We are a team of worldwide researchers towards cutting-edge and high-impact research on technical debt that brings concrete results for both the research community and the software industry.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are some of the principles that guide our routine. Software development is a social and knowledge-intensive task. Diversity in human-centered factors such as personality, communication, and interaction affect software projects. So, why shouldn't we consider diversity as a key factor in our research activities too?

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Awards, honors, and achievements

Dr. Nicolli Rios got an award from the Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS2021) as the Best Ph.D. Thesis defended in 2020, at the Contest of Thesis and Dissertations on Software Quality.

Great!!! Our paper "Technical Debt is not Only about Code and We Need to be Aware about It" received the Distinguished Paper Award at the 20th SBQS :).

According to a bibliometric study published at the Journal of Systems and Software, Prof. Rodrigo Spínola is one of the Top 10 Most Impactful Software Engineering Researchers at the "Consolidators" Level.

Dr. Nicolli Rios got an award from the Congresso Brasileiro de Software (CBSoft2021) as the 2nd Best Ph.D. Thesis defended in 2020, at the Contest of Thesis and Dissertations on Software Engineering.

April brings good news: the TDResearchTeam will be present at AMCIS'2021, presenting three papers from our students!

Prof. Rodrigo Spínola received the Research Productivity Distinction Grant from the Brazilian National Research Council Level 2(CNPq).

Wow, article on the relationship between TD management and process models accepted at IEEE Software!!! :)

Stop by CHASE and SANER'2021 to discuss with us human aspects of TD and the relation between the effects of TD and their repayment.

Dr. Nicolli Rios has successfully defended her Thesis. Congrats for the great work!

InsighTD working meeting at TechDebt'2019. Great to see all of you guys.

Prof. Rodrigo Spínola received the David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Kickoff meeting of the InsighTD Project. What such a quite important day!

We are located in the beautiful and historical city of Salvador - BA, Brazil. More specifically, at the Graduate Program in Systems and Computer at the Salvador University.