Carlos Paradis

GitHub: carlosparadis

Publons: AAA-3387-2020

ORCID: 0000-0002-3062-7547

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822 USA


University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI

PhD, Computer Science - GPA: 4.0

2016 - Present

University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI

MS, Computer Science - GPA: 4.0

2014 - 2016

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

MS, Software Engineering - GPA: 3.92

2012 - 2014

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

BS, Computer Science - GPA: 9.5 (0-10)

2009 - 2013

Professional Experience

Applied Researcher in Natural Language Processing - Federal Contractor, KBR at NASA Ames Research Center

10/05/2020 - Current

Developing is applying Natural language Processing (NLP) technologies to streamline the development and certification process for NASA missions

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa - Shidler School of Business

01/01/2020 - Current

Create a system to analyze software vulnerabilities evolution by mining software repositories ecosystems

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa - Shidler School of Business

07/26/2018 - Current

Identify novel safety incidents based on textual narratives for NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)

Intern/Data Analyst, Staffing Solutions at Kaiser Permanente

05/15/2017 - 04/03/2020

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & University of Maryland

08/2016 - 03/2020

Identified CVE-related Software Vulnerability Discourse on Online Mailing List using Topic Modelling

Graduate Research / Data Engineer, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa - School of Architecture

03/11/2016 - 12/31/2019

Python coded data pipelines for sensor data processing, database storage, and R coded thermal comfort analyses. Performed Unix server administration duties to support architecture researchers.

Intern II, SGT at NASA Ames Research Center

05/21/2018 - 08/17/2018

Created a model of an attack surface between military drone communication by inserting a ‘liar’ script at the communication boundary using OpenUxAS, developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & Siemens

09/2015 - 12/2018

Identified associations between software companies' organizational structure and their software products.

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & HECO

01/01/2015 - 08/31/2015

Performed data mining/analytics of weather related data for renewable (solar) energy management in Hawaiʻi. (Master Thesis)

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa - Office of Public Health Studies

03/12/2015 - 05/06/2015

Analyzed cross-sectional surveys conducted in Ethiopia by DHS to identify effects between sanitation and malnutrition.

Lecturer, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

10/2013 - 02/2014

Lecturer for Information Systems Major

Undergraduate Teacher Assistant, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

2012 - 2013

Teacher Assistant for Computer Science Major

Undergraduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & Drexel University

01/2012 - 12/2013

Identified patterns of effort in software development.

Undergraduate Research, Universidade Federal da Bahia - Formas

11/2012 - 07/2013

Identified patterns that would lead to STEM student retention in U. Federal da Bahia.

Undergraduate Research, Universidade Federal da Bahia

07/2011 - 03/2013

Tracked and analyzed programmer behavior Eclipse IDE usage to better understand the impact of conceptualization in god class detection.

Professional Activities

External Reviewer, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS)

2018 - 2021

Shadow Program Committee Member, Mining Software Repositories (MSR)

2021 - 2021

Reviewer, IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER)

2021 - 2021

Program Committee Member, International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)

2018 - 2019

Intel Nervana AI Academy Student Ambassador, Intel Nervana

2017 - 2018

Volunteer, Code for Hawaiʻi


I facilitate open-budget access for state of Hawaiʻi citizens, allowing them to make more informed decisions in choosing their state representatives by providing additional accessibility to candidates financial ties: Data cleaning and text linkage of various records concerning candidates campaign contribution distributed on different official pages of the state of Hawaiʻi are put together for navigation on a single website.

External Reviewer, EDBT/ICDT 2016 Joint Conference


Volunteer, Open Knowledge Brazil

2015 - 2016

I volunteered as a data analyst for the Open Spending team of Open Knowledge Brazil Chapter, which was a finalist on Google Impact Challenge in Brazil. The project goal was to analyze the city and state of São Paulo, and also the federal's fiscal year budget, serving as case study to implement the same method and tools to other cities. Mainly, the project sought to read between the government’s budget lines and understand where tax money was spent. My role in the team was to help write data stories, finding and exploring what data was available in existing outdated websites, and help make it available of it through our website and/or API. I also explored in parallel the open spending of Salvador, another city in Brazil and my hometown as both city and state’s budget data availability.

