Burak Turhan

Assoc Professor

  • Exhibition Walk, 25

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

20072019
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Personal profile

Biography

I am the Associate Dean (External Engagement) for the Faculty of Information Technology and an Associate Professor (Software Engineering) at Monash University. I have BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University.

I published over 100 articles in international journals and conferences, received several best paper awards, secured external funding from governments and industry for multiple large scale projects, chaired (PROMISE’13, ESEM’17, PROFES’17) and organised several conferences, and served on over 30 program committees. I am also a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Systems and Software, an editorial board member for the Empirical Software Engineering Journal and e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal, and a review board member for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. I am a member of ACM, ACM SIGSOFT, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society.

Research interests

My research lies at the intersection of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.

By studying everyday challenges of software practitioners, I aim to develop an evidence-based understanding of the process of software development through fundamental research and to reflect this empirically validated understanding to practice through novel solutions by means of applied research and technology transfer. In my research, I aim at improving:

  • the reliability and quality of software systems
  • the productivity of development teams
  • the effectiveness of development/ management practices.

I develop novel concepts, predictive models, methods, tools and approaches to assist software professionals in critical decision making, resource allocation and process improvement, while facilitating and supporting the adoption of promising software development and management practices. 

 

Supervision interests

I am always open to supervise prospective PhD candidates who have a keen interest and demostrated ability in empirical software engineering and applications of AI/ML in software engineering. I expect you to develop initial ideas about your potential PhD project before contacting me.

Consulting

Feel free to contact me to discuss potential areas for consulting and research collaboration in my areas of expertise. 

Research area keywords

  • Software Engineering
  • Software Testing
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Agile Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Decision Making
  • Social Good

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Research Output 2007 2019

A controlled experiment on time pressure and confirmation bias in functional software testing

Salman, I., Turhan, B. & Vegas, S., Aug 2019, In : Empirical Software Engineering. 24, 4, p. 1727-1761 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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A systematic literature review and meta-analysis on cross project defect prediction

Hosseini, S., Turhan, B. & Gunarathna, D., 1 Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 45, 2, p. 111-147 37 p., 8097045.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive biases in software engineering: a systematic mapping study

Mohanani, R., Salman, I., Turhan, B., Rodriguez, P. & Ralph, P., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Guest editorial: special section on predictive models and data analytics in software engineering

Bowes, D., Shihab, E. & Turhan, B., 5 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Empirical Software Engineering. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Key stakeholder's value propositions for feature selection in software-intensive products: an industrial case study

Rodriguez, P., Mendes, E. & Turhan, B., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Best Paper Award

Burak Turhan (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Burak Turhan (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Burak Turhan (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Candidate

Burak Turhan (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Candidate

Burak Turhan (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 Editorial responsibility

Information and Software Technology (Journal)

Burak Turhan (Editorial board member)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of Systems and Software (Journal)

Burak Turhan (Associate editor)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Empirical Software Engineering (Journal)

Burak Turhan (Editorial board member)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility