I am assistant professor at University College Dublin and Lero (Ireland) since June 2016. I received my PhD in Information and Communication Technology from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2011 and I was summer intern at IBM TJ Watson Research Center (USA) in 2008.
My research interests include requirements engineering and adaptive systems. In particular, my work has focused on using runtime requirements models to engineer complex systems, including service compositions and multi-tenant services, cyber-physical systems, mobile device management software and more generally systems aimed to satisfy their security and privacy requirements and to be forensically ready.
Awards and Recognition
Best Paper Award at the 9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS), 2014.
Windows Azure for Research Award for the project titled
"Minority Report: Using the Cloud to Enable Proactive Digital Forensic Investigations", 2014.
Best Poster Award at the 21th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2013.
Nominated Best Paper at the 19th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ), 2013.
IBM PhD Fellowship for the academic year 2010/2011.
Best Student Paper Award at the 7th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), 2009.
Scientific events I am currently involved in:
ICSE 2017 (Workshop Co-Chair; demos, posters PC member): 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017).
REFSQ 2017 (PC Member): 23rd International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality.
SERF 2017 (Workshop Co-chair): 1st International Workshop on Software Engineering and Digital Investigations (SERF 2017), co-located with the 11th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM Sigsoft Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2017).
ESEC/FSE 2017 (PC member): 1th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM Sigsoft Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering.
Students and Collaborators
If you are interested in researching the adaptive systems of the future and have a passion for making things concrete and not just on paper, drop me a line. Several thesis topics, as well as smaller projects are available around these themes!
Right now, I have the pleasure to work with a number of smart people around the world:
Dalal Alrajeh (Research Fellow @ Imperial College London, engineering forensic-ready systems)
Faeq Alrimawi (PhD Student @ Lero, forensic investigations of cyber-physical crimes)
Aimee Borda (PhD Student @ Trinity College Dublin, adaptive security)
Alessio Ferrari (Postdoctoral Researcher @ CNR, evidence relevance)
Vasileios Koutavas (Assistant Professor @ Trinity College Dublin, adaptive security)
Luigi Marco Latona (Master Student @ Politecnico di Milano, forensic readiness)