I am lecturer and research fellow 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.
iRENIC 2016 (Workshop Co-chair): 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Investigating and Countering Crime (iRENIC 2016), co-located with the 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference.
RE 2016 (PC member, Workshops Committee, poster/demo PC member): 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference.
Previously, I was also involved in: ICSE-NIER (PC member - 2014,2015), RE (PC member - 2014,2015; workshops committee - 2015; poster/demo chair - 2012; poster/demo PC member - 2013,2014; doctoral symposium PC member - 2014), SEAMS (PC member - 2013,2016), SCORE (PC member - 2013, 2015-2016),ESEC/FSE 2015 Tool Demonstrations (PC Member - 2015), among the others.
I am a scientific reviewer of the following peer-reviewed journals: TSE (IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering), TOSEM (ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology), TIFS (IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security), TAAS (ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems), TSC (IEEE Transactions on Service Computing), JSS (Journal of Software and Systems), REJ (Requirements Engineering Journal), SoSym (Journal of Software and Systems Modeling), Springer Computing Journal.
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)
Alessio Ferrari (Postdoctoral Researcher @ CNR, evidence relevance)
George Grispos (Postdoctoral Researcher @ Lero, forensic requirements elicitation)
Christos Tsigkanos (PhD Student @ Politecnico di Milano, adaptive security for cyber-physical systems)