About Me

I’m a former professional programmer now researching program comprehension and programmer expertise with fMRI, eye tracking, and other psycho-physiological measures. I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering of Saarland University/Saarland Informatics Campus in Germany. I conduct fMRI studies at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg.

In my free time, I published 200+ technical tutorials on Future Studio and 70+ videos on programming topics on YouTube.

News

  • Jun 2022: Our EEG study on programmer efficacy was accepted into FSE 2022.
  • Apr 2022: I successfully defended my PhD thesis (thesis pdf, presentation slides)!
  • Jan 2022: I started my postdoc at the Chair of Software Engineering of Saarland University/Saarland Informatics Campus.
  • Aug 2021: Our fMRI study linking code complexity metrics and programmers’ cognition won the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE 2021!

Selected Publications

I also provide a full list of all publications, including links to PDFs.