Luca Pascarella pictureI am an Italian Software Engineer with a background in software development and hardware design. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands. Before that, I used to collaborate for an Italian magazine building embedded electronic systems.

My research aims at exploring the field of the empirical software engineering. That goal fits with the European project: Software Engineering in Enterprise Cloud Applications (SENECA); the latter promotes my job at the TU Delft.

More in deep, my research consists of a dynamically and continuous investigation aimed at understanding how structured and unstructured data can be mined and used to improve the development process of software projects. Currently, I am working on corner aspects that involve the Modern Code Reviews (MCR) tackling the problem from different perspectives. E.g. my first paper investigates how developers produce and use code comments.
Following this direction, my broad goal is to understand how unexplored aspects of MCR may impact on development processes with the purpose of addressing issues and propose considerable solutions for industrial companies.
My research relies on several collaborations with both university and industrial partners located all over the world. Now, I am actively working with a prominent Dutch company, the Software Improvement Group (SIG), in Amsterdam.