Inaugural lecture by Alberto Bacchelli, 19.09.2022

You are warmly invited to the inaugural lecture of Prof. Alberto Bacchelli:

Evidence-based Software Code Review

As our society depends on software, we need to ensure such software is reliable and high quality. Manual peer code review is one of the most widespread ways in which software engineers ensure these characteristics. However, this process often does not reach its full potential, and its results seem unpredictable. This talk will show how we used code review data and empirical software engineering methods to shed light on this process and how to make it more reliable and effective.

Alberto Bacchelli joined the University of Zurich as an SNSF Professor in 2017. Since 2020, he has been an associate professor at the University of Zurich and head of the Zurich Empirical Software engineering Team (ZEST). He and his team are devoted to improving software engineering and supporting software quality through novel evidence-based methods and tools. Alberto Bacchelli has received the MSR Ric Holt Early Career Achievement Award 2020 for his seminal contributions to modern code review. He is the recipient of several best paper awards from the top academic venues in software engineering and computer-supported collaborative work. He holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the Università della Svizzera Italiana.

The inaugural lecture is public and will take place in the Aula of the University of Zurich (KOL G-201, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich) on Monday, 19 September 2022, at 5pm. No reservation is needed.

A live stream is available for people who cannot attend the event in person:

We are looking forward to seeing you there!