I am Akond, Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science (CSC) at North Carolina State University. I am extremely privileged to be supervised by Dr. Laurie Williams. I am also the member of the Realsearch research group. I won the Grand Prize of the Microsoft Open Source Challenge in April, 2016, covered by Betanews.
I was born in Bangladesh, a beautiful country in South Asia. I completed my undergraduate studies in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and M.Sc. at University of Connecticut.

I like thinking and solving research problems in software enginering . My research interests include Continuous Deployment, DevOps, and Mining Software Repositories. To conduct my research activities I have relied on evolutionary algorithms, grounded theory, mining algorithms, statistical methods, and supervised and unsupervised learning techniques.

I believe quality research in software engineering requires collaboration with industry partners. As part of my first research project where I have cataloged continuos deployment practices, I actively have collaborated with representatives of numerous companies namely, Facebook, Github, and Netflix.
In a similar manner with help of representatives from the software industry, I also have investigated how DevOps adoptees perceive DevOps practices and principles to be beneficial or harmful for software security. Relevant findings are available here.

Current Research Activities:

  • I am currently investigating what security anti-patterns occur in infrastructure as code (IaC) scripts e.g. Chef, and Puppet scripts. Stay tuned for new findings!

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