MSR 2014 May 31–June 1. Hyderabad, India
The 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories

Keynote Speaker

Audris Mockus

Audris Mockus
Avaya Labs Research
211 Mt Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ

Audris Mockus wants to know how and why software development and other complicated systems work. He combines approaches from many disciplines to reconstruct reality from the prolific and varied digital traces these systems leave in the course of operation. Audris Mockus received a B.S. and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1988. In 1991 he received an M.S. and in 1994 he received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. He works at Avaya Labs Research. Previously he worked at Software Production Research Department of Bell Labs.

Is Mining Software Repositories Data Science?

Trick question: what is Data Science? The collection and use of low-veracity data in software repositories and other operational support systems is exploding. It is, therefore, imperative to elucidate basic principles of how such data comes into being and what it means. Are there practices of constructing software data analysis tools that could raise the integrity of their results despite the problematic nature of the underlying data? The talk explores the basic nature of data in operational support systems and considers ap- proaches to develop engineering practices for software min- ing tools.