The Technical Debt Research Team (TDResearchTeam) is composed by professors, graduate and undergraduate students from University of Salvador (UNIFACS), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), and Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA). Our main research areas are:

  • Technical Debt;
  • Software Maintenance;
  • Software Evolution;
  • Software Visualization;
  • Empirical Software Engineering.

Our researchers are:

  • Dr. Rodrigo Oliveira Spínola
    Professor at University of Salvador
    Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Project Center at UFBA
    Head of TDResearchTeam
  • Dr. Manoel Gomes de Mendonça Neto
    Head of Fraunhofer Project Center at UFBA
    Adjunt Professor at Federal University of Bahia
  • Dr. Renato Novais
    Professor at Federal Institute of Bahia
    Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Project Center at UFBA

Currently, we have the following projects in progress:

Ph.D. Students

  • Monitoring the Technical Debt Evolution using Software Visualization Resources
    Thiago Souto Mendes, UFBA
  • An Information Retrieval Approach to Support Contextualized Technical Debt Detection Using Code Comments
    Mário André de Freitas Farias, UFBA
  • Empirical Findings on Causes and Effects Technical Debt in Software Projects through a Globally Distributed Family of Surveys
    Nicolli Souza Rios Alves, UFBA.

M.Sc. Students

  • An Approach Based on Technical Debt Concepts to Support the Teaching of Software Maintenance
    Vivyane Caires, UNIFACS
  • Investigating Comment Patterns that Indicate the Presence of Technical Debt on Software Projects
    Amanda Ferraz de Oliveira Passos, UNIFACS
  • Organizing the Current Evidence on Design Debt: A Thematic Synthesis
    Ricardo Azevedo Porto, UNIFACS
  • Monitoring Architectural Technical Debt in Software Projects
    Sandro Luiz Abreu Campos dos Santos, UNIFACS.