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About Me

I am a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Clemson University. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Collin McMillan. My main research interest is in software engineering, focused on productivity, remote work, onboarding, source code comprehension, computer science education, and software engineering for autism. I've also worked in industry as a software engineer for a startup company and at multiple medium sized companies.
I direct the Human Factors Software Engineering (HFSE) research team at Clemson and I am currently looking for smart, self-motivated PhD students. Please email me if you are interested in pursing a PhD.



News

Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute (RHBSSI) Grant Funded
Joining Microsoft Research (MSR) as a Visiting Researcher May-August 2020
Developed and leading SE for Autism Bootcamp Summer 2020 @ Clemson University
Invited to the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2021 Program Committee
Attended Dagstuhl (BOTse: Bots in Software Engineering)

Teaching

  • Fall 2020: Adv. Creative Inquiry: Software Engineering Bots @ Clemson University (Undergraduate Level)
  • Fall 2020: Foundations of Software Engineering @ Clemson University (Graduate Level)
  • Summer 2020: Software Development Methodology @ Clemson University (Undergraduate/Graduate Level)
  • Spring 2020: Computer Science Seminar @ Clemson University (Graduate Level)
  • Spring 2020: Software Specification and Design Techniques @ Clemson University (Graduate Level)
  • Spring 2020: Software Development Methodology @ Clemson University (Undergraduate/Graduate Level)
  • Spring 2019: Introduction to Software Engineering @ Clemson University (Undergraduate Level)
  • Fall 2018: Foundations of Software Engineering @ Clemson University (Graduate Level)
  • Fall 2017: Educational Game Design @ University of Notre Dame (Instructor of Record)
  • Fall 2016: Software Projects With Drones @ University of Notre Dame (Guest Lecturer)
  • Spring 2014: Information Web Sciences @ University of Notre Dame (Teaching Assistant)
  • Fall 2013: HCI @ University of Notre Dame (Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer)
  • Fall 2013: Introduction to Computer Science @ Ball State University (Lab Instructor)

Service & Activities

Program Chair: ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) 2019 (co-chair)
Artifacts Chair: International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) 2019 (co-chair)
Program Committee: IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER) 2019, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) Demonstrations Track 2019, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) 2018, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) 2018, International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution (WAPI) 2018, IEEE/ACM Mining Software Repositories (MSR) 2018, IEEE The International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution-New Ideas and Emerging Results (ICSME-NIER) 2017
Organizing Committee: IEEE The International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis & Manipulation (SCAM) 2019,IEEE The International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis & Manipulation (SCAM) 2018, IEEE The International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis & Manipulation (SCAM) 2017
Journal Reviewing: ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), Empirical Software Engineering (ESEM), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE)
Student Volunteer: IEEE The International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) 2016
Other: ACM member, Notre Dame Graduate Student Community Engagement & Social Chair (GSU) 2017-2018, Notre Dame Computer Science Graduate Student Board Member (GSB) 2017-2018

Awards & Funding

Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute (RHBSSI) Grant "Sideline Concussion Screening in Eye-Tracked Augmented Reality" Funded. Co-PI $45,780
Notre Dame Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award 2018
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 2014-2018

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2020
Tubre, B., Rodeghero, P. "Exploring the Challenges of Cloud Migrations During a Global Pandemic", in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME'20 Late Breaking Ideas), Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2020.

Dominic, J., Tubre, B., Ritter, C., Houser, J., Smith, C., Rodeghero, P. "Remote Pair Programming in Virtual Reality", in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME'20), Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2020.

Anderson, J., Steinmacher, I., Rodeghero, P. "Assessing the Characteristics of FOSS Contributions in Network Automation Projects", in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME'20), Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2020.

Flathmann, C., Schelble, B., Tubre, B., Rodeghero, P., McNeese, N. "Invoking Principles of Groupware to Develop and Evaluate Present and Future Human-Agent Teams", in Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI'20), Sydney (online), Australia, Nov. 10-13, 2020.

Huff Jr, E. W., Boateng, K., Moster, M., Rodeghero, P., Brinkley, J. "Examining the Work Experience of Programmers with Visual Impairments", in Proc. of the 36th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME NIER'20), Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2020.

Rodeghero, P., Hernandez, T. "Empowering and Supporting Remote Software Development Team Members through a Culture of Allyship", in Proc. of the New Future of Work Symposium (New Future of Work), Microsoft Research, Virtual, August 3-5, 2020.

Dominic, J., Tubre, B., Houser, J., Ritter, C., Kunkel, D., Rodeghero, P. "Program Comprehension in Virtual Reality", in Proc. of the International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC'20 ERA), Seoul, Korea, May 23-24, 2020.

Dominic, J., Ritter, C., Rodeghero, P. "Onboarding Bot for Newcomers to Software Engineering", in Proc. of the International Conference on Software and Systems Process (ICSSP'20), Seoul, Korea, May 23-24, 2020.

Shaydulin, R., Thomas, C., Rodeghero, P. "Making Quantum Computing Open: Lessons from Open-Source Projects", in Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on Quantum Software Engineering (Q-SE'20), Seoul, Korea, May 24-26, 2020.

Rodeghero, P. "An Exploratory Field Study of Programmer Assistance-Seeking during Software Development", in Proc. of the 13th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE'20), Seoul, Korea, May 24, 2020.

Dominic, J., Houser, J., Steinmacher, I., Ritter, C., Rodeghero, P. "Conversational Bot for Newcomers Onboarding to Open Source Projects", in Proc. of the 2nd International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE'20), Seoul, Korea, May 24, 2020.

Canonico, L., Vakeel, V., Dominic, J., Rodeghero, P., McNeese, N. "Human-AI Partnerships for Chaos Engineering ", in Proc. of the 8th International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering (RAISE'20), Seoul, Korea, May 23, 2020.

2019
Milewicz, P., Pinto, P., Rodeghero, P. "Characterizing the Roles of Contributors in Open-source Scientific Software Projects", in Proc. of the 52th Mining Software Repositories (MSR'19), Montreal, QC, Canada, May 26-27, 2019.

Milewicz, P., Rodeghero, P., "Position Paper: Towards Usability as a First-Class Quality of Scientific Software", in Proc. of the 2019 International Workshop on Software Engineering for Science (SE4SCIENCE'19), Montreal, QC, Canada, May 28, 2019.

Rodeghero, P., McMillan, C., "Detecting Important Terms in Source Code for Program Comprehension", in Proc. of the 52th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'19), Hawaii, USA, Jan. 8-11, 2019.

2018
Wood, A., Rodeghero, P., Armaly, A., McMillan, C., "Detecting Speech Act Types in Developer Question/Answer Conversations During Bug Repair", in Proc. of the 26th ACM Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE'18), Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, Nov. 4-9, 2018.

Armaly, A., Rodeghero, P., McMillan, C., "AudioHighlight: Code Skimming for Blind Programmers", in Proc. of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME'18), Madrid, Spain, Sept. 23-29, 2018.


2017
Rodeghero, P., "Behavior-Informed Algorithms for Automatic Documentation Generation", in the Proc. of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME).

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) .

2016
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). 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.

2015
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).


2014

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]




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