Dr Kelly Blincoe


Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The senior lecturer title is equivalent to associate professor in North American universities (see here). Her research is mainly in collaborative software development with a focus on the socio-technical aspects and coordination between developers. She employs a variety of both qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods including developing new methods and tools, data mining, repository analysis, social network analysis, interviews, and surveys. 

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, USA, 2008
BE, Computer Engineering, Villanova University, USA, 2004

Teaching | Current

SOFTENG 701 Advanced Software Engineering (Semester 1) 

SOFTENG 754 Requirements Engineering (Semester 1)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Editorial Board Memberships

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

Program Committee Memberships (selected)

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2019 - 2020
Requirements Engineering (RE) Conference 2018 - 2019
Mining Software Repositories (MSR) Conference 2018 - 2019

Organizing Committee Memberhips (selected)

SIGSOFT Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Co-Chair 
PC Co-Chair, Mining Software Repositories (MSR) 2021 
PC Co-Chair, International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) 2020 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Tizard, J., Wang, H., Yohannes, L., & Blincoe, K. (2019). Can a conversation paint a picture? Mining requirements in software forums. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering. 10.1109/RE.2019.00014
  • Sarker, F., Vasilescu, B., Blincoe, K., & Filkov, V. (2019). Socio-Technical Work-Rate Increase Associates with Changes in Work Patterns in Online Projects. Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering. 10.1109/ICSE.2019.00099
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48990
  • Blincoe, K. C., Dehghan, A., Salaou, A., Neal, A., Linaker, J., & Damian, D. (2018). High-level Software Requirements and Iteration Changes: A Predictive Model. Empirical Software Engineering, 24 (3), 1610-1648. 10.1007/s10664-018-9656-z
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41897
  • 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
  • Blincoe, K., Sheoran, J., Goggins, S., Petakovic, E., & Damian, D. (2016). Understanding the popular users: Following, affiliation influence and leadership on GitHub. Information and Software Technology, 70, 30-39. 10.1016/j.infsof.2015.10.002
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28427
  • 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


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 667
New Zealand

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