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Harald Gall

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Name: Harald Gall

Bio: Harald Gall is professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to that, he was associate professor at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in the Distributed Systems Group, where he also received his PhD (Dr. techn.) and master’s degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Informatics.

He held visiting positions at Microsoft Research in Redmond, USA, and University of Washington in Seattle, USA.

His research interests are in software engineering with focus on software evolution, software architecture, software quality analysis, mining software repositories, and cloud-based software engineering.

He is probably best known for his work on software evolution analysis and mining software archives. Since 1997 he has worked on devising ways in which mining these repositories can help to better understand software development, to devise predictions about quality attributes, and to exploit this knowledge in software analysis tools such as Evolizer, ChangeDistiller, or SOFAS.

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal on Empirical Software Engineering (since 2015), IEEE Software (since 2015), and the Computing Journal (since 2011). He is a former Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2010-14).

Country: Switzerland

Affiliation: University of Zurich

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Research interests: Empirical Software Engineering, Software Quality Analysis, Mining Software Repositories, SE and AI


MSR 2019Author of On the Effectiveness of Manual and Automatic Unit Test Generation: Ten Years Later within the Technical Papers-track
ICSE 2019Author of Interactive Production Performance Feedback in the IDE within the Technical Track-track
Author of Software Engineering for Machine Learning: A Case Study within the Software Engineering in Practice-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the ACM Student Research Competition-track
Author of Automated Reporting of Anti-Patterns and Decay in Continuous Integration within the Technical Track-track
Author of DRONE: A Tool to Detect and Repair Directive Defects in Java APIs Documentation within the Demonstrations-track
Author of When Code Completion Fails: a Case Study on Real-World Completions within the Technical Track-track
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