Christoph Treude

Dr Christoph Treude

Senior Lecturer

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Christoph Treude is an ARC DECRA Fellow and a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He received his Diplom degree in Computer Science/Management Information Systems from the University of Siegen, Germany, and his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, Canada. Before joining the University of Adelaide, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, and he conducted research in Brazil at DIMAp/UFRN in Natal as well as at IME/USP in São Paulo. His research interests include empirical software engineering, natural language processing, and social media.

The goal of my research is to advance software engineering through empirical studies and the innovation of processes and techniques. In my research, I use a mix of research methods ranging from grounded theory and interviews to mining software repositories to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of software development. Based on the understanding obtained from these studies, I then develop and evaluate techniques for different stakeholders involved in software engineering projects, such as newcomers and managers, using Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, and Machine Learning. These techniques range from summarizers and improved search engines for software documentation to interactive visualizations and awareness tools for collaborative software engineering. 

Please refer to my research blog for details, and see this website for pre-prints of scientific articles that have been accepted but aren't available through the publisher yet.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Researcher University of Sao Paulo
    2014 - 2015 Researcher Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
    2012 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher McGill University
    2007 - 2007 Researcher University of Siegen
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Fellowship JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan, Short-term Program University of Adelaide
    2018 Award ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award University of Adelaide $361,446
    2015 Award Best Paper Award at SBSC 2015 University of Sao Paulo Brazil
    2015 Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship from FAPESP University of Sao Paulo Brazil
    2014 Fellowship Young Talents Scholarship from CNPq’s Science Without Borders program Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil
    2013 Award Most Promising Idea Award at ICPC 2013 University of Victoria Canada
    2013 Award Winner of Stack Overflow Visualization Contest University of Victoria Canada
    2008 Fellowship IBM CAS PhD fellowship University of Victoria Canada
    2007 Fellowship University of Victoria fellowship University of Victoria Canada
    2005 Fellowship Scholarship from SAP AG University of British Columbia Canada
    2004 Fellowship Scholarship from German National Merit Foundation University of Siegen Germany
    2003 Fellowship Scholarship from GmbH University of Siegen Germany
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Portuguese Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 - 2012 University of Victoria Canada PhD
    2005 - 2006 University of British Columbia Canada Exchange student
    2000 - 2007 University of Siegen Germany Diplom
  • Research Interests

ARC DECRA Fellow, 2018 - 2020, "Automatically summarising and measuring software development activity", AUD 361,441 (sole PI)

NC State - University of Adelaide Starter Grant, 2018 - 2019, "Increasing Documentation Quality in a Security Context", USD 9,740 + AUD 9,565 (PIs Emerson Murphy-Hill and Christoph Treude)

Semester 1, 2017:

  • Undergraduates: COMP SCI 2205 Software Engineering Workshop I
  • Honours/Masters: COMP SCI 4405 / 7405 Research Methods in Software Engineering and Computer Science
  • Masters: COMP SCI 7096A Master of Software Engineering Project Part A

Semester 2, 2017:

  • Honours: COMP SCI 4404 Software Engineering Research Project
  • Masters: COMP SCI 7096B Master of Software Engineering Project Part B

Semester 1, 2016:

  • Honours/Masters: COMP SCI 4405 / 7405 Research Methods in Software Engineering and Computer Science
  • Masters: COMP SCI 7036 Software Engineering in Industry

Semester 2, 2016:

  • Honours: COMP SCI 4404 Software Engineering Research Project
  • Small Group Discovery Experience: COMP SCI 2201 / 7201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis
  • Masters: COMP SCI 7096B Master of Software Engineering Project Part B


  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Innovation of Predictive and Actionable Analytics for Big Data Using Machine Learning Methodologies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Supun Jeevaka Dissanayake
    2017 Co-Supervisor Summarising Algorithms for Software Engineering Data Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mahfouth Ahmad Alghamdi
    2016 Co-Supervisor Risk Analysis and Management for Cloud Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bakheet Hamdan M Aljedaani
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83139247
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 4366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Room: 4 47
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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