Software Engineering

Research Staff

  • Prof. Kenichi Matsumoto

    Kenichi Matsumoto

  • Assoc.Prof. Akito Monden

    Akito Monden

  • Assist.Prof. Akinori Ihara

    Akinori Ihara

  • Assist.Prof. Hideaki Hata

    Hideaki Hata

E-mail { matumoto, akito-m, akinori-i, hata }[at]

Research Area

1. Software data mining

Software quality analysis and cost estimation

Big data processing and visualization

Natural language processing in software development

Data-driven software development

2. Open source software engineering

Communication analysis in software development

Software ecosystem analysis and user support

Software repository mining and integration

Global and collaborative software development support

3. Human factors in software development

Measuring human brain activities to assess the program understanding process

TaskPit: A software development task measurement system

4. Software protection

Software obfuscation

Software watermarking and birthmarking

Software tamper-proofing

Key Features

The software engineering laboratory uses both theoretical and empirical approaches to address various problems related to software development, human computer interaction and software lifecycle management. We fully exploit the potential of students' curiosity and creative thinking together with conventional research theories and technologies to tackle new topics in software engineering.

While actual software development tends to rely on project managers' intuition without sufficient evidence, our goal is to develop an empirically-guided software development environment where the software process and product data are measured and decisions are made based on the data. We also address recent hot topics in software engineering such as open source software engineering, global software development and software protection.

Fig.1 TaskPit: A software development task measurement system

Fig.1 TaskPit: A software development task measurement system

Fig.2 Software engineering data analysis system

Fig.2 Software engineering data analysis system

Fig.3 Near-infrared spectroscopy system1 Fig.3 Near-infrared spectroscopy system2

Fig.3 Near-infrared spectroscopy system