Dr Kelly Blincoe


Kelly is a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The lecturer title is equivalent to assistant professor in North American universities (see here). Her previous work appointments include Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Software Engineering Global interAction Lab at University of Victoria, Canada, and Software Developer / Proposal Manager at Lockheed Martin. 

Kelly is originally from Philadelphia, PA, USA. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, Adrian, and their two children.

PhD, Computer Science, Drexel University, USA, 2014
MS, Information Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
BE, Computer Engineering, Villanova University, 2004

Teaching | Current

SOFTENG 701 Advanced Software Engineering (Semester 1) 

SOFTENG 754 Requirements Engineering (Semester 1)

SOFTENG 761 Agile and Lean Software Development (Semester 2) 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Editorial Board Memberships

Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) Journal, Coordinating Editor
Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Associate Editor

Program Committee Member (selected)

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2019
Requirements Engineering (RE) Conference 2018 - 2019
Mining Software Repositories (MSR) Conference 2018

Reviewer (selected)

IEEE Transactions in Software Engineering (TSE) Journal
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) Journal 
Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) Journal
Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
Information and Software Technology (IST) Journal 
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) Journal 
IEEE Software

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Blincoe, K., Dehghan, A., Salaou, A. D., Neal, A., Linaker, J., & Damian, D. (2018). High-level software requirements and iteration changes: a predictive model. Empirical Software Engineering10.1007/s10664-018-9656-z
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41897
  • Dehghan, A., Neal, A., Blincoe, K., Linaker, J., & Damian, D. (2017). Predicting likelihood of requirement implementation within the planned iteration: An empirical study at IBM. 2017 IEEE/ACM 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) Buenos Aires, Argentina: IEEE. 10.1109/MSR.2017.53
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39811
  • Kalliamvakou, E., Gousios, G., Blincoe, K., Singer, L., German, D. M., & Damian, D. (2016). An in-depth study of the promises and perils of mining GitHub. Empirical Software Engineering, 21 (5), 2035-2071. 10.1007/s10664-015-9393-5
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30996
  • Vasilescu, B., Blincoe, K., Xuan, Q., Casalnuovo, C., Damian, D., Devanbu, P., & Filkov, V. (2016). The sky is not the limit: Multitasking across GitHub projects. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering, 994-1005. New York, NY, USA: ACM. 10.1145/2884781.2884875
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29365
  • Blincoe, K., Valetto, G., & Damian, D. (2015). Facilitating Coordination between Software Developers: A Study and Techniques for Timely and Efficient Recommendations. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 41 (10), 969-985. 10.1109/TSE.2015.2431680
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28428
  • Blincoe, K. C., Harrison, F., & Damian, D. (2015). Ecosystems in GitHub and a method for ecosystem identification using reference coupling. MSR '15: Proceedings of the 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, 202-207. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press. 10.1109/MSR.2015.26
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28738
  • Blincoe, K., Valetto, G., & Damian, D. (2013). Do all task dependencies require coordination? The role of task properties in identifying critical coordination needs in software projects. ESEC/FSE 2013 Proceedings of the 2013 9th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering, 213-223. New York, NY, USA: ACM. 10.1145/2491411.2491440
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28431
  • Blincoe, K., Valetto, G., & Goggins, S. (2012). Proximity: A measure to quantify the need for developers' coordination. CSCW '12 Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 1351-1360. New York, NY, USA: ACM. 10.1145/2145204.2145406


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Level 8, Room 804
New Zealand

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