Mairieli Wessel

Postdoctoral Researcher
Delft University of Technology

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Delft University of Technology. In 2021, I completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) of the University of São Paulo (USP). I was a visiting scholar at the Concordia University's DAS Lab from February to July 2021. I got my bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR). I research the intersections of Software Engineering (SE) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Currently, I am working on the use of bots to support Open Source Software (OSS) communities. I am interested in Open Source Software, Human Aspects of Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, and Mining Software Repositories techniques.

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Postdoctoral researcher

Delft University of Technology
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Software Engineering Research Group with Prof. Andy Zaidman.
Sep 2021 - Until now

PhD Student

University of Sao Paulo
PhD Student at Department of Computer Science at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) under the supervision of prof. Marco A. Gerosa
Feb 2018 - Aug 2021

Visiting Period

Concordia University
Visiting PhD Student at the Data-driven Analysis of Software (DAS) Lab, under the supervision of prof. Emad Shihab.
Feb 2021 - Jul 2021

Bachelor Degree

Federal University of Technology - Paraná

Monograph topic: Tweaking Association Rules to Optimize Software Change Recommendations. (In Portuguese)

Feb 2014 - Dec 2017

Professional Experience

IBM Research


Graduate research intern at the Conversational Intelligence group at IBM Research laboratory in Brazil.

Apr 2019 - Feb 2020


FullStack Developer

Web stack and native application stack developer.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2017



Robotics STEM Instructor for primary students.

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017


Ph.D. Dissertation

Journal Papers

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Peer Reviewed Workshop Papers


Journal editorial

Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Bots in Software Engineering, IEEE Software, 2021

Organizing Committee Member

Organizer of the 3rd International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE 2021)

Program Committee Member

Mining Software Repositories -- Shadow Program Committee (MSR Shadow PC 2021)
The 2nd International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE 2020)

Reviewer for International Conferences and Journals

Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
The 5th Workshop sobre Aspectos Sociais, Humanos e Econômicos de Software (WASHES 2020) - Sub Reviewer
The 1st International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering (BotSE 2019) - Sub Reviewer
The 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020) - Late-Breaking Works Track

Student Volunteer

The 15th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2020)

Invited Talks

Invited Guest Lecture at Northern Arizona University (NAU)

Awards & Funding

  • ICSME 2020 IEEE TCSE Distinguished Paper Award
  • Best Class Performance Award in the Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science at Federal University of Technology - Paraná

  • Scholarship from the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) (2021)
  • SIGSOFT Travel Grants ICSE 2019 Student Mentoring Workshop (SMeW)
  • Scholarship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) (2018 - Until now)