About Me

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) at the Information Science Department of the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Before being a Lecturer, I worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Software Reengineering Research Group at Queen's University, 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 methods (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 in my PhD. I obtained my BSc in 2007 at the University Centre of Pará, in my hometown (Belém), Brazil.