Competition -track