Joshua Sunshine is a systems scientist in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. He has broad research interests at the intersection of programming languages and software engineering. He is particularly interested in better understanding the factors that influence the usability of reusable software components.

Sunshine completed his Ph.D. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon in December 2013. His dissertation focused on the usability of software libraries with ordering constraints (API protocols). He was advised by Jonathan Aldrich.

Sunshine graduated from Brandeis University in 2004 and worked for almost four years as a software engineer before starting graduate school.

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2013 Ph.D., Software Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2004 BA, Computer Science, Brandeis University


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