(Last update: May, 2022)

Brief timeline

  • 2022.. – Professor, Northern Arizona University (NAU), USA
  • 2017-2022 – Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University (NAU), USA
  • 2013-2014 – Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA
  • 2013-2016 – Associate Professor, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • 2008-2013 – Assistant Professor, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • 2002-2006 – Ph.D. in Computer Science (PUC-Rio), Brazil
  • 2000-2002 – M.Sc. in Computer Science (PUC-Rio), Brazil
  • 1995-1999 – B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (UFES), Brazil


It all started at the age of 10, when I learned how to program on a TK-90X, developing software for a company owned by a friend's mother. Back then, I recognized the difficulties of developing real systems. The complexity of the task challenged me, and I decided I would work with computers for the rest of my life, investigating better ways of developing software and using them to enhance people's capacities. In 1999, I concluded my Computer Engineering major at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil, where I made my first contact with the Web, a technology that I fell in love with, mainly because of its potential for connecting people and changing the world. I pursued my master's degree and Ph.D. at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). For my doctoral dissertation, I proposed a component-based architecture to support the engineering of web-based collaborative systems. After my Ph.D., I worked in a teaching-oriented college for 2 years, and then I moved to the University of São Paulo (USP), where I stayed from 2008 to 2016. In 2017, I moved to the USA as an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU), where I currently develop my teaching and research activities as a Full Professor.

More formal bio (for talks etc.)

Dr. Gerosa is a Professor at Northern Arizona University. He researches Software Engineering and CSCW. Recent projects include the development of tools and strategies to support software developers. He published more than 200 papers (impact factor 40+ on Google Scholar). He serves on the program committee (PC) of important conferences, such as FSE, MSR, and CSCW, and as a reviewer for several journals. He also served as the PC Chair of IEEE ICGSE and CRIWG and as a co-editor of several journal special issues. He graduated several Ph.D. and M.Sc. students who are now researchers in top institutions and has more than 20 years of teaching experience. For more information, visit

Keywords: human aspects of software engineering, open software software, mining software repositories, computer education, chatbots

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