* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
Thu 31 May 2018 15:00 - 15:20 at H2 room - Studying Software Engineers I Chair(s): Amy Ko

The demand for analyzing large scale telemetry, machine, and quality data is rapidly increasing in software industry. Data scientists are becoming popular within software teams, e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft are creating a new career path for data scientists. In this paper, we present a large-scale survey with 793 professional data scientists at Microsoft to understand their educational background, problem topics that they work on, tool usages, and activities. We cluster these data scientists based on the time spent for various activities and identify 9 distinct clusters of data scientists, and their corresponding characteristics. We also discuss the challenges that they face and the best practices they share with other data scientists. Our study finds several trends about data scientists in the software engineering context at Microsoft, and should inform managers on how to leverage data science capability effectively within their teams.

Thu 31 May
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14:00 - 15:30: Technical Papers - Studying Software Engineers I at H2 room
Chair(s): Amy KoUniversity of Washington
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Anand Ashok Sawant, Mauricio AnicheDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Arie van DeursenDelft University of Technology, Alberto BacchelliUniversity of Zurich
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Moritz BellerDelft University of Technology, Niels Spruit, Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business, Andy ZaidmanTU Delft
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Xin XiaMonash University, Lingfeng Bao , David LoSingapore Management University, Zhenchang XingAustralia National University, Ahmed E. HassanQueen's University, Shanping Li
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Miryung KimUniversity of California at Los Angeles, USA, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Robert Deline, Andrew BegelMicrosoft Research
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