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Professor Stephen MacDonell

Convenor, Mathematical and Information Sciences panel

Stephen Macdonell

Professor Stephen MacDonell. Photo: AUT

Stephen MacDonell is Professor of Software Engineering at Auckland University of Technology and Professor in Information Science at the University of Otago. Stephen is a researcher in behavioural software engineering, meaning that he is particularly interested in understanding how software teams work. His research is focused on software analytics and their visualisation, and how these enable improved decision-making regarding practice selection, work planning, forecasting and management. He is also committed to the use of more reliable evidence to underpin software engineering activities, and developing new ways to capture, model, apply, evaluate and interpret software-related data. 

Stephen is a Fellow of IT Professionals NZ, Senior Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, Member of the ACM, and he serves on the Editorial Board of Information and Software Technology. He is also Deputy Director, and Theme Leader for Data Science & Digital Technologies, in New Zealand’s National Science Challenge Science for Technological Innovation, Technical Advisor to the Office of the Federation of Māori Authorities Pou Whakatāmore Hangarau - Chief Advisor Innovation & Research, and co-founder of Software Innovation New Zealand (SI^NZ).

For more information see Professor MacDonell's AUT and University of Otago webpages.