How design smells influence architecture smells (and vice-versa) (FCS Research Seminar)

FCS RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES | Tuesday, May 4 | 12:00 p.m. AST | See MS Teams link below

CSCI 6999 Eligible

How design smells influence architecture smells (and vice-versa)
Dr. Tushar Sharma,
Research Scientist, Siemens Corporate Technology, Charlotte, USA

Code smells are indicators of quality issues in a software system and are classified based on their granularity, scope, and impact. In this talk, I would like to provide an overview of design and architecture smells and bring out the relationships (specifically, correlation, collocation, and causation) between them by presenting results of a large-scale empirical study. The results bring out implications for software developers and software engineering researchers. Also, I would like to use this opportunity to discuss my ongoing research and my plans to extend the width and breadth of it.


Tushar Sharma is currently a Research Scientist at Siemens Corporate Technology, Charlotte, USA. The topics related to software design and architecture, refactoring, software quality, technical debt, and applied machine learning for software engineering applications define his career interests. He earned PhD from Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece with a specialization in software engineering in May 2019. Earlier, he obtained an MS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India. His professional experience includes working with Siemens Research and Technology Center, Bangalore, India for more than seven years (2008-2015). He co-authored Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and two Oracle Java certification books. He has founded and developed Designite which is a software design quality assessment tool used by many practitioners and researchers worldwide. He is an IEEE Senior Member.




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