Perspectives on our Master in Software and Data Engineering Courses

While the second semester of our Master in Software and Data Engineering (MSDE) is in full swing, we are reviewing and improving our first-semester courses. Our MSDE was born in Fall 2017, so we are excited about this first opportunity to reflect on our program! What worked well? What could be improved? Where are we headed? Let’s hear that directly from the instructors of our new courses: [...]

Master in Software and Data Engineering - Student Evaluations for first semester courses

Fall 2017 was the first semester of the Master in Software & Data Engineering (MSDE) at USI. USI monitors teaching quality by means of student evaluations. On average, the six courses we offered were evaluated with a 8.3 score on a scale from 1 to 10 (min=7.3, max=9.7). Overall the students appreciated all courses, also expressing their satisfactions in the open comments they left in the evaluation form: [...]

SIESTA 2018

It is our pleasure to announce that the Software Institute of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) organizes the SIESTA 2018 International Summer School on Software Engineering in Lugano, Switzerland on September 10-12, 2018! [...]

CHOOSE Forum 2017

The Software Institute at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), in collaboration with the SEAL Research Group at the University of Zurich co-organized the CHOOSE Forum 2017. [...]

ACM Distinguished Paper Award at ASE 2017

Can we automatically assess the understandability of a given snippet of code? This is the question that the paper “Automatically Assessing Code Understandability: How Far Are We?” authored by Simone Scalabrino, Gabriele Bavota (Software Institute), Christophere Vendome, Mario Linares-Vásquez, Denys Poshyvanyk, and Rocco Oliveto tried to answer. [...]

CfP - IEEE Software Special Issue on Cloudware Engineering

Researchers from the Software Institute at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) are going to edit a special issue of IEEE Software about Cloudware Engineering. [...]

Three papers accepted at ESEC/FSE 2017

Researchers from the Software Institute at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) got three papers accepted at ESEC/FSE 2017, the 11th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, that will be held in Padeborn, Germany. [M. Pezzè]: [V. Terragni]: [F. A. Bianchi]: [...]

The Code Time Machine awarded as the best tool at the 25th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2017)

Researchers from the Software Institute at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) have been recently awarded at ICPC 2017, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Code Time Machine, a tool developed by Emad Aghajani, under the supervision of Andrea Mocci, Gabriele Bavota and Michele Lanza. [...]