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MSR 2021
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Fernando Castor

Registered user since Mon 26 Oct 2015

Name: Fernando Castor

Bio: My broad research goal is to help developers build more efficient software systems more efficiently. I tend to have a hard time focusing on a single research topic. In the past, I’ve worked on a wide variety of subjects, such as program transformation systems, formal modeling of exception propagation (in sequential and concurrent systems), failure detection in distributed systems, aspect-oriented programming, and design diversity in service-oriented architectures.

Nowadays, I’m more interested in the energy efficiency of software systems, in particular, on how exploiting off-the-shelf design diversity combined with software refactoring can be a cheap way of saving energy. I also conduct investigations on code reviews, code readability, and on how we can make the review process more efficient and less painful for reviewers and patch set submitters. Finally, since my PhD student years my heart seems to have a soft spot for exception handling and I just can’t let go of it.

Affiliation: Federal University of Pernambuco

Personal website: http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~fjclf

Research interests: energy efficiency, code readability, software maintenance, error handling.

Contributions

ICPC 2021 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research-track
MSR 2021 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Technical Papers-track
SCORE 2021 Committee Member in Program Committee within the SCORE 2021-track
ICSE 2021 What Makes a Great Maintainer of Open Source Projects?
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