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Dr Federica Sarro
Appointment
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Dept of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Dr Federica Sarro is a Senior Research Associate at University College London, Department of Computer Science. 
Here she is part of the CREST research centre and head of the UCL App Store Analysis (UCLappA) research group. 
She is currenlty leading the predictive modelling theme of the large project DAASE (Dynamic Adaptive Automated Software Engineering) funded by EPSRC and directed by Dr. Earl Barr.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Dr Sarro's research interests include Empirical Software Engineering, Search-Based Software Engineering, and App Store Analytics. On these topics she has published more than 50 articles in various SE venues, including top ones like ICSE, FSE, TSE, and she has received three best paper awards and two Microsoft grants. 

Dr Sarro has also been actively involved in the Software Engineering (SE) community as program chair and track chair of several international conferences, and she has served as a program committee member for more than 40 SE conferences and as a reviewer of more than 10 top journals over the last 4 years. 

Dr Sarro is on the review board of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal, on the editorial board of the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines Journal, and Associate Editor of the IEEE Software blog (area “Mobile Applications and Systems”). 

Teaching Summary

Currently co-adivised PhD Students
William Martin and Afnan A. Al-Subaihin, PhD candidates at University College London

Past co-advised Bachelor and Master Students
Six Bachelor and three Master thesis co-supervised at University of Salerno (Italy). 
Three Erasmus students (master thesis) jointly co-supervised with University College London (UK) and University of Salerno, Italy. 

Teaching Assistant
Research Seminar in Software Engineering (GS11) – graduate course (36 hours), Dr E. Barr, Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, Academic Year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
Java Lab (INST2012) - undergraduate course (16 hours), Dr Martin O'Reilly, Department of Information Studies, University College London, London, Academic Year 2013/2014
Second term: Robotics Programming course (36 hours), Prof M. Handley and Dr D. Mohamedally, University College London, London, Academic Year 2012/2013.

Academic Background
2013 PhD Doctorat – Computing Science Universita degli Studi di Salerno
2009 LAUSPE Laurea Specialistica – Computer Science Universita degli Studi di Salerno
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