Neil Ernst

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Name: Neil Ernst

Bio: Neil is an assistant professor in the software engineering group. His research looks at the intersections of design and requirements, with an empirical focus. Currently he is interested in engineering challenges in data science.

Neil chairs the steering committee for the International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM), is associate editor, Journal of Systems and Software, and Open Science Chair, ESEM 2019.

Neil was senior researcher, Software Engineering Institute, postdoc in software engineering at the University of British Columbia with Gail Murphy, and completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Toronto under John Mylopoulos.

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Country: Canada

Affiliation: University of Victoria

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Research interests: software design, engineering challenges of data science


ICPC 2019Track Chair in Program Committee within the Negative Results-track
Negative Results Track Co-Chair in Organization Committee
TechDebt 2019Session Chair of Tool Panel (part of TechDebt)
Tools Track Co-Chair in Organizing Committee within the TechDebt-track
MSR 2018Author of Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling for Tailoring Metric Thresholds within the Technical Papers-track