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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 156 reviews

   Sentiment analysis for software engineering: How far can we go?
Lin B., Zampetti F., Bavota G., Di Penta M., Lanza M., Oliveto R.  ICSE 2018 (Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden,  May 27-Jun 3, 2018) 94-104, 2018. Type: Proceedings

Sentiment analysis continues to be successfully applied to consumer reviews. In other areas, the challenges involved can prove insurmountable. A failed attempt to successfully apply sentiment analysis is reported in this negative results paper.
Aug 15 2019  
   The quality of JUnit tests: an empirical study report
Ma’ayan D.  SQUADE 2018 (Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Software Qualities and Their Dependencies, Gothenburg, Sweden,  May 28, 2018) 33-36, 2018. Type: Proceedings

To what extent are good practices followed when writing JUnit tests? To answer this question, an automated static analysis of 112 Java repositories from the Qualitas corpus was conducted. Of the 112 projects, 70 were found to have used JUnit as th...

Jul 25 2019  
   SQL tester: an online SQL assessment tool and its impact
Kleerekoper A., Schofield A.  ITiCSE 2018 (Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Larnaca, Cyprus,  Jul 2-4, 2018) 87-92, 2018. Type: Proceedings

SQL Tester is an online practice and assessment tool for structured query language (SQL). Its code is available on GitHub. Students can answer the questions in any order and make as many attempts as they want within the set time limit (typically 5...

Dec 4 2018  
   Omission of quality software development practices: a systematic literature review
Ghanbari H., Vartiainen T., Siponen M.  ACM Computing Surveys 51(2): 1-27, 2018. Type: Article

Omitting quality assurance practices in software development such as inspection often results in software deficiencies that have to be addressed later. To better understand the factors and processes involved in omission, the authors conducted a sy...

Jul 26 2018  
   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  
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