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Emerson Murphy-Hill


Emerson is a Staff Research Scientist and a member of Google's Product Inclusion & Equity and Engineering Productivity Research teams. His research spans software engineering and human-computer interaction, winning an NSF CAREER Award in 2013 and five ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards. He's currently an associate editor for Empirical Software Engineering, and on several program committees, including the 2023 International Conference on Software Engineering. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University where he directed the Developer Liberation Front. You can reach him at

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