Short description

Filipe R. Cogo is a Software Engineering Researcher at the Centre for Software Excellence, Huawei Canada, working on the intersection between Foundation Models and Software Engineering. His research work has been published in flagship venues such as TSE, EMSE, TOSEM, and FSE. Filipe received his Ph.D. from the School of Computing at Queen’s University, Canada and has more than ten years of experience teaching Computer Science. More info at


until 2004

I grew up in the beautiful city of Vitória, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, and lived for four years in Vila Velha. My passion for education and technology started during high school when I had the opportunity to share a bit of my understanding of physics with my classmates :-)


I studied Computer Science at the State University of Maringá in Maringá, state of Paraná. My appreciation for the academic environment motivated me to start a Master's at the same university and department. During this period, I worked at the intersection between human-computer interaction and information retrieval, and started my career as a higher education professor. In Maringá, I cultivated many friends playing Choro music.


In Campo Mourão, Paraná, I worked as a higher education professor at the undergraduate level. I taught different courses in computer science, supervised students in research and extension projects, and engaged in academic administration. I also kept playing Choro (even composing!) and cultivating friendships during this period.


I pursued my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Queen's University in Kingston, province of Ontario, Canada. My Ph.D. work focused mainly on empirical software engineering and mining software repositories to support packaging management. After graduating, I had the opportunity to initiate a new career phase by doing industry research.