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Research project title

Human factors in Software engineering

Education level

Master (research-based)


Director: Zohreh Sharafi

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April 1, 2024

Areas of expertise

Unit(s) and department(s)

Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering



  • Degree in Computer/Software Engineering or Computer Science
  • Familiarity with programming languages  
  • Ability to analyze problems and find solutions
  • Ability to communicate and write in English


  • Familiarity with statistical analysis of data
  • Familiarity with machine learning 

Detailed description

The selected candidates would work on one of the following projects:

  • Identifying developers’ problem–solving strategies using eye‐tracking and neuroimaging
  • Evaluating the perception of trust from developers’ point of view using various bio‐metrics
  • Analyzing the impact of various human factors (ex. gender, age, and native language) on developers’ strategies
  • Investigate the role of emotions and creativity in computing tasks

I welcome and strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented minority backgrounds to apply and join my group. Your unique experience and insights are highly valued.

Financing possibility

Selected candidates will be supported financially for the duration of the study (financial aid renewal will be contingent upon satisfactory academic and research progress.)

Zohreh Sharafi

Zohreh Sharafi

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