Burak Turhan

Assoc Professor

  • Exhibition Walk, 25

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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.

20072023

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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

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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Projects

Research Output

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Predictive Models and Data Analytics in Software Engineering

Tosun, A., McIntosh, S., Minku, L. & Turhan, B., 19 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Empirical Software Engineering. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Increasing validity through replication: an illustrative TDD case

Santos, A., Vegas, S., Uyaguari, F., Dieste, O., Turhan, B. & Juristo, N., 26 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Software Quality Journal. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

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

Open Access
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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

27 Citations (Scopus)

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

6 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

Best Paper Award

Turhan, Burak (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Turhan, Burak (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Turhan, Burak (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Candidate

Turhan, Burak (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Candidate

Turhan, Burak (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

Software Quality Journal (Journal)

Burak Turhan (Associate editor)

1 May 2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

PhD Thesis examination

Burak Turhan (Examiner)

2019

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Information and Software Technology (Journal)

Burak Turhan (Editorial board member)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Mika Mantyla

Burak Turhan (Host)

2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor types​Hosting an academic or industry visitor

Journal of Systems and Software (Journal)

Burak Turhan (Associate editor)

2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Press / Media

Bilgisayar Mühendisleri Ne Yapar?

Burak Turhan

10/01/13

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment