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Mojtaba Shahin, PhD

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I am a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, working with Prof. Jon Whittle and Prof. John Grundy I am part of OVIS Lab and HumaniSE Lab. I completed my Ph.D. study in Computer Science with a major in Software Engineering in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Muhammad Ali Babar and Dr. Liming Zhu at The University of Adelaide, Australia. My research in Ph.D. was focused on “Architecting and Organizing for DevOps”, which was funded by the Australian Research Training Program Scholarship and CSIRO’s Data61. The main outcome of my Ph.D. research was a conceptual framework to support the process of (re-) architecting for DevOps (i.e., “Characterizing DevOps-driven Architectures”). Previously, I worked as a lecturer and researcher at Neyriz Islamic Azad University. I hold M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering with Software Engineering major from Sheikh Bahaei University, Iran (2010), and Shiraz Islamic Azad University, Iran (2006) respectively.

I am passionate about research on Software Engineering. My research goals are (i) to develop a deep understanding of how large-scale software-intensive systems are designed, developed and evaluated in the industry, and (ii) to develop and evaluate techniques, processes, and tools to increase the ability of software organizations in developing and deploying high-quality software-intensive systems. My research interests reside primarily in Software Architecture, Empirical Software Engineering, DevOps, Secure Software Engineering, Human and Social Aspects of Software Engineering, and Qualitative Research. In my research, I use a wide range of research methods including qualitative (e.g., grounded theory and interviews) and quantitative (e.g., controlled experiment and mining software repositories) methods.

I also have 6+ years of experience in software industries as a software engineer and software consultant.

Contact: mojtaba.shahin AT monash DOT edu