Email: tapajit dey lero ie
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher 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.
I finished my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) with Dr. Audris Mockus.
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.
Knowledge, to me, is the ultimate ecstasy, and I strive to understand and decipher the way the world works. To me, it's not so much about "How the world works?", but about "Why does the world work the way it does?".
I also am fascinated by how artificial and virtual intelligence can change our world, how we can cohabit the world peacefully, and how it will change the society in future.
I also am a staunch supporter of the Open Science Movement, and support making knowledge accessible to everyone. 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).