We research the social charactersitics of the community behind FOSS movement. Our research includes a deep look at the effects of external investment in FOSS projects, how and why FOSS projects fork, merge and fade, and other aspects of Open Source community.
Analyzing FOSS Collaboration and Social Dynamics with Temporal Social Networks (azarbakht2013ossdcapplying)
Joining Free/Open Source Software Communities: An Analysis of Newbies' First Interactions on Project Mailing Lists (kuechler2011joining)
The IDE Tools are an ensemble of applications that enable developers to derive the most out of their development environment. Some of our research include applications that identify unwanted patterns in code with regard various goals, applications that identify and recommend supporting information such as testcases, documentation etc. for code being written, and support for collaborative features in a development environment.
We study the cognitive factors in HCI that affect people in software engineering.