Guardians of Asgaard (current members)


Cor-Paul Bezemer
Lab head
Cor-Paul Bezemer (he/his) is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Alberta. He heads the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab. Before that, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. His research interests cover a wide variety of software engineering and performance engineering-related topics. His work has been published at premier software engineering venues such as the TSE and EMSE journals and the ESEC-FSE, ICSME and ICPE conferences. He is one of the vice-chairs of the SPEC research group on DevOps Performance. Before moving to Canada, he studied at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he received his BSc (2007), MSc (2009) and PhD (2014) degree in Computer Science.


Hao Li
PhD student
Hao Li is a PhD student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab, and is currently working on data analysis of the Rust package registry. He received his B.Eng. degree in Automation from the Xiamen University of Technology in 2015. He worked as an automation engineer in PI Electronics from 2015 to 2019. More info about Hao can be found here.

Finlay MacKlon
PhD student
Finlay Macklon is a PhD student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Alberta. He is a member of The Analytics of Software, Games, and Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab, and is currently focused on applying data analytics techniques to better utilize user feedback for game and software development. He completed his BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta in April 2020, which included a co-op work term performing software development. More info about Finlay can be found here.

Mikael Sabuhi
PhD student
Mikael Sabuhi is a PhD student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Alberta. Currently, he is a member of the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab, working on empirical performance analysis of cloud software systems and anomaly detection. Mikael received his M.Sc. (2018) and B.Sc. (2016) degree in control systems from Iran University of Science and Technology. While Mikael has different artificial intelligence-related research interests, his main focus is on applications of Deep Learning architectures for anomaly detection with a particular emphasis on applications of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for anomaly detection. Mikael is co-supervised by Dr. P. Musilek. More info about Mikael can be found here.

Md Saeed Siddik
PhD student
Saeed Siddik is a Ph.D. student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the Department of ECE, University of Alberta, Canada. He is a member of the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab under the supervision of Dr. Cor-Paul Bezemer. He is working on software engineering especially the empirical analysis of the impact of Software Engineering in AI systems. He is interested in analyzing the effect of various software artifacts e.g. code documentations, developers’ practice, and user feedback. Before joining ASGAARD, Saeed served as a lecturer at IIT, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his MSc. and BSc. in software engineering in 2015 and 2013 respectively from the University of Dhaka which is the oldest university in Bangladesh. He likes playing field sports and is active in volunteer activities. More details about Saeed can be found here.

Tajkia Rahman Toma
PhD student
Tajkia Rahman Toma is a Ph.D. student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the Department of ECE, University of Alberta, Canada. She is a member of the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab under the supervision of Dr. Cor-Paul Bezemer. Her research interests are program analysis, mining software repositories, collaborative software engineering and empirical software engineering. Before joining the lab, she was a faculty member (2018-2021) in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT). She was also a software engineer (2014-2018) at Streams Tech Ltd. for more than 3 years. She has completed her Master of Science in Software Engineering (2013-2014) from the Institute of Information Technology (IIT), University of Dhaka and Bachelor in Information Technology (Major in Software Engineering) (2009-2012) from the same institute. More info about Tajka can be found here.

Markos Viggiato
PhD student
Markos Viggiato is a PhD student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab, working with machine learning and data analytics applied to games. Overall, he is investigating how to improve different analytics approaches that help understand the enjoyability of a game. He is also working on how to leverage analytics techniques to automate game testing processes. Markos holds a BEng degree (2017) in Control and Automation Engineering, and an MSc degree (2018) in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. More info about Markos can be found here.

Arthur Kamienski
MSc student
Arthur Kamienski is an MSc student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Alberta. He is also a member of the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab, where he researches Game Development Q&A websites. He obtained his BSc in Computer Science from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) in Brazil in December 2019. His current research interests involve working with game repository data and Natural Language Processing. Previously, he researched Academic Genealogical Graphs at the Future Internet and Data Science (FIDS) lab at the Federal University of ABC. More info about Arthur can be found here.

Luisa Palechor
MSc student
Luisa Palechor is an MSc student in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Alberta. She is a member of the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab, and she is currently focused on the empirical analysis of pull requests in GitHub when using Continuous Integration. She received her B.Eng. degree in Electronic and Telecommunication engineering from University of Cauca in Colombia in 2016. Before joining the ASGAARD lab she worked as a Cloud Engineer for three and a half years. More info about Luisa can be found here.

Balreet Grewal
Visitor
Balreet is a third-year software engineering student at the University of Alberta. She is currently a co-op student in the Analytics of Software, GAmes And Repository Data (ASGAARD) lab. She is passionate about learning more about analytics and the use and application of data science.


Asgaardians (alumni)


Sara Gholami
MSc student (Graduated: Jun 2020)
Sarah was co-supervised with Dr. H. Khazaei. More info about Sara can be found here.

Ngoc Quang Vu
MSc student (Graduated: Sep 2020)
Quang joined the University of Alberta as an M.Sc. student in 2019 and received his M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems in 2020. His research focus was on mining online distribution platforms for indie games for insights that can help indie developers succeed in their goals. Prior to his stint at the ASGAARD lab, he worked as a software developer for three years. He received a B.Eng (2016) degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS). More info about Quang can be found here.

Rain Epp
Visitor
Rain did two co-op terms in the ASGAARD lab. Rain’s research focused on trends of popular virtual reality games and their complaints.

Mykola Zakharchuk
Visitor
Mykola did a summer internship in the ASGAARD lab through the Mitacs GRI program.