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Curriculum Vitae

Hi! I'm Paige Rodeghero. I'm a fifth year computer science and engineering PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Collin McMillan. I was awarded my Masters degree from the University of Notre Dame in August 2017. I previously obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in 2013. My main research interests include software engineering and source code comprehension. Check out my publications below! I'm currently on the job market and will graduate with my PhD in May 2018!


  • 2017: Educational Game Design @ University of Notre Dame (Instructor of Record)
  • 2016: Software Projects With Drones @ University of Notre Dame (Guest Lecturer)
  • 2014: Information Web Sciences @ University of Notre Dame (Teaching Assistant)
  • 2013: HCI @ University of Notre Dame (Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer)
  • 2013: Introduction to Computer Science @ Ball State University (Lab Instructor)

Awards & Funding

NSF funding to attend ICSE 2016
NSF funding to attend NasBase 2015
CAPS funding to attend ICSE 2015
CAPS funding to attend ICSE 2014
Scholarship to attend CRA-W Graduate Cohort in April 2014 awarded by CRA-W
2014 Dept. of Computer Science & Eng. Kaneb Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award
ACM Distinguished Paper Award 2014 (ICSE)
ED GAANN Fellow 2014-Present


Rodeghero, P., "Behavior-Informed Algorithms for Automatic Documentation Generation", in the Proc. of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), To Appear.

Armaly, A., Rodeghero, P., McMillan, C., "Blindness and Program Comprehension", in Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), accepted July 5, 2017. Journal First.

Rodeghero, P., McMillan, C., Shirey, A., "API Usage in Descriptions of Source Code Functionality", in Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution (WAPI'17), Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 23, 2017.

Rodeghero, P., Jiang, S., Armaly, A., McMillan, C., "Detecting User Story Information in Developer-Client Conversations to Generate Extractive Summaries", in Proc. of the 39th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'17), Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 20-28, 2017 (17% acceptance rate) .

Rodeghero, P., Huo, D., Ding, T., McMillan, C., Gethers, M., "An Empirical Study on How Expert Knowledge Affects Bug Reports", in Journal of Software: Evolution and Process - Special Issue ICSM (JSEP - SI), accepted. ICSM'14 Invited Paper.

Rodeghero, P. "Discovering Important Source Code Terms." Accepted and will appear in the Proceedings 38th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'16). ACM Student Research Competition, Austin, Texas, USA.

Rodeghero, P., McMillan, C., "An Empirical Study on the Patterns of Eye Movement during Summarization Tasks", in Proc. of the 9th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM'15), Beijing, China, Oct. 22-23, 2015, 10 pages. [paper link]

Rodeghero, P., Liu, C., McBurney, P. W., McMillan, C., "An Eye-Tracking Study of Java Programmers and Application to Source Code Summarization", in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE).


Rodeghero, P., McMillan, C., McBurney, P. W., Bosch, N., D'Mello, S., "Improving Automated Source Code Summarization via an Eye-Tracking Study of Programmers", in Proc. of 36th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'14), Hyderabad, India, May 31-June 7 2014, 12 pages. (20% acceptance rate) ACM Distinguished Paper Award [data] [paper link]