Giuseppe Destefanis

Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Dr. Giuseppe Destefanis (Ph.D. University of Cagliari, MEng and BE, University of Pisa) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire and a Blockchain and cryptocurrencies consultant. Previously he was Postdoctoral Researcher at Brunel University London and CRIM (Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada) and worked closely with the Montreal aerospace industry to support testing activities during the development of flight simulators. Giuseppe visited the University of Auckland, New Zealand and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a visiting researcher. He was also instructor of computer science courses at the University of Cagliari.  Giuseppe’s research areas focus
 on Blockchain Oriented Software Engineering, cryptocurrencies, mining software repositories, empirical software engineering and software quality.


Are Bullies more Productive? Empirical Study of Affectiveness vs. Issue Fixing Time2015, 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, Florence.

Mining Valence, Arousal, and Dominance – Possibilities for Detecting Burnout and Productivity?2016, 13th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, Austin, Texas.

Software development: do good manners matter?2016, Dept of Computer Science Research Papers, Brunel University, London.

Measuring and Understanding the Effectiveness of JIRA Developers Communities2015, 6th International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Metrics, Florence.

How Diverse Is Your Team? Investigating Gender and Nationality Diversity in GitHub Teams2016, Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development.


Computer Science, Economics, Psychology, Statistics


Blockchain Technologies, Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories


University of Hertfordshire

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