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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 focus is on improving the tools and processes that are developed to make developers more productive. Her research is interdisciplinary, cross-cutting with research in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. Her work focuses on both the needs of the developer and ways that systems can effectively fulfill those needs. She recently began working with the Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research to create a new testing discipline that will help developers identify, trace, and compare passing and failing test executions based on the cause of the failure.


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 Caroline 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.