My name is Venera Arnaoudova (pronounced: Ven-air-uh  Are-now-oo-dova). I am Assistant Professor at Washington State University in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Previously, I had the opportunity to work as a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Andrian Marcus at The University of Texas at Dallas. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 2014 from Polytechnique Montréal (Canada) under the supervision of Dr. Giuliano Antoniol and Dr. Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc. In 2008, I received my master degree in Computer Science from Concordia University (Montréal, Canada). In 2006, I received my bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Automation from Polytech’Lille (Lille, France).

My research interest is in the domain of software engineering and particularly, software evolution, empirical software engineering, program comprehension, analysis of source code lexicon and documentation, refactoring, patterns, and anti-patterns.


School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University
355 NE Spokane St.
PO Box 642752
Pullman, WA, 99164-2752 U.S.A.

Phone: (509) 335-1360
Fax: (509) 335-3818
Office: EME 127 (send an email for an appointment)

Spring 2021 office hours: MWF 10:00-11:00am via Zoom:
(Office hours have a waiting list which is FIFO. Please be patient and I will let you in when it is your turn.)

Spring 2021 teaching schedule:
CptS 321: MWF 9:10-10:00am via Zoom