Patanamon Thongtanunam is a lecturer at the School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at Queen's University, Canada. Her research and scholarly endeavours have been acknowledged with numerous awards, scholarships, and research grants ranging from university-specific to nation-wide including the most prestigious and selective sources of national funding in Japan from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). To date, she received a total research grant of A$123,000 from JSPS, NEC C&C Foundation, Queen's University, MEXT, and NAIST.
Her primary research goals are directed towards data-driven software engineering, i.e., uncovering empirical evidence and extracting knowledge from data recorded in software repositories by using statistical analysis. In particular, her research is focused on understanding and improving developer collaboration practices. During her PhD study, she performed research on code review process, which is one of the collaboration-intensive software processes. Her PhD thesis has highlighted the effect that collaboration practices in code reviews can have on the quality of software products. Moreover, she developed tools to support the collaboration in code reviews, which in turn, will improve the quality of software products. In addition to the collaboration in the code review processes, the variety of collaboration activities which nowadays can be found in large software repositories have provided opportunities and challenges for software engineering researchers and practitioners. Therefore, she is keen to perform research that (1) incorporates the various types of collaboration activities, (2) glean actionable insights for software engineering management, and (3) provide tool support for software developers in order to improve software quality. Her research has been published in a high impact Software Engineering journal, e.g., the Springer Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) and several premier international software engineering conferences like the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), and International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER).
|2018||Lecturer||The University of Adelaide|
|2014 - 2016||Nara Institute of Science and Technology||Japan||PhD|
|2012 - 2014||Nara Institute of Science and Technology||Japan||M.Eng|
|Distinguished Reviewer Award||IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution|
|Excellent Ph.D. Student Award||Nara Institute of Science and Technology||Japan|
|IEEE Kansai Excellent Student Paper Award||IEEE Kansai|
|2017||Thongtanunam, P., McIntosh, S., Hassan, A. & Iida, H. (2017). Review participation in modern code review: An empirical study of the android, Qt, and OpenStack projects. Empirical Software Engineering, 22, 2, 768-817.
|2013||Thongtanunam, P., Kula, R. G., Cruz, A. E., Yoshida, N., Ichikawa, K. & Iida, H. (2013). Mining History of Gamification Towards Finding Expertise in Question and Answering Communities: Experience and Practice with Stack Exchange. The Review of Socionetwork Strategies, 7, 2, 115-130.
|2016||Thongtanunam, P., McIntosh, S., Hassan, A. & Iida, H. (2016). Revisiting code ownership and its relationship with software quality in the scope of modern code review. 38th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). L. K. Dillon, W. Visser & L. Williams (Eds.) Austin, TX.
|2015||Thongtanunam, P., Tantithamthavorn, C., Kula, R., Yoshida, N., Iida, H. & Matsumoto, K. (2015). Who should review my code? A file location-based code-reviewer recommendation approach for Modern Code Review. International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER). Y. -. G. Guéhéneuc, B. Adams & A. Serebrenik (Eds.) Montreal, CANADA.
|2015||Thongtanunam, P., McIntosh, S., Hassan, A. & Iida, H. (2015). Investigating code review practices in defective files: An empirical study of the Qt system. 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR). M. D. Penta, M. Pinzger & R. Robbes (Eds.) Florence, ITALY.
|2014||Thongtanunam, P., Kula, R., Cruz, A., Yoshida, N. & Iida, H. (2014). Improving code review effectiveness through reviewer recommendations. H. Sharp, R. Prikladnicki, A. Begel & C. R. D. Souza (Eds.)
|2014||Thongtanunam, P., Yang, X., Yoshida, N., Kula, R., Cruz, A., Fujiwara, K. & Iida, H. (2014). REDA: A web-based visualization tool for analyzing modern code review dataset. 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME). Victoria, CANADA.
|2014||Pangsakulyanont, T., Thongtanunam, P., Port, D. & Iida, H. (2014). Assessing MCR discussion usefulness using semantic similarity. 6th International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP). Osaka, JAPAN.