Prof. Gabriele Bavota is among the recipients of the latest ERC Starting Grants, the research funds awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) on a highly competitive basis to the most promising young researchers active in Europe. Prof. Bavota was chosen for his project DEVINTA, which aims to turn into reality what only a few years ago would have seemed something for a distant future: providing software developers with an artificial assistant able to interact with them in an intelligent and proactive way, being aware of the specifics of software development, and becoming a sort of “real” member of the development team.

The ERC Starting Grants are designed to support early-stage researchers who stand out for their potential. In the 2019 ERC Starting Grants call for proposals, 3106 applications were submitted, of which only 408 (about 13%) were accepted.

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