Studies and Research

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.

Latest News (May 2021)

Active Research Projects

What I love to spend my time on

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).

Past/Dormant Research Projects
  • 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

  • Spring 2021 — Lecturer: CS4911 - Introduction to Information Technology @ UL
  • Fall 2020 — Lecturer: CS4911 - Introduction to Information Technology @ UL
  • 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

  • [2021] - Received the "Distinguished Reviewer Award" for MSR 2021 Technical Track.
  • [2021] - Served as a Program Committee member (Technical Track) in the MSR'21 conference.
  • [2021] - Served as a Program Committee member in the OSS'21 conference.
  • [2019] - Our paper "Patterns of Effort Contribution and Demand and User Classification based on Participation Patterns in NPM Ecosystem" received the Best Paper Award at the PROMISE - 2019 conference.
  • [2017] - Received the Best Graduate Research Assistant award and scholarshop from the University of Tennessee EECS department.

Publications - Peer Reviewed & Published

Preprints, Datasets, Misc.