A bit about me.

Carlene Lebeuf

Hi, I'm Carlene Lebeuf, a graduate student and researcher at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. In spring 2014, I graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria, Canada, with a combined Bachelor's of Science Degree in Computer Science and Psychology. Currently, I'm working on my Master's of Computer Science with the CHISEL (Computer-Human Interaction Software Engineering Lab) Group.

Coming from a interdisciplinary background, I jump at any opportunity to explore human aspects of software development. I am passionate about software development and design, with a focus on web application development. Currently, my research focuses on the understanding and usage of software bot technologies, but I also dabble in information visualization, tools for software engineering, and all things related to UI design / UX :)


As both a graduate of the combined major in computer science / psychology bachelor's of science program and as a current Master's student in computer science, I've had the chance to develop a wide range of skills.

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Web Development

  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • D3.js
  • Angular
  • React
  • jQuery
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Design / UX

  • Photoshop / Sketch
  • Wireframming
  • Mockups
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • Storyboarding
  • Data Visualization
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Other Languages

  • Python
  • C#
  • Java
  • SQL / noSQL

For more information, please see my LinkedIn Profile or download a copy of my Resume.


Throughout my schooling and work, I've had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects. Below you'll find some of my favourite projects. Please see my github account for a more comprehensive look at what I've been working on lately.

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Role: Development (Front-End)
Platform(s): Web

Worked with a small team on the development of Lodestone, a web visualization platform using React.js, Redux, D3.js, Cytoscape, and Plot.ly. Lodestone is a data exploration tool designed to investigate a variety of data, including the bottom-up analysis of large multifaceted social and conversational datasets.

beLocal Victoria

Role: Development (Front-End)
Platform(s): Web

Worked with a small team to develop beLocal Victoria, a fully functional web application using AngularJS, Django and Twitter Bootstrap. The app aims to connect local farmers with members of the community to help support Victoria's local food scene.

Demo: Vendor Tutorial, Foodie Tutorial

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MOOC Visualization

Role: Development
Platform(s): Web

Worked with a classmate to develop an interactive tool that allows users to explore trends in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) enrollment data. The tool was built using D3.js and Twitter Bootstrap.

Looking for more? Checkout my public projects on Github


Below you'll find a list of my recent publications and articles.


Software Bots

Carlene Lebeuf, Margaret-Anne Storey, Alexey Zagalsky

IEEE Software, vol. 35, pp. 18-23, January/February 2018, doi:10.1109/MS.2017.4541027.
Available Online

The State of Software Engineering Research (FSE 2016 Panel)

Matthieu Foucault, Carlene Lebeuf, Margaret-Anne Storey

IEEE Software Blog, December 11th 2016.
Available Online

Workshop Papers (Peer Reviewed)

How Software Developers Mitigate Collaboration Friction Points with Chatbots

Carlene Lebeuf, Margaret-Anne Storey, Alexey Zagalsky

Talking with Conversational Agents in Collaborative Action workshop at the 20th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2017, ACM.
PDF - arXiv

Exhibts & Posters

Poster: A Conversational Interface for Visual Analysis

Carlene Lebeuf, Margaret-Anne Storey

Conference Exhibition at the 26th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON), 2016, IBM.
Poster - Abstract

Contact Me

I'd love to hear from you! You can reach me at any of the following locations: