• 3130 Citations
19972020

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“Software development is a human activity: understanding software requires understanding humans that create it”.

Research profile

Alexander Serebrenik is an Associate Professor of Software Evolution at the Model-Driven Software Engineering group of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Alexander’s research covers a wide rage of empirical software engineering topics, from analysis of models and source code to collaborative and human aspects of software engineering. The underlying idea of his work is that addressing software engineering challenges should be grounded in observation and experimentation, and requires a combination of the social and the technical perspectives.

Alexander has co-authored a book “Evolving Software Systems” (Springer Verlag, 2014), and more than 100 scientific papers and articles. He is the steering committee chair of ICSME, has been the general chair of ICSM 2013, and a program chair of SANER 2015 and ICPC 2017. Since 2015, he has been acting as the vice-director of the Graduate Program Computer Science. He has won multiple best paper and distinguished reviewer awards, and is member of the editorial board of three journals.

Academic background

Alexander Serebrenik obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and an MSc in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to his work at TU/e, till 2017 Alexander was also a part-time visiting researcher at the Software Analysis and Transformation group of CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands.  In 2012, he took a sabbatical at the Software Engineering lab of University of Mons; in 2018 - at the Collaborative Development Group of University of Bari.

Alexander has also held positions at LaQuSo (Laboratory for Qualitative Software) at Eindhoven University of Technology (assistant professor), the Sémantique, preuve et interprétation abstraite (Semantics, Proof and Abstract Interpretation) group at Ecole Polytechnique, France (postdoc researcher) and the Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (postdoc).

Affiliated with

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Collaboration and joint student supervision with ASML. 
  • Collaboration with the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC). 

External positions

Visiting professor, University of Bari

Jul 2018Oct 2018

Voluntary employee, Université de Mons

2012 → …

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Research Output

Challenges for static analysis of Java Reflection: literature review and empirical study

Landman, D., Serebrenik, A. & Vinju, J., 19 Jul 2017, 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 507-518 12 p. 7985689

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 32 Citations (Scopus)

    On negative results when using sentiment analysis tools for software engineering research

    Jongeling, R. M., Sarkar, P., Datta, S. & Serebrenik, A., 1 Oct 2017, In : Empirical Software Engineering. 22, 5, p. 2543-2584 42 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 57 Citations (Scopus)
    69 Downloads (Pure)

    Reducing user input requests to improve IT support ticket resolution process

    Gupta, M., Asadullah, A., Padmanabhuni, S. & Serebrenik, A., 1 Jun 2018, In : Empirical Software Engineering. 23, 3, p. 1664-1703 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    240 Downloads (Pure)

    The impact of continuous integration on other software development practices: a large-scale empirical study

    Zhao, Y., Serebrenik, A., Zhou, Y., Filkov, V. & Vasilescu, B. N., 23 Oct 2017, 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. Nguyen, T. N., Rosu, G. & Di Penta, M. (eds.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 60-71 12 p. 8115619

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 33 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Gender and tenure diversity in GitHub teams

    Vasilescu, B. N., Posnett, D., Ray, B., Brand, van den, M. G. J., Serebrenik, A., Devanbu, P. & Filkov, V., 2015, 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'15, Seoul, Korea, April 18-23, 2015). New York NY: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 3789-3798

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 105 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Distinguished paper award

    Davy Landman (Recipient), Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient) & J.J. Vinju (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • 3rd prize for the technical poster

    Monika Gupta (Recipient) & Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Data Showcase contribution

    Jeroen Noten (Recipient), J.G.M. Mengerink (Recipient) & Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Emerging Results Paper Award

    Gema Rodriguez Perez (Recipient), Andy Zaidman (Recipient), Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient), Gregorio Robles (Recipient) & J.M. González-Barahona (Recipient), 11 Oct 2018

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Best paper award

    C.M. Gerpheide (Recipient), R.R.H. Schiffelers (Recipient) & Alexander Serebrenik (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Activities

    Collaborative Software Development

    Alexander Serebrenik (Speaker)
    9 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkProfessional

    Human Aspects of Software Architecture

    Alexander Serebrenik (Speaker)
    16 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    Telling Stories about Software Developers

    Alexander Serebrenik (Speaker)
    8 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    On Negative Results when using Sentiment Analysis Tools for Software Engineering Research

    Alexander Serebrenik (Speaker)
    27 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Telling Stories about Software Developers

    Alexander Serebrenik (Speaker)
    31 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Courses

    Software evolution

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Press / Media

    Human aspects of software engineering

    Alexander Serebrenik

    10/04/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Anger and Its Direction in Collaborative Software Development

    Alexander Serebrenik & Daviti Gachechiladze

    1/06/17

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Software evolution

    Alexander Serebrenik

    1/03/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Gender and Software Engineering

    Alexander Serebrenik & Els Rommes

    16/11/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Student theses

    (Ab)using Bitcoin for anti-censorship tool

    Author: Okupski, K., 31 Dec 2014

    Supervisor: Skoric, B. (Supervisor 1), de Weger, B. (Supervisor 2) & Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A data-driven approach for generating insights into software development

    Author: Rexhepi, N., 25 Sep 2017

    Supervisor: Kaymak, U. (Supervisor 1), Wilbik, A. (Supervisor 2), Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 2), Geritz, E. (External person) (External coach) & Kabel, M. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Analysis of advanced aggregation techniques for software metrics

    Author: Vasilescu, B., 31 Aug 2011

    Supervisor: Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    An automated verification approach for scheduling in complex manufacturing machines

    Author: Kuijpers, T., 31 Jan 2006

    Supervisor: Groote, J. (Supervisor 1) & Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Anger and its direction in Apache Jira developer comments

    Author: Gachechiladze, D., 26 Sep 2016

    Supervisor: Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 1), Novielli, N. (External person) (External coach) & Lanubile, F. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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