Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Section on the Socio-Technical Environment of Software Development Projects
M. Cataldo is with Robert Bosch Corporate Research, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. E-mail: email@example.com.
K. Ehrlich is with IBM Research, Cambridge, MA 02142.
A. Mockus is with Avaya Labs, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
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Marcelo Cataldo received the MS and PhD degrees in computation, organizations, and society from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. He also received the BS degree in information systems from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina, in 1996 and the MS degree in information networking from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. He is a senior researcher at Robert Bosch Corporate Research and an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are geographically distributed software development, with special focus on the relationship between the software architecture and the organizational structure in large-scale software development projects.
Kate Ehrlich received the BSc degree from the University of London in psychology and the PhD degree from the University of Sussex in cognitive psychology. She is a senior technical staff member at IBM Research, where she uses social network analysis as a research tool to gain insights into patterns of collaboration in distributed teams. Her recent research includes studying global delivery teams to understand how awareness of and access to other people impact patterns of communication. She has reviewed for CHI, CSCW, ICGSE, FSE, AOM and Empirical Software Engineering.
Audris Mockus received the BS and MS degrees in applied mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1988. In 1991, he received the MS degree and, in 1994 he received the PhD degree in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is interested in quantifying, modeling, and improving software development. He designs data mining methods to summarize and augment software change data, interactive visualization techniques to inspect, present, and control the development process, and statistical models and optimization techniques to understand the relationships among people, organizations, and characteristics of a software product. He works in the Software Technology Research Department of Avaya Labs. Previously, he worked in the Software Production Research Department of Bell Labs.