Email: tapajit dey lero ie
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.