Volunteer, Science without Borders Network 'Rede CsF'

2015 - 2016

Rede CsF is a non-profit organization based in Brazil and created by students who were awarded the Science Without Border scholarship from Brazil government. The non-profit is a return on investment to create projects in the country to improve science, technology, innovation and education. Within the network, I collaborate on the Open Data Awareness Project and the Intranet, the laterto coordinate over 40 contributors activities.

Chair of Student Chapter, Association for Computing Machinery

2010 - 2011

I founded the first and only ACM student chapter of Brazil. Main chapter activities were initially focused on raising awareness and supporting local computer science events. The chapter was featured on XRDS, the student magazine of ACM, on its first semester.

Journal articles

In Search of Socio-Technical Congruence: A Large-Scale Longitudinal Study, Wolfgang Mauerer, Mitchell Joblin, Damian A. Tamburri, Carlos Paradis, Rick Kazman, Sven Apel, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Date: To appear

Manufacturing execution systems: A vision for managing software development, Journal of Systems and Software, Martin Naedele, Hong-Mei Chen, Rick Kazman, Yuanfang Cai, Lu Xiao, Carlos V.A. Silva, Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 101, Pages 59-68, ISSN 0164-1212, 2015

Conference Proceedings

Augmenting Topic Finding in the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System using Topic Modeling, Carlos Paradis, Rick Kazman, Misty Davies, Becky Hooey, 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum, 2021

Measured: Student Learning Through Monitoring Existing Buildings’ Energy Use And Occupant Comfort, Meguro, W., Paradis, C., Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), 2019

Towards Explaining Security Defects in Complex Autonomous Aerospace Systems, Carlos Paradis, Rick Kazman, and Misty D. Davies, AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 2019

Indexing Text Related to Software Vulnerabilities in Noisy Communities Through Topic Modelling, C. Paradis, R. Kazman and P. Wang, 2018 17th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2018), 2018

Conway: Law or not?, Wolfgang Mauerer, Mitchell Joblin, Damian Andrew Tamburri, Carlos Paradis, Sven Apel, and Rick Kazman, 2018 40th International Conference On Software Engineering 2018 (ICSE 2018), 2018

Probabilistic Models for One-Day Ahead Solar Irradiance Forecasting in Renewable Energy Applications, SILVA, Carlos V. A. ; LIM, Lipyeow ; STEVENS, Duane ; NAKAFUJI, Dora, Internacional Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Special Track on Machine Learning on Energy Applications (ICMLA 2015), 2015

Mining Retention Rules from Student Transcripts: A Case Study of the Information Systems programme at a Federal University, SILVA, C. V. A. ; SANTOS, M. S. ; Claro, D.B. ; Silva, Veronica ; SILVA, M. ; RIBEIRO, S. ; TELLES, A. R. ; LOPES, D., Anais do Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação, v. 1, p. 1, 2013, 2013

An exploratory study to investigate the impact of conceptualization in god class detection, SANTOS, JOSÉ A. M. ; DE MENDONÇA, MANOEL G. ; SILVA, CARLOS V. A, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering - EASE ‘13, 2013

Teaching Software Engineering Fundamentals in an Introductory Computer Programming Course, ALMEIDA, E.S ; MACHADO, I. C. ; SILVA, C. V. A. ; GOMES, G. S. S., Fórum de Educação em Engenharia de Software (FEES), 2011, São Paulo, 2011

Awards and Honors

ICS Achievement Scholarship, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, Fall 2017-2020

Featured Idea and Intel NCS Funding, Intel, Fall 2017

IEEE HKN, IEEE Honor Society HKN Delta Omega, 2016-2017

Golden Key Honors Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, February 2015

Featured Student Brazilian Award, Brazilian Computer Society, November 2013

Science Without Borders - Capes and LASPAU, Ciencia Sem Fronteiras, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

ACM UPE, ACM Honor Society UPE, April 2012