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Dr Andrea Capiluppi

Dr Andrea Capiluppi


Dr Andrea Capiluppi joined the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London (UK), as a Lecturer in Software Development in May 2012. Between 2009 and 2012 he was at University of East London, working as a Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering. Before that, he worked as a Senior Lecturer and at University of Lincoln between 2006 and 2009.

Andrea’s research and teaching interests focus on Software Evolution and Maintenance, as well as the construction, evaluation and maintenance of Social Networks. Andrea is mostly interested in the use of open technologies and in understanding how they can improve learning and teaching as well as the production of software and other artefacts.

In his role at Brunel, Andrea attempts to join and compare the open development approaches with more traditional techniques to developing software and other artefacts. The aim is to evaluate the issues in maintainability, reuse and effort in both scenarios and propose best practices and alternatives for potential adopters.


He is member of the BCS and examines candidates in their route to a BCS diploma in Software Engineering.

He is an IEEE and ACM member, and winner of a best paper award in the Open Source international conference (OSS).

He is the author of over 60 publications and he serves in the committees of many conferences related to software maintenance and open source software. He also helps in reviewing papers for top journals in the Software Engineering field.

Newest selected publications

Ceccato, M., Capiluppi, A., Falcarin, P. and Boldyreff, C. (2015) 'A large study on the effect of code obfuscation on the quality of java code'. Empirical Software Engineering, 20 (6). pp. 1486 - 1524. ISSN: 1382-3256

Journal article

Wang, Z. and Capiluppi, A. (2015) 'A specialised social network software architecture for efficient household water use management'. ISSN: 0302-9743

Conference paper

Auwal Romo, B. and Capiluppi, A. (2015) 'Towards an automation of the traceability of bugs from development logs: a study based on open source software'.Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. ACM, 2015.. Nanjing, China. 27 - 29 AprilOpen Access Link

Conference paper

Romo, BA., Capiluppi, A. and Hall, T. (2014) 'Filling the gaps of development logs and bug issue data'.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Izquierdo-Cortazar, D., Capiluppi, A. and Gonzalez-Barahona, JM. (2013) 'Are developers fixing their own bugs?: Tracing bug-fixing and bug-seeding committers', inOpen Source Software Dynamics, Processes, and Applications. pp. 79 - 98. ISBN 13: 9781466629387.

Book chapter
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