Research

Our research is driven by the desire to improve the day-to-day life of software developers and focuses on understanding and advancing the roles of design, collaboration, and education in software development.

We primarily employ a tool-driven methodology, exploring a broad range of research questions by designing and building novel software tools. Through empirical and field studies that inform tool design, our work both anchors itself in real-world practices and demonstrates the tools’ impact on those practices.

Education is a key interest of the SDCL. We employ many of our tools in the classroom, and even have developed a number of approaches specifically for furthering the education of future software engineers.

Use the images below to explore our currently active projects. Some of our more noteworthy past projects can be found here.

PorchLight CodeExchange
CrowdDesign User Interface GUI_fig2
Crowd Design Crowd Fault Localization