About Me

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) in the Information Science Department at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Before being a Lecturer, I worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Software Reengineering Research Group at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, under the supervision of Prof. Ying Zou. My  main  research  field  is  Empirical  Software  Engineering.  I use methodologies  such  as  machine learning,  statistics  and qualitative  techniques  (e.g.,  surveys  and  interviews)  to  better understand  the  software development  phenomena. The  goal  of  my research  is  to  augment  the  body  of  knowledge  of the Software Engineering  field and  ultimately  optimize  the  practice  of software  development. I obtained my MSc (2013) and PhD (2017) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, under the supervision of Prof. Uirá Kulesza. I was also supervised by Prof. Ahmed E. Hassan when I visited the Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL) for more than 2 years during my PhD. I obtained my BSc in 2007 at the University Centre of Pará, in my hometown (Belém), Brazil.