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Dr Andrea Capiluppi

Dr Andrea Capiluppi
Senior Lecturer


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'.9th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA). Cavtat, CROATIA. 1 - 11 September. Springer International Publishing. pp. 146 - 153. ISSN: 0302-9743

Conference paper

Robles, G., González-Barahona, JM., Cervigón, C., Capiluppi, A. and Izquierdo-Cortázar, D. (2014) 'Estimating development effort in free/open source software projects by mining software repositories: A case study of OpenStack'.the 11th Working Conference. ACM Press. pp. 222 - 231.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. IGI Global. pp. 79 - 98. ISBN 10: 1466629371. ISBN 13: 9781466629370.

Book chapter

Capiluppi, A., Stol, KJ. and Boldyreff, C. (2013) 'Software reuse in open source: A case study', inOpen Source Software Dynamics, Processes, and Applications. IGI Global. pp. 151 - 176. ISBN 10: 1466629371. ISBN 13: 9781466629370.

Book chapter
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