Academic Positions

  • Present 2017

    Professor (Professor Adjunto)

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Department of Informatics

  • 2017 2015

    Professor (Professor Adjunto)

    Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Computing Institute

  • 2015 2012

    Professor (Professor Adjunto)

    Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Computer Science Department

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. 2011

    D.Sc. in Software Engineering, COPPE/UFRJ

    Grade Point Average (GPA): 10/10 (Grade A in all disciplines).

    Advisor: Guilherme Travassos

  • M.Sc.2004

    M.Sc. in Software Engineering, COPPE/UFRJ

    Grade Point Average (GPA): 10/10 (Grade A in all disciplines).

    Advisor: Guilherme Travassos


Honors, Awards and Grants (Selection)

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  • ESEM 2020
    Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair
    Invited as scientific program committee co-chair of ESEM 2020 (International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement), together with Prof. Federica Sarro (University College London). ESEM is the world's premier forum on Empirical Software Engineering and in 2020 will be held in the beautiful city of Bari in Italy.
  • JSS 2019
    Recognition of the Best Reviewers of the Journal of Systems and Software for 2018
    Recognition received in January 2019 from the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS). JSS is the one of the world's premier scientific journals in the area of systems and software engineering.
  • SEAA 2019
    Best Paper of the SEAA 2019 Programme
    Award received in Kallithea (Greece) during the EuroMicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA). The paper "Search Strategy to Update Systematic Literature Reviews in Software Engineering" was selected as the best paper of all SEAA tracks. The author version of this paper can be found here.
  • RE 2019
    Best Research Paper Candidate
    Our paper "An Approach for Reviewing Security-Related Aspects in Agile Requirements Specifications of Web Applications" was indicated as best research paper candidate of RE 2019, held in South Korea. The author version of this paper can be found here.
  • SBES 2019
    Third Best Paper of the SBES 2019 Programme
    Award received in Salvador (Brazil) during the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES). The paper "Towards a Catalog of Java Dependency Injection Anti-Patterns" was selected as the third best paper of SBES 2019. The author version of this paper can be found here.
  • CIBSE 2019
    Distinguished paper at the CIBSE Requirements Engineering track
    Distinction received in Havana during the Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIBSE). The paper "Do We Preach What We Practice? Investigating the Practical Relevance of Requirements Engineering Syllabi – The IREB Case" was selected as the second best paper of the track and invited for a journal extension. The author version of this paper can be found here.
  • ESEM 2019
    Emerging Results and Vision Papers Program Committee Chair
    Invited as emerging results and vision papers program committee chair of ESEM 2019, the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, held in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil.
  • ICSE 2018
    ACM Distinguished Paper Award
    Award received for a co-authored ICSE paper regarding a theory on the identification of design problems in the source code. ICSE is the world's main conference in the field of software engineering. In 40 years of ICSE this was the second time that a paper from Brazil receives such distinction.
  • SWQD 2018
    Technical Research Best Paper Award
    Award received in Vienna during the Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD) in 2018. The paper concerns an effective risk management strategy for requirements engineering. The full paper, published by Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing can be found here.
  • ESEM 2017
    Industrial Track Program Committee Chair
    Invited as industrial track program committee chair of ESEM 2017, the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, held in Toronto, Canada.
  • PUC-Rio 2017
    Selected for a permanent professor position at PUC-Rio
    Selected for a permanent position in the area of Software Engineering, starting 1st of August 2017.
  • CIBSE 2017
    Distinguished paper at the CIBSE Experimental Software Engineering (ESELAW) track
    Distinction received in Buenos Aires during the Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIBSE). The paper "Investigating Model Quality Assurance with a Distributed and Scalable Review Process" was selected as one of the best track papers, invited to be extended for inclusion in a special issue of the CLEI Electronic Journal.
  • CIBSE 2017
    Distinguished paper at the CIBSE Requirements Engineering (WER) track
    Distinction received in Buenos Aires during the Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIBSE). The paper "Requirements Engineering Practice and Problems in Agile Projects: Results from an International Survey" was selected as one of the best track papers, invited to be extended for inclusion in a special issue of the CLEI Electronic Journal.
  • ESEM 2016
    Best Short Paper Award
    Award received in Ciudad Real during the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) in 2016. The paper proposes and evaluates an approach that may significantly reduce the effort of updating systematic literature reviews by applying forward snowballing. The publication by the ACM can be found here.
  • ICEIS 2016
    Best Paper Award
    Award received in Rome during the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) in 2016. The paper investigates the identification of technical debt through code comment analysis. The full paper, published by SCITEPress - Science and Technology Publications can be found here.
  • SWQD 2016
    Technical Research Best Paper Award
    Award received in Vienna during the Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD) in 2016. The paper concerns the prevention of incomplete and hidden requirements during software development projects. The full paper, published by Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing can be found here.
  • ESELAW 2016
    Scientific Program Committee Chair
    Invited as program committee chair of ESELAW 2016, the Experimental Software Engineering Latin American Workshop, held in Quito, Equador.
  • ISERN 2015
    Member of the ISERN (International Software Engineering Research Network)
    Voted as a member of the ISERN (International Software Engineering Research Network), after a three step application procedure initiated in Torino-Italy in 2014, including a canidadate presentation in Beijing-China in 2015. ISERN is the world's main empirical software engineering research community.
  • CIBSE 2015
    Industrial Track Program Committee Chair
    Invited as program committee chair of the industrial track of CIBSE 2015, the Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering, held in Lima, Peru.
  • SWQD 2014
    Industrial Experience Best Paper Award
    Award received in Vienna during the Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD - one of the largest software quality conferences in Europe) in 2014. The full paper, published by Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing can be found here.
  • UFF 2014
    First place in public contest for a professor position at UFF
    Three day long contest to select a new Software Engineering professor for the highly productive Computing Institute of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). I was happy that, given the amount of factors that may influence the results in such a contests with several phases, everything went well and I got the first place in all criteria (written exam, memorial and research project presentation, didactic exam & production counting).
  • WAMPS 2014
    Scientific Program Committee Chair
    Invited as scientific program committee chair of the WAMPS workshop, held in Campinas, Brazil.
  • SBQS 2013
    Distinguished Experience Report
    The experience report, concerning establishing a service-based and agile software development process, received the distinction at the Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS) and was selected to have an extended version included in a special issue of the Springer Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development. The extended journal paper is available here (look for the PDF link). It figures among the highly accessed papers of the Journal.
  • UFJF 2012
    First place in public contest for a professor position at UFJF
    Three day long contest to select a new professor for the computer science department of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). I was happy that, given the amount of factors that may influence the results in such a contests with several phases (written exam, didactic exam & production counting), everything went well and I got the overall first place.
  • SBQS 2012
    PhD Thesis Distinction
    Distinction as one of the best Brazilian PhD Theses in the area of Software Quality of 2011. Received at the Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality, in Fortaleza-CE - Brazil. Much of the merit here is owned by my advisor Guilherme Travassos.