Gabriele Bavota received (cum laude) the Laurea in Computer Science from the University of Salerno (Italy). He received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salerno in 2013. From January 2013 to October 2014 he has been a research fellow at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio. From November 2014 to August 2016 he was Assistant Professor at Free University of Bolzano-Bozen. He joined the Faculty of Informatics of USI as an Assistant Professor in September 2016. His research interests include software maintenance and evolution, mining software repositories, and empirical software engineering. He is author of over 70 papers appeared in international journals, conferences and workshops. He serves as a Program Co-Chair for ICPC'16, SCAM'16, and SANER'17. He also serves and has served as organizing and program committee member of international conferences in the field of software engineering, such as ICSE, ICSME, MSR, ICPC, SANER, SCAM, and others.