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Gemma Catolino

PhD Student

About

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.

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Latest News!

22-01-2018:Paper accepted at the SRC - Mobile Soft 2018 Does Source Code Quality Reflect the Ratings of Apps?

Research Interests

Just My Research Interests

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.

Effort Estimation

Software Metrics

Empirical Software Engineering

Software Maintenance and Evolution

Predictive modeling

Mining Software Repositories

Education

Visiting PhD Student

University of TU-Delft
February 2018 - Until now
Visiting PhD Student at Software Engineering Reaserach Group, under the supervision of prof. Andy Zaidman.

PhD Student

University of Salerno
November 2016 - Until now
PhD Student at Department of Computer Science, under the supervision of prof. Filomena Ferrucci.

Visiting PhD Student

University of TU-Delft
March 2017 - June 2018
Visiting PhD Student at Software Engineering Reaserach Group, under the supervision of prof. Andy Zaidman.

Masters Degree in

Management & IT

University of Salerno
2014 - 2016
Graduation thesis in Software Engineering: Metrics, Quality and experimental evaluation "Metrics for Effort/Cost Estimation of Mobile apps development".

Bachelor Degree in

Computer Science

University of Molise
2010 - 2014
Graduation thesis in Software Engineering: "CE.RE.S: An Eclipse plug-in to evaluate source code readability".

Professional Experience

Services

21th Int. Conf on EASE

Additional reviewer

The 21th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering 2017, Karlskrona, Sweden. Additional Reviewer for the Short Paper Track.
43rdEuromicro Conf on SEAA

Additional reviewer

The 43rd Euromicro Conference series on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) 2017, Vienna, Austria. Additional Reviewer.

University

High School, Campobasso

Training Course

November 2017 - January 2018
Training course of 20 hours to High School in Campobasso about the use of Scratch.
University of Salerno

Teaching Assistant

December 2016 - Until now
Teaching assistant in the courses of Software Engineering and Software Project Management.
University of Salerno

Training Course

21-24, February, 2017
Training course of 20 hours to High School in Salerno about the use of App Inventor 2 for Android development.
High School, Salerno

Training Course

January - February 2017
Training course of 20 hours to High School in Salerno about the use of Scratch.
University of Molise

Invited Speaker

March, 9, 2016
Presentation about the management of software projects and position of women in the IT world.
University of Salerno

Teaching Assistant

November 2015 - January 2016
Teaching assistant in the courses of Object Oriented Programming.

Conference

MaLTeSQuE 2018

Publicity Chair

Publicity Chair at Workshop on Machine Learning Techniques for Software Quality Evaluation 2018, Campobasso (ITALY).
38th Int. Conference on
Software Engineering

Student Volunteer

Experience as a student volunteer at the International Conference of Software Engineering in Austin, Texas (USA).
37th Int. Conference on
Software Engineering

Student Volunteer

Experience as a student volunteer at the International Conference of Software Engineering in Florence (ITALY).

Publications

Enhancing Change Prediction Models
using Developer-Related Factors
G. Catolino, F. Palomba, A. De Lucia,
F. Ferrucci, A. Zaidman
Accepted at Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).
Accepted at 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft 2018) - Student Research Competition.
Accepted at Workshop on Machine Learning Techniques for Software Quality Evaluation (MaLTeSQuE 2018)
Accepted at International Conference on Software Engineering - Doctorial Symposium (ICSE 2018).
Progettazione di Mobile Apps nelle Università come percorso
di Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro
L. Caruccio, G. Catolino, F. Ferrucci,
P. Musmarra, P. Salza
Accepted at Italian conference of Teaching and Computer Science (Didamatica 2017).
Accepted at 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft 2017) - Student Research Competition.
Developer-Related Factors in Change Prediction: An Empirical Assessment
G. Catolino, F. Palomba, A. De Lucia,
F. Ferrucci, A. Zaidman
Accepted at 25th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2017).
A Set of Metrics for the
Effort Estimation of Mobile Apps
G. Catolino, P. Salza, C. Gravino, F. Ferrucci
Accepted at 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft 2017).
Accepted to the Journal of the Knowledge Economy.
GoBus: Transport as a Service
G. Catolino, E D'Eugenio, D. De Chiara, A. Longo,
P.Salza, A. De Lucia, F. Ferrucci
Accepted and finalist at ICSE 2015 Florence – SCORE- IT.

Contact

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gemma.catolino
Software Engineering Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of Salerno
Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132
84084 Fisciano (SA) - ITALY

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