I was born in Campobasso (Italy) on January 31th, 1991. Currently, I am a first-year Ph.D. Student at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Salerno advised by Filomena Ferrucci. I received (magna cum laude) the Master's Degree in Management and Information Technology (Computer Science) from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2016 defending a thesis on Software Quality Metrics, advised by Prof. Filomena Ferrucci and Dr. Pasquale Salza. I got the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from University of Molise in 2014 defending a thesis on Software Program Comprehension proposed by Prof. Rocco Oliveto.
22-01-2018:Paper accepted at the SRC - Mobile Soft 2018 Does Source Code Quality Reflect the Ratings of Apps?
My research has the goal of investigating the factors/metrics able to effectively influence in a direct/indirect way the effort that developers spend during the different phases of software development (starting from requirements until the maintenance phase), with the aim of devising effective effort prediction models. At the same time, the goal is to design tools that exploit effort-based information to support the decision making activity in several different tasks of software development and management. For instance, effort–based information can be useful to decide whether or not a change request can be accepted, or prioritize tasks. For this reason, the research interest covers different areas and topics of Software Engineering and Project Management. Indeed, depending on the phase we are dealing with, different factors might affect the effort required to develop and maintain a software system (e.g., presence of bugs, change, design defects, deadline pressure etc.) and different tools are needed to efficiently manage the increasing complexity of the development.