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IMG_20120921_130515Growing up a cowherd in rural Germany, I completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Victoria in 2012 and a PostDoc at McGill University in Montreal in 2014. I am now working as a researcher at DIMAp/UFRN in Natal, Brazil.

My research strives to advance software development by conducting research on the automated analysis of software documentation and recommendation systems for software engineering. In my PhD research, I studied the role of social media artifacts, such as tags or the popular Q&A website Stack Overflow, in collaborative software development.