David C. Shepherd

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Name: David C. Shepherd

Bio: David C. Shepherd is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a Senior Principal Scientist & Research Area Coordinator with ABB Corporate Research where he conducted research on topics from developer productivity to end-user programming for robots. He is passionate about increasing the impact of software engineering research, which has manifested itself in his professional activities. His day job serves as a ongoing personal experiment on how to, and how not to, transfer technology. His open source work has created a tool downloaded by 47,000+ developers. His recent chairing of five industrial tracks in software engineering (e.g., ICSE, FSE, ICPC, SANER, ICSME) gave him deep insight into the challenges and successes of others’ transfer efforts. His recent project, the FlowLight, which had exposure on venues like The Wall Street Journal and BBC Radio, opened his eyes to the impact of popular publications. Finally, his position as the Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Systems and Software gives him a more permanent platform to encourage industrial publications. David’s career goal is: To be a champion of impact through service and an example of impact through projects.

Country: United States

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University

Personal website: https://davidshepherd.weebly.com

Research interests: Productivity, End-User Programming, Robotics, Code Search


ESEC/FSE 2021Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
ICST 2020Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
ICSE 2021Social Media Co-Chair in Organizing Committe
ASE 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
ICSE 2020Author of What Predicts Software Developers' Productivity? within the Journal First-track
Programme Committee in Program Committee within the Software Engineering in Practice-track
Committee Member in Social Events within the Virtualization-track
Author of Software Documentation: The Practitioners' Perspective within the Technical Papers-track
ICSE 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the Doctoral Symposium-track
ESEC/FSE 2018Author of Discovering Your Own Definition of 'Impact' - A Key to Long Term Engagement within the Doctorial Symposium-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
* ICSE 2018 *Author of Predicting Future Developer Behavior in the IDE Using Topic Models within the Journal first papers-track