Carmine Vassallo



Research Assistant


University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland




Office BIN 2.A.25

Short Bio

In 2013, I received my Bachelor Degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Sannio (Italy) with the thesis entitled "MINING OF METHODS' DESCRIPTIONS FROM STACKOVERFLOW", where I developed CODES, an Eclipse plugin that automatically extracts methods' descriptions of Java Systems from discussions in StackOverflow. In 2014 CODES was awarded with the Best Tool Award at the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), in India.

In 2015 I stayed for four months in Amsterdam (Nederland) to do an internship at ING NEDERLAND. I conducted a research work inside the Continuous Delivery team (partially funded by ERASMUS+ program). Main Task: investigation of the practices adopted by DevOps teams during the software development and discovering of new solutions in order to improve the software release process.

In 2016, I received my Master Degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Sannio (Italy) with the thesis entitled "BUILD FAILURES IN CONTINUOUS DELIVERY: A CASE STUDY AT ING NEDERLAND".





LEAN Approach

I try to follow this methodology in the research (and in daily life as well) 

  1. Think about improvements/ideas
  2. Measure them when applied to a real context (discuss with others)
  3. Learn about faults to refine the previous idea (accept good suggestions from other people)


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  1. Carmine Vassallo, Sebastiano Panichella, Massimiliano Di Penta, and Gerardo Canfora, CODES: mining source code descriptions from developers discussions. The 22nd International Conference on Program Comprehension, Hyderabad, India, 2-3 June 2014.
  2. Carmine Vassallo, Fiorella Zampetti, Daniele Romano, Moritz Beller, Annibale Panichella, Massimiliano Di Penta, Andy Zaidman, Continuous Delivery Practice in a Large Financial Organisation. International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), Raleigh (NC, USA), September, 2016.