Fabio Q. B da Silva



I have a PhD in Computer Science from the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS), University of Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1992.

In 1993, I joined the Centre for Informatics at the Federal University of Pernambuco, where I am currently an Associate Professor in Software engineering.

I was one of the co-founders of the Center of Advanced Studies and Systems at Recife (C.E.S.A.R.) in 1996, and of the Porto Digital Science Park, in Recife, Brazil, in 2001, of which has was President between 2001 and 2003.

I have been involved in teaching entrepreneurship, enterprise creation, innovation management, as well as project management and software engineering in the past 19 years. I have supervised 42 master and 2 doctoral students, and my scientific production comprises over 100 articles in journals and conference proceedings.

I am currently supervising 16 master and 6 doctoral students in various themes related to human aspects and team work in software engineering. 

Since July 2011, I am at the University of Toronto as a visiting researcher, working with Prof. Steve Easterbrook.

Featured Articles

  1. 1.JSS 2012: ... structure of motivational factors ..

  2. 2.JSME 2012: ... DSD project management ...

  3. 3.IST 2011: Six years of systematic literature  ...

  4. 4.ESEM 2011: ... use of team building criteria ...

  5. 5.RESER 2011: Replications of empirical studies ...

About Me


About the HASE Research Group

The Human Aspects in Software Engineering (HASE) is a research group at the Centre for Informatics at UFPE, that since 2006 has conducted empirical research on the effects of human factors on the industrial practice of software development.

Find out more about HASE Research, including scientific production and members, at haseresearch.com.

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Curriculum Vitae (In Portuguese)