Studies and Research

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software at the University of Limerick (UL), working with Prof. Brian Fitzgerald on the TREES project working on making the lives of Open Source Newcomers & projects a bit easier, in a collaboration project with Dr. Ahmed E. Hassan and his team at Huawei@Canada and also on facilitating InnerSource implementation at Huawei@China.
I finished my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) with Dr. Audris Mockus, working on Open Source Software Supply Chain, bot detection, and modeling various user-affected software properties from the prespective of the Information System Success Model.
I received my Bachelors and Masters Degree (under the Dual-Degree program) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering and worked in IBM for 3 years before joining my Ph.D.

In terms of Research, my interests comprise the topics of Open Source and InnerSource software development, Empirical Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories, and data analytics.

Latest News (May 2022)
  • I have been awarded the "Distinguished Reviewer Award" for MSR 2022 Technical Track for the second consecutive year (after MSR'21).
  • I'm honored to serve as the Publicity & Social Media Co-Chair, Shadow-PC Mentor, and PC member for the MSR'22 conference.
  • I'm nonored to serve as a PC member in ICSE'23 Technical Track.
  • I'm honored to serve as the Proceedings Chair in PROMISE'22.
  • I'm have been promoted to a Postdoctoral Fellow in Lero at the University of Limerick.

Active Research Projects
Past/Dormant Research Projects
  • Research on code-commit bot detection.
  • Software Supply Chain: Exploring the Effects of Interdependencies in a Software Ecosystem on Popularity.
  • Predicting Pull Request Quality.
  • Effects of Software Usage on Perceived Quality of a Software.

Other interests
  • I am a staunch supporter of the Open Science Movement, and support making knowledge accessible to everyone. To that end, I am really passionate about the success of the Open Source movement.
  • I also feel scholars around the world should do everying they can to devise ways of mitigating the effects of climate change as much as possible. COVID-19 has shown everyone what the collective effort of scientists around the world can achieve and I'm hopeful we can do something about climate change as well. To that end, I'm exploring how I myself can contribute to Green technologies.
  • I'm a big fan of Vsauce, Veritasium, Kurzgesagt, SciShow, and similar informative YouTube channels.
  • In terms of coding, I prefer using R (for statistical analysis), shell script (for running small errands and big jobs), and Python (everything else).

  • Fall 2020 - Present — Lecturer: CS4911 - Introduction to Information Technology @ UL
  • Modified the course and assessment to conform with COVID-19 related restrictions & virtual teaching requirements, included new topics like Cyber Security, Edge & Quantum Computing, and moderninzed the rest of the lecture topics to include latest developments.
  • Spring 2017 — Teaching Assistant: Programming Languages and Systems @ UTK
  • Fall 2016 — Teaching Assistant: Fundamentals of Digital Archeology @ UTK
  • Spring 2016 — Teaching Assistant: Operating Systems @ UTK
  • Fall 2015 — Teaching Assistant: Fundamentals of Digital Archeology @ UTK

Notable Positions, Awards, and Recognitions

Publications - Peer Reviewed & Published

Preprints, Datasets, Misc.