Ph.D. Dissertation: Helping Students Make Better Contributions to Open-Source Software Projects
On May 23rd 2019, I successfully defensed my Ph.D. dissertation: “Helping Students Make Better Contributions to Open-Source Software Projects”.
I owe my sincere thanks to Dr. Edward Gehringer, my advisor, for his all-time support and guidance. I am very grateful to him for his valuable time, continuous advice and patient feedback. I learned a lot from our weekly meetings and his insights that helped me to generate creative ideas in my mind.
I would like to thank my other committee members, Dr. Christopher Parnin, Dr. Sarah Heckman, sand Dr. Ranga Vatsavai, for being my committee and providing valuable feedback about the work.
I thank Yang Song, my good teacher, and helpful friend, for recommending me to join Dr. Gehringer’s research team, guiding and cooperating with me to finish many papers, and going fishing with me.
Finally, I thank all other friends for their encouragement and supports at every moment.