Burak Turhan


Software Engineering

110 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 4552 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 574 citations. The author has a h-index of 34.00. (Google Scholar)


Burak Turhan (PhD) is a Professor at the University of Oulu (Finland). His research interests cover Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Health. Due to the pervasive nature of software, the application areas of his research covers a wide spectrum including healthcare, cybersecurity, telecommunications, embedded and safety/mission critical systems. 

He has published over 110 articles, received several best paper awards, secured external funding for multiple large scale projects amounting to more than EUR 3.5 Million, chaired and organised several conferences, and served on over 60 program committees. He is an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) and Automated Software Engineering (ASE), a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), an editorial board member for the Empirical Software Engineering Journal (EMSE), Information and Software Technology Journal (IST), Software Quality Journal (SQJ), and a review board member for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE). He is a senior member of the ACM and IEEE, and a member of ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE Computer Society.

Research interests

  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Health

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Selected publications

  • Walker, Katie J.; Jiarpakdee, Jirayus; Loupis, Anne; Tantithamthavorn, Chakkrit; Joe, Keith; Ben-Meir, Michael; Akhlaghi, Hamed; Hutton, Jennie; Wang, Wei; Stephenson, Michael; Blecher, Gabriel; Buntine, Paul; Sweeny, Amy; Turhan, Burak (2021) Predicting Ambulance Patient Wait Times: A Multicenter Derivation and Validation Study. - Annals of emergency medicine In press, in press . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Mohanani, Rahul; Turhan, Burak; Ralph, Paul (2019) Requirements Framing Affects Design Creativity. - IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 2021; 47 (5), 936-947 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Baldassarre, Maria Teresa; Caivano, Danilo; Fucci, Davide; Juristo, Natalia; Romano, Simone; Scanniello, Giuseppe; Turhan, Burak (2021) Studying test-driven development and its retainment over a six-month time span. - Journal of systems and software 176, 110937 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Obie, Humphrey O.; Hussain, Waqar; Xia, Xin; Grundy, John; Li, Li; Turhan, Burak; Whittle, Jon; Shahin, Mojtaba (2021) A First Look at Human Values-Violation in App Reviews. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2021 IEEE/ACM 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society (ICSE-SEIS). Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-10. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ralph, Paul; Baltes, Sebastian; Adisaputri, Gianisa; Torkar, Richard; Kovalenko, Vladimir; Kalinowski, Marcos; Novielli, Nicole; Yoo, Shin; Devroey, Xavier; Tan, Xin; Zhou, Minghui; Turhan, Burak; Hoda, Rashina; Hata, Hideaki; Robles, Gregorio; Milani Fard, Amin; Alkadhi, Rana (2020) Pandemic programming : How COVID-19 affects software developers and how their organizations can help. - Empirical software engineering 25 (6), 4927-4961 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Falessi, Davide; Huang, Jacky; Narayana, Likhita; Thai, Jennifer Fong; Turhan, Burak (2020) On the need of preserving order of data when validating within-project defect classifiers. - Empirical software engineering 25 (6), 4805-4830 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Karac, Itir; Turhan, Burak (2018) What Do We (Really) Know about Test-Driven Development?. - IEEE Software 35 (4), 81-85 . [Original]
  • Fucci, Davide; Erdogmus, Hakan; Turhan, Burak; Oivo, Markku; Juristo, Natalia (2017) A dissection of test-driven development : does it really matter to test-first or to test-last?. - IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 43 (7), 597-614, 17026962 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Burak, Turhan (2012) On the dataset shift problem in software engineering prediction models. - Empirical Software Engineering 17, 62-74
  • Forrest Shull, Gregory Melnik, Burak Turhan, Lucas Layman, Madeline Diep, Hakan Erdogmus (2010) What Do We Know about Test-Driven Development?. - IEEE Software 27 (6), 16-19 . [Original]
  • Tim Menzies, Zach Milton, Burak Turhan, Bojan Cukic, Yue Jiang and Ayşe Bener (2010) Defect prediction from static code features: current results, limitations, new approaches. - Automated software engineering 17 (4), 375-407 . [Original]
  • Ayse Tosun, Ayse Bener, Burak Turhan,Tim Menzies (2010) Practical considerations in deploying statistical methods for defect prediction: A case study within the Turkish telecommunications industry. - Information and Software Technology 52 (11), 1242-1257 . [Original]
  • Burak Turhan, Lucas Layman, Madeline Diep, Forrest Shull, Hakan Erdogmus (2010) How Effective is Test Driven Development?. Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It. Greg Wilson, Andy Orham, O’Reilly Press. 207-219