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Nigel Stanger imageBSc, MSc, PhD(Otago), MIITP

Room 3.40, Otago Business School
Tel +64 3 479 8179

Background and interests

Dr Nigel Stanger teaches at 200, 300, and 400 level, covering topics such as database design, management and administration, relational and object / relational database systems, distributed data management, and data warehousing. His research interests include digital preservation, digital repositories, data management of all kinds, data model translation, data integration, physical database design and database performance, and information visualisation.

Dr Stanger is also the webmaster and South Island representative for:
the New Zealand Oracle Users' Group (NZOUG)

He is also a member of the research group:
Data Science

Dr Stanger is also the recipient of a Teaching Award.


  • COMP101 Foundations of Information Systems
  • INFO 201 Developing Information Systems 1
  • INFO 202 Developing Information Systems 2
  • INFO 303 Enterprise Information Systems Infrastructure
  • INFO 408 Management of Large-Scale Data


Currently co-supervising

  • Pankaj Sharma
  • Elijah Zoldouarrati


Grattan, N., Alencar da Costa, D., & Stanger, N. (2024). The need for more informative defect prediction: A systematic literature review. Information & Software Technology, 171, 107456. doi: 10.1016/j.infsof.2024.107456 Journal - Research Article

Alencar da Costa, D., Grattan, N., Stanger, N., & Licorish, S. A. (2023). Studying the characteristics of SQL-related development tasks: An empirical study. Empirical Software Engineering, 28, 69. doi: 10.1007/s10664-023-10295-x Journal - Research Article

Zolduoarrati, E., Licorish, S. A., & Stanger, N. (2023). Secondary studies on human aspects in software engineering: A tertiary study. Journal of Systems & Software, 200, 111654. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2023.111654 Journal - Research Article

Sharma, P. N., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Stanger, N. (2023). How are decisions made in open source software communities? Uncovering rationale from python email repositories. Journal of Software: Evolution & Process, 36, e2526. doi: 10.1002/smr.2526 Journal - Research Article

Sharma, P. N., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., & Stanger, N. (2022). Unearthing open source decision-making processes: A case study of python enhancement proposals. Software: Practice & Experience, 52, 2312-2346. doi: 10.1002/spe.3128 Journal - Research Article

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