Barbara Gallina, Associate Professor


Barbara Gallina is Associate Professor of Dependable Software Engineering at Mälardalen University. Currently, she is Vice-chair of the security subgroup within EWICS and  member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Homeland Security (TCHS). Within AMASS, a large EU-ECSEL funded project, she is playing various roles: technical manager at the global level, work package leader, task leader, and land coordinator. She was also the leader of the dependability-related work packages in the EU-Artemis funded SafeCer and CONCERTO projects. She has been visiting researcher at Scania AB, via the SSF-SM14-0013 grant. She has been member of several program committees related to dependability such as SAFECOMP, ISSRE, EDCC, COMPSAC, LADC, RSSRail, ICSRS, AdaEurope, QUORS, WoSoCER, SASSUR, ReSACI, ISSA, ASCS, DeCPS. She has also been member of program committees related to reuse such as ICSR and VaMoS.

She got a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a II-level Master in IT, both from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). She got her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg). 

Barbara Gallina' research interests focus on various aspects of dependable (software) systems engineering and certification. More specifically, she is interested in developing languages, methods, and processes for: 1) modelling, analysis, justification and certification of complex (computer-based) systems, 2) systematic reuse of certification artifacts (product, process, assurance case-related evidence), 3) multi-concern assurance, 4) continuous certification via tool integration, 5) compliance management 6) certification-related evidence engineering (immediate, direct, and indirect) 7) safety culture.

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Latest publications:

Safety Assurance and Certification: Current Practices, Challenges, and Brainstorming on Ways Forward (Nov 2019)
Barbara Gallina
9th IEEE International Workshop on Software Certification (WoSoCER-2019)

AMASS: A Large-Scale European Project to Improve the Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems (Nov 2019)
Jose Luis de la Vara , Eugenio Parra Corredor , Alejandra Ruiz Lopez , Barbara Gallina
20th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES-2019)

Effect of Augmented Reality on Faults Leading to Human Failures in Socio-technical Systems (Nov 2019)
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Barbara Gallina, Karin Laumann , Martin Rasmussen
4th International Conference on System Reliability and Safety (ICSRS-2019)

Towards Assessing Risk of Reality Augmented Safety-critical Socio-technical Systems (Oct 2019)
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Barbara Gallina
6th International Symposium on Model-Based Safety and Assessment (IMBSA -2019)

Augmented Reality-extended Humans: Towards a Taxonomy of Failures – Focus on Visual Technologies (Sep 2019)
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Barbara Gallina
29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL-2019)

Statistical Model Checking for Real-Time Database Management Systems: A Case Study (Sep 2019)
Simin Cai, Barbara Gallina, Dag Nyström, Cristina Seceleanu
The 24th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA2019)

PhD students supervised as main supervisor:

Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Irfan Sljivo (former)
Sami Alajrami (former)
Simin Cai