I am associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy and member of the
International Software Engineering Research Network. I was
visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institut für Mathematik in
Bonn, Germany and at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Since 2014, I am coordinating the research area in Software and
Systems Engineering (SwSE
at the Faculty Computer Science.
I am founding member of
Laboratory of Empirical Software Engineering
Research and responsible of the Makerspace
project. Since 2006, I am member of ISERN
- International Software Engineering Research Network.
I have been program co-chair and PC member of international
conferences and journals (EMSE, TSE, JSS, ESEJ, IS, IST, etc.). In
2007 I was awarded by the Italian Association for Enterprises for
the best example of Public-Private collaboration for having
established a Bachelor programme for working students.
In 2015, I received the "Reviewer
of the year award
" for 2014 from the Journal of Strategic
I am interested in modelling and
predicting software reliability and data mining in software
engineering for software quality.