Gabriele Bavota is a researcher at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen. His research interests include software maintenance and evolution, refactoring of software systems, mining software repositories, empirical software engineering, and information retrieval. He received (cum laude) the Laurea in Computer Science from the University of Salerno (Italy), he received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salerno. From January 2013 to October 2014 he has been a research fellow at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.