Gustavo A. Oliva

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Name:Gustavo A. Oliva

Hi! I am an Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University in Canada. I currently lead the blockchain research team at the Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL). My goal is to enable the development of cost-effective decentralized applications (DApps) on top of popular programmable blockchain platforms (e.g., Ethereum). In addition to blockchain, I also conduct empirical studies in the fields of software ecosystems (e.g., dependency management in npm), code analytics (e.g., new lenses for Java code analysis), and explanaible AI (e.g., consistent interpretation of models). Prior to becoming an adjunct at Queen’s, I worked as a research fellow at the same university under the supervision of prof. Dr. Ahmed Hassan. I received my PhD from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil under the supervision of prof. Dr. Marco Gerosa.

Affiliation:Queen's University
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Research interests:Programmable blockchains, software ecosystems, code analytics, explainable AI


MSR 2022 Committee Member in Data Showcase Committee within the Data and Tool Showcase Track-track
Author of Mining the Ethereum Blockchain Platform: Best Practices and Pitfalls within the Tutorials-track
ESEC/FSE 2021 Author of Code cloning in smart contracts: a case study on verified contracts from the Ethereum blockchain platform within the Journal First-track
Author of The Gas Triangle and Its Challenges to the Development of Blockchain-Powered Applications within the Ideas, Visions and Reflections-track
ICSE 2021 Author of An exploratory study of smart contracts in the Ethereum blockchain platform within the Journal-First Papers-track
Author of An Empirical Study of Dependency Downgrades in the npm Ecosystem within the Journal-First Papers-track
ASE 2020 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Late Breaking Results-track
MSR 2020 PC Member in Program Committee within the Mining Challenge-track
ICPC 2019 Committee Member in Tools Track Chairs within the ICPC 2019 Tools Demo-track
MSR 2018 Committee Member in Mining Challenge Committee within the Mining Challenge-track