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Brittany Itelia Johnson

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
316 CS Building
(413) 545-2146


Human factors in software engineering, machine learning, software testing, adaptive systems.


Dr. Johnson's research focuses on improving developer productivity and satisfaction through evaluating and improving the tools and processes they use to develop software. She works in the Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research, where she has developed a new testing technique for understanding defect root causes. Her current focus is on software fairness and ethical software engineering practices. Her research is interdisciplinary, cross-cutting with research in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and machine learning.


Dr. Brittany Johnson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Information and Computer Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University (2017), after getting her B.A. in Computer Science from the College of Charleston (2011). 

Activities & Awards

Dr. Johnson was recently awarded a departmental fellowship for a postdoc in CICS. As a graduate student, she was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. She also interned at Microsoft Research (2015) with Thomas Zimmermann in the Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) Group. She is currently acting as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Software blog.