Brian Fitzgerald

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Name:Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald is Director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre. He also holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick (UL), and served as Vice President Research at UL from 2008-2011.

He holds a PhD from the University of London and his research interests lie primarily in software development, encompassing open source and inner source, crowdsourcing software development, agile and lean software development, and global software development.

His publications include 16 books, and over 150 peer-reviewed articles in the leading international journals and conferences in both the Information Systems and Software Engineering fields, including MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering Methodology (TOSEM).

Prior to taking up an academic position, he worked in the software industry for about 12 years, in a variety of sectors (including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, bespoke software development) in a number of countries (Ireland, Belgium, Germany).

He has been very successful in winning competitive research grants from a variety of funding agencies. Overall, these projects have received total funding of almost €100 million, with over €13 million received directly as Principal Investigator (PI).

Affiliation:Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick


InnerSoft 2023 Co-chair in InnerSoft Organizing Committee within the InnerSoft 2023-track
EASE 2021 Author of Empirical Findings on BDD Story Parsing to Support Consistency Assurance between Requirements and Artifacts within the Vision and Emerging Results Track-track
WAIN'21 Panelist of Research&Academic Panel within the WAIN'21-track
ICSE 2020 Author of Scaling Open Source Communities: an Empirical Study of the Linux kernel within the Technical Papers-track
Programme Committee in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
ICSE 2019 Author of The ABC of Software Engineering Research within the Journal-First Papers-track
Author of Why Do Episodic Volunteers Stay in FLOSS Communities? within the Technical Track-track
Author of Uncovering the Periphery: A Qualitative Survey of Episodic Volunteering in Free/Libre and Open Source Software Communities within the Journal-First Papers-track
OSS 2019 Author of Crowdsourcing Software Development: Silver Bullet or Lead Balloon within the OSS 2019 Invited Speakers-track