EPICLabs stands for End-user centric, Privacy, Inclusion and Cognition. Our work follows an interdisciplinary approach of performing empirical user studies to understand the problems and barriers that developers currently face, designing and developing interactive tools to make developers and teams more efficient, and formative and summative user studies to evaluate the benefits of the tools. Our research approach is interdisciplinary, leveraging research in data mining, program analysis, software design, software visualization, and human-computer interaction.
Recommending Tasks to Newcomers in OSS Projects: How Do Mentors Handle It? was accepted into the 16th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2020).
Lifting the Curtain on Merge Conflict Resolution: A Sensemaking Perspective was accepted for the 36th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME).
Hidden Figures: Roles and Pathways of Successful OSS Contributors was accepted for the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).
Congratulations to Dr. Brindescu for successfully defending his dissertation: An Investigation of the effects of merge conflicts on collaborative software development!
A Tale from the Trenches: Cognitive Biases and Software Development won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE 2020! Congratulations Team: Souti Chattopadhyay, Nicholas Nelson, Audrey Au, Natalia Morales, Christopher Sanchez, Rahul Pandita, Anita Sarma.
What’s Wrong with Computational Notebooks? Pain Points, Needs, and Design Opportunities received an honorable mention for CHI 2020! Congratulations team: Souti Chattopadhyay, Ishita Prasad, Austin Z. Henley, Anita Sarma & Titus Barik.