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 played 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:

A novel physiological-based system to assess drivers’ stress during earth moving simulated activities (Dec 2022)
Daniele Bibbo , Moses Mariajoseph, Barbara Gallina, Marco Carli
Artificial Intelligence (Section of Electronics) (AI-Electronics)

Automating Safety Argument Change Impact Analysis for Machine Learning Components (Dec 2022)
Carmen Carlan , Lydia Gauerhof , Barbara Gallina, Simon Burton
27th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC-2022)

Multi-concern Dependability-centered Assurance via Qualitative and Quantitative Co-analysis (Apr 2022)
Barbara Gallina, Leonardo Montecchi , André Luiz de Oliveira , Lucas Paiva Bressan
IEEE Softw. SI (IEEE Softw. SI)

Compliance Checking of Software Processes: A Systematic Literature Review (Mar 2022)
Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila, Barbara Gallina, Faiz Ul Muram
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP)

Design-time Specification of Dynamic Modular Safety Cases In Support of Run-Time Safety Assessment (Feb 2022)
Elham Mirzaei , Carmen Carlan , Carsten Thomas , Barbara Gallina
Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS-2022)

Towards Qualitative and Quantitative Dependability Analyses for AR-equipped Socio-technical Systems (Nov 2021)
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Barbara Gallina
6th International Conference on System Reliability and Safety (ICSRS-2022)

PhD students supervised as main supervisor:

Soheila Sheikh Bahaei

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Carmen Carlan (former)
Damir Nesic (former)
Irfan Sljivo (former)
Sami Alajrami (former)
Simin Cai (former)