Felipe Fronchetti
Felipe Fronchetti
Ph.D. Student in Computer Science
Virginia Commonwealth University
fronchettl@vcu.edu
Where to find me? LinkedIn, GitHub and Google Scholar.



Biography

Luiz Felipe Fronchetti Dias, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA. Primarily working on the intersection between Software Engineering (SE) and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), but also with experience on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). I currently investigate alternatives to improve the way humans write code for collaborative robots, including studies on mixed reality and block-based programming languages. Although I love to work with robots, my research career started with open source communities. For more than six years, I investigated topics such as the integration of newcomers in open source projects, the differences between employees and volunteers in open source communities and the benefits of social coding platforms like GitHub.


Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 2020 - Current
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
    University of São Paulo (USP) 2018 - Current
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science
    Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR) 2014 - 2017

Publications

* For older papers, you may find my name as Luiz Dias.
2022
  • Project-Sized Scaffolding for Software Engineering Courses
    2022 IEEE/ACM First International Workshop on Designing and Running Project-Based Courses in Software Engineering Education (DREE)
    David C Shepherd, Felipe Fronchetti, Yu Liu, Daqing Hou, Jan DeWaters, Mary Margaret Small
  • Enabling End-Users to Implement Larger Block-Based Programs
    2022 IEEE/ACM 44th International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings (ICSE-Companion)
    Nico Ritschel, Felipe Fronchetti, Reid Holmes, Ronald Garcia, David C Shepherd
  • Language impact on productivity for industrial end users: A case study from Programmable Logic Controllers (Best Paper Award Runner Up)
    Journal of Computer Languages
    Felipe Fronchetti, Nico Ritschel, Reid Holmes, Linxi Li, Mauricio Soto, Raoul Jetley, Igor Wiese, David Shepherd
  • Can Guided Decomposition Help End-Users Write Larger Block-Based Programs? A Mobile Robot Experiment
    ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity
    Nico Ritschel, Felipe Fronchetti, Reid Holmes, Ronald Garcia, David C. Shepherd
2020
  • How Gender-biased Tools Shape Newcomer Experiences in OSS Projects
    IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
    Susmita Hema Padala, Christopher John Mendez, Felipe Fronchetti, Igor Steinmacher, Zoe Steine Hanson, Claudia Hilderbrand, Amber Horvath, Charles Hill, Logan Dale Simpson, Margaret Burnett, Marco Gerosa, Anita Sarma
  • Refactoring from 9 to 5? What and When Employees and Volunteers Contribute to OSS
    IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)
    Luiz Dias, Caio Barbosa, Gustavo Pinto, Igor Steinmacher, Baldoino Fonseca, Márcio Ribeiro, Christoph Treude, Daniel Alencar Da Costa
2019
  • What Attract Newcomers to Onboard on OSS Projects? TL;DR Popularity
    International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS)
    Felipe Fronchetti, Igor Wiese, Igor Steinmacher, Gustavo Pinto
2018
  • Who gets a patch accepted first?: comparing the contributions of employees and volunteers
    International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)
    Gustavo Pinto, Luiz Dias, Igor Steinmacher
  • On the challenges of open-sourcing proprietary software projects
    Empirical Software Engineering 23 (6), 3221-3247 (EMSE)
    Gustavo Pinto, Igor Steinmacher, Luiz Dias, Marco Gerosa
  • Who drives company-owned OSS projects: internal or external members?
    Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society 24 (1), 16 (JBCS)
    Luiz Dias, Igor Steinmacher, Gustavo Pinto
  • How do scientists develop scientific software? An external replication
    International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER)
    Gustavo Pinto, Igor Wiese, Luiz Dias
2017
  • Who drives company-owned OSS projects: Employees or volunteers
    V Workshop on Software Visualization, Evolution and Maintenance (VEM)
    Luiz Dias, Igor Steinmacher, Gustavo Pinto
2016
  • How does the shift to github impact project collaboration?
    IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME)
    Luiz Dias, Igor Steinmacher, Gustavo Pinto, Daniel Alencar, Marco Gerosa
  • Uma Análise Preliminar de Projetos de Software Livre que Migraram para o GitHub
    IV Workshop on Software Visualization, Evolution and Maintenance (VEM)
    Luiz Dias, Igor Steinmacher, Igor Wiese, Gustavo Pinto, Daniel Alencar, Marco Gerosa

Awards

  • Best Paper Award - V Workshop on Software Visualization, Evolution and Maintenance (VEM) (2017)

Sponsorship

  • End-User Robot Programming
    National Science Foundation (NSF) 2020 - Current
  • Support to the Development of Tools for Data Mining and Document Summarization for a FLOSS Portal
    São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) 2018 - 2019
  • Study of Newcomers in Open Source Projects: Mailing Lists
    National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) 2015 - 2016
  • Production of Digital Educational Resources: A Study on Qualitative Analysis
    Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR) 2014 - 2014

Service

  • International Workshop on Recruiting Participants for Empirical Software Engineering (RoPES)
    Program Committee 2022
  • Designing and Running Project-Based Courses in Software Engineering Education (DREE)
    Web Chair 2022
  • Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE)
    Session Chair 2021
  • International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)
    Session Chair 2021
  • International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)
    Session Chair 2020

There is more information about me on GitHub and Google Scholar.