I work in the Software Engineering Research Group (SERG), and my research interests are in Empirical Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories, and Code Review. I propose solutions to support program comprehension and software evolution. The techniques I use are at the intersection of Software Engineering, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, and Machine Learning.
I obtained my Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Michele Lanza, working in the REVEAL research group, at the Faculty of Informatics, of the University of Lugano.
During my Ph.D. studies, I also spent two summers (2012 and 2013) at Microsoft Research in Redmond, USA, working as an intern under the mentoring of Dr. Christian Bird
I obtained my bachelor and master degrees in computer science from University of Bologna, also studying one year at the Université Libre De Bruxelles during my Master. After obtaining the master degree, I have been working in the industry for one year at Cineca, the largest Italian computing centre.