Romain Robbes

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Name: Romain Robbes

Bio: Romain Robbes is an Associate Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in the SwSE research group, where he works since April 2017. Before that, he was an Assistant, then Associate Professor at the University of Chile (Computer Science Department), in the PLEIAD research lab. He earned his PhD in 2008 from the University of Lugano, Switzerland and received his Master’s degree from the University of Caen, France. His research interests lie in Empirical Software Engineering, including, but not limited to, Mining Software Repositories. He authored more than 60 papers on these topics, including top software engineering and programming languages venues such as ICSE, FSE, ASE, EMSE, ECOOP, or OOPSLA, received best paper awards at WCRE 2009 and MSR 2011, and was the recipient of a Microsoft SEIF award 2011. He has served in the organizing and program committees of many software engineering conferences (ICSE, MSR, WCRE, ICSME, OOPSLA, ECOOP, IWPSE, and others) and serves on the Editorial Board of EMSE.

Country: Italy

Affiliation: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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Research interests: Empirical Software Engineering, Mining Software Repository


MSR 2020Award Recipient of Most Influential Paper Talk within the MSR Awards-track
ICSE 2021Committee Member in Program Committee within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track
MSR 2019Committee Member in MIP Award Committee within the MSR 2019 MIP Award-track
ICPC 2019Author of Live Programming and Software Evolution: Questions during a Programming Change Task within the ICPC 2019 Technical Research-track
ICSE 2020Session Chair of Birds of a feather: Reviewing SE research papers (part of Birds of a Feather)
Author of Big Code != Big Vocabulary: Open-Vocabulary Models for Source code within the Technical Papers-track
Programme Committee in Programme Committee within the ICSE 2020 Posters-track
ICSE 2019Author of API Fluency within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track
Author of Leveraging Small Software Engineering Data Sets with Pre-trained Neural Networks within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track
PC Member in Program Committee within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track
MSR 2018Committee Member in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
Session Chair of Programming Practice (part of Technical Papers)
Author of Imprecisions Diagnostic in Source Code Deltas within the Technical Papers-track
SPLASH 2017Committee Member in Program Committee within the OOPSLA-track
* ICSE 2018 *Author of The Road to Live Programming: Insights From the Practice within the Technical Papers -track
Committee Member in Workshops program commitee within the Workshops-track
Author of Assessing the Threat of Untracked Changes in Software Evolution within the Technical Papers -track
PLATEAU 2015Author of Is Functional Programming Better for Modularity? within the PLATEAU-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the PLATEAU-track
SPLASH 2015Tutorials Co-Chair in Organizing Committee within the Tutorials-track
Tutorials Co-Chair in Organizing Committee
PLATEAUAuthor of Asking and Answering Questions during a Programming Change Task in Pharo Language within the PLATEAU-track
DLSCo-author of On the Use of Type Predicates in Object-Oriented Software: The Case of Smalltalk within the DLS-track
PLATEAU 2012Author of Tracking human-centric controlled experiments with biscuit within the PLATEAU 2012-track
SPLASH 2012Author of An empirical study of the influence of static type systems on the usability of undocumented software within the OOPSLA Research Papers-track