Human Aspects of Software Engineering Lab

About HASEL

The Human Aspects of Software Engineering Lab at the University of Auckland carries out research projects focused on improving software practices and processes. Our goal is to make it easier (and more fun!) for software teams to create user-friendly products. For example, we study ways to improve coordination on software teams, investigate novel techniques to help software developers understand what users want from the software, and study software developer work patterns. We employ a variety of both qualitative and quantitative research methods including developing new methods and tools, data mining, repository analysis, social network analysis, interviews, surveys, and lab experiments.

We are also interested in leveraging deep learning algorithms to build innovative software systems aiming to enable the disabled. Among these interests are enabling computers to understand individuals suffering from speech impairments to act as a communication medium on their behalf, improving and expediating the identification of autistic individuals, and other related assistive technologies that fall in similar scope.

Recent News

Dr Valerio Terragni awarded FaceBook Research Grant

Dr Valerio Terragni awarded FaceBook Research Grant

Dr Valerio Terragni has been awarded a Facebook Research grant of 100,000 USD. This grant will enable Valerio to investigate new methods to automatically test Web Enable Simulations of the FaceBook platform! He will be recruiting a PhD student to work with him and the...

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Dr Kelly Blincoe joins SfTI Veracity Spearhead

Dr Kelly Blincoe joins SfTI Veracity Spearhead

This month the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge launched the Veracity Spearhead Research project. The $2M two-year project will investigate technology solutions on how to verify something is what it appears to be. We will investigate...

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HASEL acquired Deep Learning Workstations

HASEL acquired Deep Learning Workstations

Our lab is now equipped with three state-of-the-art specialized Deep Learning (DL) workstations, each installed with multiple RTX3090 and RTX6000 GPUs. These workstations were purchased from Lambda Labs; a hardware company specialized in configuring and selling DL...

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