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Professor Burak Turhan
Senior Lecturer

Wilfred Brown Building 114

  • Tel: +44 (0)1895 265498


Dr. Burak Turhan joined the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London (UK), as a Senior Lecturer, in May 2017. Between 2009 and 2017 he was at the University of Oulu, Finland, as a postdoc (2009-2013) and full Professor in Software Engineering (2014-2017). Earlier, he worked as a Research Associate at NRC-Canada (2009) and as a Research and Teaching Assistant at Bogazici University, Turkey (2002-2009).

He has published 100+ articles in international journals and conferences, was awarded with several best paper awards, authored one of the three most cited papers (2009-2014) in the Empirical Software Engineering Journal, been invited for and organized panels and talks, and offered academic & industrial courses at all levels on his research topics.

He also served in various positions for the community as: steering committee member, chair and technical program committee member for 30+ academic conferences, regular reviewer for 10+ academic journals, and external reviewer and expert for national research councils. He is an editorial board member for the Empirical Software Engineering Journal and e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Systems and Software, and a review board member for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He is currently a steering committee member for PROMISE and ESEM conferences. He served as the PC (co/) chair for PROMISE’13, ESEM'17, and PROFES’17. He is a member of ACM, ACM SIGSOFT, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society.

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Newest selected publications

Salman, I. and Turhan, B. (Accepted) 'Effect of Time-pressure on Perceived and Actual Performance in Functional Software Testing'.International Conference on Software and System Processes. Gothenburg, Sweden.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Hosseini, R., Turhan, B. and Gunarathna, D. (2017) 'A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis on Cross Project Defect Prediction'. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. ISSN: 0098-5589 Open Access Link

Journal article

Hosseini, R., Turhan, B. and Mäntylä, M. (Accepted) 'A Benchmark Study on the Effectiveness of Search-based Data Selection and Feature Selection for Cross Project Defect Prediction'. Information and Software Technology. ISSN: 0950-5849 Open Access Link

Journal article

Falessi, D., Juristo, N., Wohlin, C., Turhan, B., Münch, J., Jedlitschka, A. and et al. (Accepted) 'Empirical Software Engineering Experts on the Use of Students and Professionals in Experiments'. Empirical Software Engineering. ISSN: 1382-3256 Open Access Link

Journal article

Romano, S., Fucci, D., Scanniello, G., Turhan, B. and Juristo, N. (2017) 'Findings from a multi-method study on test-driven development'. Information and Software Technology. ISSN: 0950-5849 Open Access Link

Journal article
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