I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software at the University of Limerick (UL), working with Prof. Brian Fitzgerald on the €6M TREES project, working on facilitating Open Source Newcomers and New OSS projects in a collaboration project with 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. In my Ph.D. research, I adopted the socio-technical view to understand how software users and the interdependencies among software components (the software supply chain) affect its success by leveraging 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 Empirical Software Engineering, Open Source and InnerSource software development, Human Aspects of Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories, Data Analysis, and Role of Bots/Automation in Software Development.

I'm on the job market and am looking for positions globally starting in mid-2023. Please let me know if you have any leads or are interested in having a discussion!

Latest News (September 2022)
  • I'll be serving as a PC member in ICSE'24 Technical Track.
  • I'm honored to serve as a PC member in ICSE'23 Technical Track, Poster Track, and Artifact Evaluation Track.
  • I am honored to serve as the Publicity & Social Media Co-Chair and PC member for the Mining Challenge Track for the MSR'23 conference.
  • I am honored to serve in the Diversity Committee of Lero and as a member of Lero's Open Source Programme Office (OSPO).
  • I'm honored to serve as the Proceedings Chair in PROMISE'22.
  • 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 have served as the Publicity & Social Media Co-Chair, Shadow-PC Mentor, and PC member (Technical Track) for the MSR'22 conference.

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 everything 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 modernized 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.