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Brooks, Andrew
University College Roosevelt
Middelburg, Netherlands
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Andrew Brooks is an associate professor at University College Roosevelt (Middelburg, the Netherlands). He has BSc (astrophysics) and MPhil (astronomy) degrees from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Strathclyde. His doctoral thesis showed how data mining techniques can be used to analyze data from human-computer interaction experiments, resulting in a better understanding of the nature of the results.

He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and BCS.

Profile updated July 28, 2015

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- 10 of 152 reviews

   Open data in scientific settings: from policy to practice
Pasquetto I., Sands A., Darch P., Borgman C.  CHI 2016 (Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Santa Clara, CA,  May 7-12, 2016) 1585-1596, 2016. Type: Proceedings

Scientific data is increasingly more accessible. To understand the forces that have shaped this new landscape of openness, two projects were the subject of ethnographic study: the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) and the Sl...

Sep 6 2016  
   An empirical investigation of personality traits of software testers
Kanij T., Merkel R., Grundy J.  CHASE 2015 (Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, Florence, Italy,  May 16-24, 2015) 1-7, 2015. Type: Proceedings

Are the personalities of software testers different from others working in software development? To answer this question, a survey was conducted that asked respondents to complete the 50-item International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) test. Volunt...

Aug 4 2016  
   Beliefs, practices, and personalities of software engineers: a survey in a large software company
Smith E., Bird C., Zimmermann T.  CHASE 2016 (Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, Austin, TX,  May 14-22, 2016) 15-18, 2016. Type: Proceedings

An exploratory survey of Microsoft employees had respondents complete a personality test as well as answer questions about various work practices and various beliefs about software development. Questions about work practices came from discussion w...

Aug 4 2016  
   Belief & evidence in empirical software engineering
Devanbu P., Zimmermann T., Bird C.  ICSE 2016 (Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering, Austin, TX,  May 14-22, 2016) 108-119, 2016. Type: Proceedings

A survey of Microsoft software engineers had respondents answer a series of questions about software development. The number of respondents was 564, which represents a 22 percent response rate. There was most agreement for the proposition that cod...

Jul 28 2016  
   Student experiences using GitHub in software engineering courses: a case study
Feliciano J., Storey M., Zagalsky A.  ICSE 2016 (Companion to the Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering, Austin, TX,  May 14-22, 2016) 422-431, 2016. Type: Proceedings

To obtain views on the usefulness of GitHub, a platform normally used for managing software development, 19 students from two software engineering courses were interviewed. While students made normal use of GitHub for their project work, the instr...

Jul 26 2016  
   Assisting developers with license compliance
Vendome C., Poshyvanyk D.  ICSE 2016 (Companion to the Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering, Austin, TX,  May 14-22, 2016) 811-814, 2016. Type: Proceedings

Open-source software licenses determine the conditions under which code can be used or changed. The Open Source Initiative lists dozens of licenses to choose from. A summary of recent research on software licensing is provided and the requirements...

Jul 21 2016  
   The emergence of GitHub as a collaborative platform for education
Zagalsky A., Feliciano J., Storey M., Zhao Y., Wang W.  CSCW 2015 (Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, Vancouver, BC, Canada,  Mar 14-18, 2015) 1906-1917, 2015. Type: Proceedings

GitHub began as a platform to manage software development. More recently, however, GitHub has also been used as a platform to support education. To better understand this alternative use of GitHub, a qualitative study was undertaken. Online source...

Jul 21 2016  
   Elucidating the role and use of bioinformatics software in life science research
Morrison-Smith S., Boucher C., Bunt A., Ruiz J.  British HCI 2015 (Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK,  Jul 13-17, 2015) 230-238, 2015. Type: Proceedings

Genome-based research involves large teams of specialists and the use of complex software tools to perform analysis. To better understand the problems associated with using bioinformatics software, ten life science researchers were interviewed. Qu...

Jul 20 2016  
   A quantitative study on the re-executability of publicly shared scientific workflows
Mayer R., Rauber A.  e-Science 2015 (Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on e-Science, Munich,  Aug 31-Sep 4, 2015) IEEE, 312-321, 2015. Type: Proceedings

Workflow languages and engines, such as the Taverna workflow suite, support the repeatable execution of computational experiments. A workflow can make use of resources and processes on the local host and on remote hosts. Unfortunately, workflows c...

Jul 20 2016  
   Teaching software architecture to undergraduate students: an experience report
Rupakheti C., Chenoweth S.  ICSE 2015 (Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering, Florence, Italy,  May 16-24, 2015) 445-454, 2015. Type: Proceedings

Teaching a software architecture course is not easy. The job of a software architect is multifaceted. The art and craft of software architecture is best studied using real rather than toy systems. An account is given of how instructors at the Rose...

Jul 18 2016  
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