Sebastiano Panichella was born in Isernia (Italy), he received (cum laude) the Laurea in Computer Science from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2010 defending a thesis on IR-based Traceability Recovery, advised by Prof. Andrea De Lucia and Prof. Rocco Oliveto. He received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sannio (Department of Engineering) in 2014 defending the thesis entitled ''Supporting Newcomers in Open Source Software Development Projects''. During the PhD his work was supervised by Prof. Gerardo Canfora and Prof. Massimiliano Di Penta Currently he is a Research Associate at University of Zurich. He is a member of IEEE. His research interests include Mining Software Repositories, IR-based Traceability Recovery, Textual Analysis, Software maintenance and evolution and Empirical Software Engineering.