About

Tushar

Tushar Sharma is a researcher at Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece. The topics related to software design and architecture, refactoring, software quality (more specifically code and design quality), and technical debt define his career interests.

He has worked with Siemens Research and Technology Center, Bangalore, India for more than 7 years. He earned an MS degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India, where he specialized in design patterns and refactoring. He co-authored the book “Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt”. He has also co-authored two Oracle Java certification books. He has developed Designite which is a software design quality assessment tool. He is an IEEE Senior Member.

He can be reached at tusharsharma@ieee.org.

News (2017)

  • Service – ACM Computing Reviews (Reviewer). The first review is online.
  • Service – JSS (Reviewer).
  • Service – invited for MSR 2018 Data Showcase track.
  • Presentation at Singular Logic, Athens – “Understanding smells for higher software quality” on Sept 5, 2017.
  • Paper accepted “House of Cards: Code Smells in Open-source C# Repositories” at ESEM, Toronto during 9-10 Nov. 2017.
  • Service – ESEM 2017 (sub-reviewer)
  • Paper accepted “Designite: A Customizable Tool for Smell Mining in C# Repositories” at SATToSE, Madrid during 7-9 June 2017.
  • Service – MSR 2017 (sub-reviewer)
  • Service – OSS 2017 (sub-reviewer)
  • Talk – “Does your configuration code smell?” on Feb 4, 2017 at FOSDEM, Brussels.

News (2016)

  • Service – TDA 2016 (sub-reviewer)
  • Service – ICPC 2016 (sub-reviewer)
  • Service – OSS 2016 (sub-reviewer)
  • Service – ICSE SEIP 2016 (sub-reviewer)
  • He delivered a two-days session on “Writing maintainable code” in 1st Coding Bootcamp organized by Alliance for Digital Employability on December 12 and 13, 2016 in Athens, Greece. Video-1 (An Introduction to Code Smells). Video-2 (An Introduction to Refactoring)
  • He delivered a two-days session on “Design patterns” in 1st Coding Bootcamp organized by Alliance for Digital Employability on December 5 and 6, 2016 in Athens, Greece.
  • He presented his paper titled “Augur: Incorporating Hidden Dependencies and Variable Granularity in Change Impact Analysis” at the IEEE SCAM on October 2-3, 2016, in Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • He delivered a talk titled “Does your design smell?” at the ASAS on September 28, 2016, in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
  • His paper “Augur: Incorporating Hidden Dependencies and Variable Granularity in Change Impact Analysis” with Girish Suryanarayana has been accepted in the 16th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM) – Engineering track.
  • The paper titled “Refactoring for Software Architecture Smells” that he co-authored with Ganesh Samarthyam and Girish Suryanarayana has been accepted in the 1st International Workshop on Refactoring 2016(IWoR@ASE).
  • He has presented “The tale of two source-code analysis tools: Learning and experiences” at Designing Code Analysis Frameworks (DECAF@ISSTA’16) on July 17, 2016, at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • He has delivered a workshop titled “Achieving Design Agility by Refactoring Design Smells” at the Agile in the city conference on June 17, 2016, in London, UK.
  • He has presented a talk titled “Does your configuration code smell?” at the DevOps Pro conference on May 26, 2016, in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • He has presented the paper “Does Your Configuration Code Smell?” at MSR on May 15, 2016, in Austin, Texas, USA.
  • He has presented the paper “Designite – A Software Design Quality Assessment Tool” at BRIDGE on May 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas, USA.
  • The paper titled “Does Your Configuration Code Smell?” that he co-authored with Prof. Diomidis Spinellis and Marios Fragkoulis has been accepted in the Mining Software Repository (MSR’16) conference.
  • The paper titled “Designite – A Software Design Quality Assessment Tool” that he co-authored with Pratibha Mishra and Rohit Tiwari has been accepted in the 1st International Workshop on Bringing Architecture Design Thinking into Developers’ Daily Activities (BRIDGE’16) at ICSE 2016.
  • His latest book titled “Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809” is released worldwide on Feb 1, 2016.
  • He presented a talk titled “Technical Debt: The Elephant in the Room” at Agile Greece meetup on Jan 19, 2016.

News (2015 and older)

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  • He presented a lightning talk about design smells at Programming Language seminar at “National Technical University of Athens”, Athens on Dec 29, 2015.
  • He has delivered a talk titled “Understanding Software Metrics” at a .NET community meetup, Bangalore, on Nov 28, 2015.
  • The paper titled “Challenges to and Solutions for Refactoring Adoption: An Industrial Perspective” that he co-authored with Girish and Ganesh appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of IEEE Software (special issue on Refactoring).
  • Sept 2015 – He has been elevated to IEEE “Senior Member” grade.
  • The paper “Software Process versus Design Quality: Tug of War?” that he co-authored with Girish and Ganesh appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of IEEE Software.
  • He has delivered a talk titled “Pragmatic Technical Debt Management” at Architects’ meetup on July 11, 2015.
  • He has delivered a one-day workshop titled “Refactoring for software design smells” organized by IEEE CS Bangalore chapter with Girish Suryanarayana and Ganesh Samarthyam on 27th June 2015.
  • He has given a presentation about design smells and associated tools in a .NET meetup on 16th May 2015.
  • He has delivered two sessions at Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) 2015 titled “Pragmatic Technical Debt Management” and “Does your Design Smell?” on 21st and 23rd April 2015 respectively.
  • He has delivered a day-long workshop titled “Achieving design agility by refactoring design smells” in DevWeek Conference on 27th March 2015 in London.
  • He has delivered a 90 minutes talk titled “Does your Design Smell?” in DevWeek Conference on 26th March 2015 in London.
  • He has delivered a tutorial titled “Applying design principles in practice” in ISEC 2015 with Ganesh Samarthyam and Girish Suryanarayana on 18th Feb 2015.
  • He has spoken in Siemens Colloquium with Girish Suryanarayana on “Design Smells: Snakes or Ladders” on 12th Feb 2015.
  • He delivered a talk titled “Does your Design Smell?” in Agile Pune on 22nd Nov 2014.
  • His latest book “Refactoring for software design smells” will be available worldwide through Amazon and other channels from 11th Nov 2014.
  • Companion web-site for his latest book is launched just before the book release.
  • He attended ICSE 2014 (June 1st to 6th) and presented his half-day long tutorial titled “Software Design Quality in Practice: Refactoring for Design Smells” with Girish Suryanarayana and Ganesh SG.
  • He had been appointed Local Publicity Chair for SES (Software Experts Summit) 2014 organized by IEEE Software.
  • He attended ISEC 2014 (19-21 Feb 2014) and presented his paper titled “ESA: The Exclusive-Similarity Algorithm for Identifying Extract-class Refactoring Candidates Automatically“.