Sridhar Chimalakonda

Registered user since Fri 8 Mar 2019

Name:Sridhar Chimalakonda

I am passionate about pushing the boundaries of Software Engineering research from India and venturing to create a best research lab at IIT Tirupati, India. Let us see how it goes! The first attempt started with MSR 2019 :) We now have publications in ICSE 2022, ICSE 2021, ICSE 2020, FSE 2020, FSE 2021, ASE 2021, MSR 2021 and we are looking forward for a blast! - Checkout our lab website:

I plan to expand our lab with collaborations across the globe in the broad area of Software Engineering (I also work with siblings - Educational Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction). Happy to chat! Email:

Standard Bio: Sridhar Chimalakonda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati. He did his PhD and MS by Research in Computer Science & Engineering from IIIT Hyderabad. He is also an ACM India Eminent Speaker. He leads the Research in Intelligent Software and Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab which primarily works in the area of Software Engineering, and specifically AI for SE and SE for AI. We research effective and scalable ways to help developers improve quality of software by qualitatively and quantitatively analyzing a diversified range of software artifacts [such as code, commits, bugs, logs, patterns, designs and so on] in millions of software repositories.

He is passionate about addressing societal challenges through computing research. Recently, he steered the development of an innovative game SurviveCovid-19 for Covid19 awareness and Mood of India portal to gauge the mood of people during Covid19 through Twitter analysis.

He volunteers for ACM SIGSOFT [Special Interest Group in Software Engineering] as Social Media Chair and as Core Committee member of ACM iSIGCSE [Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education]

Affiliation:IIT Tirupati
Personal website:
Research interests:Empirical Software Engineering, Semantic Code Search, Code Smells, Summarization, Documentation, Architecture, Quality, APIs, Cross-Project Learning, Knowledge Graphs, AI for SE, SE for AI, Energy, Educational Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction


ASE 2023 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
ICSE 2023 Committee Member in Software Engineering in Society within the SEIS - Software Engineering in Society-track
Committee Member in Demonstrations within the DEMO - Demonstrations-track
ESEC/FSE 2022 Author of eGEN: An Energy-saving Modeling Language and Code Generator for Location-sensing of Mobile Apps within the Demonstrations-track
Author of Exploring the Under-Explored Terrain of Non-open Source Data for Software Engineering through the Lens of Federated Learning within the Ideas, Visions and Reflections -track
PROMISE'22 Author of API + Code = Better Code Summary? - Insights from an Exploratory Study within the PROMISE'22-track
ASE 2022 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Industry Showcase-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Tool Demonstrations-track
EASE 2022 Author of Towards a Catalog of Energy Patterns in Deep Learning Development within the Research-track
Author of Exploring Security Vulnerabilities in Competitive Programming: An Empirical Study within the Research-track
ICSE 2022 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Artifact Evaluation-track
Author of COSPEX: A Program Comprehension Tool for Novice Programmers within the DEMO - Demonstrations-track
ICPC 2022 Author of GitQ- Towards Using Badges as Visual Cues for GitHub Projects within the Tool Demonstration-track
ASE 2021 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Tool Demonstrations-track
Session Chair of Tool Demo (1) (part of Tool Demonstrations)
Author of A Mocktail of Source Code Representations within the NIER track-track
ESEC/FSE 2021 Author of StackEmo: Towards Enhancing User Experience by Augmenting Stack Overflow with Emojis within the Demonstrations-track
Author of ACĀ²: Towards Understanding Architectural Changes in Python Projects within the Demonstrations-track
EASE 2021 Author of An Exploratory Study Towards Understanding Lambda Expressions in Python within the EASE 2020-track
ICSE 2021 Author of Understanding Emotions of Developer Community Towards Software Documentation within the SEIS - Software Engineering in Society-track
Author of APIScanner - Towards Automated Detection of Deprecated APIs in Python Libraries within the DEMO - Demonstrations-track
MSR 2021 Session Chair of Datasets (part of Technical Papers)
Author of GE526: A Dataset of Open Source Game Engines within the Data Showcase-track
Publicity Co-Chair in Organizing Committee
Committee Member in Data Showcase Committee within the Data Showcase-track
ESEC/FSE 2020 Panelist of Conversations on Documentation within the Paper Presentations-track
Author of Software Documentation and Augmented Reality: Love or Arranged Marriage? within the Visions and Reflections -track
ICSE 2020 Author of Refactor4Green: A Game for Novice Programmers to Learn Code Smells within the ICSE 2020 Posters-track
MSR 2020 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Data Showcase-track
MSR 2019 Author of RapidRelease - A Dataset of Projects and Issues on GitHub with Rapid Release within the MSR 2019 Data Showcase-track