About

Welcome to the homepage of the Software Engineering (SeSa) Research Lab!

Our mission is to (1) understand how humans design, maintain, and evolve complex and artificial intelligence-enabled software systems, (2) produce actionable knowledge to inform the design of novel methods, techniques, and tools that increase the productivity of software engineers, other than the quality, trustworthiness, and dependability of the software they develop, and (3) educate the next generation of leaders in the software industries, both in terms of technical skills and ability to effectively collaborate with others.

We do this by engaging in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our research applies and advances empirical software engineering, software maintenance and evolution, software engineering for artificial intelligence, software security and testing, computer-supported cooperative work, social computing, and project management methods. We are strongly committed to educating students on these themes by offering several Bachelor and Master courses, other than internship and thesis opportunities.

Our broader, long-term vision is to move software engineering and software project management away from decisions based on intuition, error-prone development activities painstakingly conducted manually, and detrimental collaboration practices into evidence-based solutions which are supported by the data that software engineers produce during software development daily, and informed by novel theories and foundations on how humans interact with code, fellow developers, and project managers.

SeSa is logically split into multiple research departments specialized in the various areas of interest. You can find additional information about the composition of the lab and its members by looking at the Team section. Under Research, you can find out our current research areas. Students looking for internship and/or thesis opportunities can find topics of interest, information, and documents in the Education area of the website. Feel free to reach out to us using the Contact details listed in the dedicated section!

International Summer School on Software Engineering

The International Summer School on Software Engineering (ISSSE) intends to provide a contribution to Ph.D. students and academic and industrial researchers on latest findings in the field of Software Engineering. The invited lecturers are international recognised research leaders and the participants have the opportunity to join stimulating discussion forums between speakers and attendees. The school is held in July and typically attracts about 40-50 Ph.D. students from all around the world.

Our Team

Faculty Members

Andrea De Lucia

Full Professor

Filomena Ferrucci

Full Professor

Carmine Gravino

Associate Professor

Dario Di Nucci

Assistant Professor

Fabio Palomba

Assistant Professor

Research Associates

Fabiano Pecorelli

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. Students

Manuel De Stefano

Ph.D. Student

Giammaria Giordano

Ph.D. Student

Emanuele Iannone

Ph.D. Student

Valeria Pontillo

Ph.D. Student

Francesco Casillo

Ph.D. Student

Stefano Lambiase

Ph.D. Student

Giulia Sellitto

Ph.D. Student

Alumni

Asad Ali Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Carmine Gravino
Gabriele Bavota Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Gemma Catolino Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Filomena Ferrucci
Lucia De Marco Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Filomena Ferrucci
Fausto Fasano Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Giovanni Grano Master's degree in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Rocco Oliveto Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Annibale Panichella Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Sebastiano Panichella Master's degree in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Abdallah Qusef Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Pasquale Salza Ph.D. in Management and Information Technology - advisor Filomena Ferrucci
Federica Sarro Ph.D. in Computer Science - advisor Filomena Ferrucci
Simone Scalabrino Master's degree in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia
Michele Tufano Master's degree in Computer Science - advisor Andrea De Lucia

Research

SeSa Lab is logically split into multiple research departments specialized in the various areas of interest. The main research areas include:

Software Maintenance and Evolution

Software Project Management

Software Engineering for Artificial Intelligence

Human and Social Aspects of Software Engineering

Empirical Software Engineering

Software Engineering Education and Training

Artificial Intelligence for Software Engineering

Software Engineering for Accessibility

Software Engineering for Privacy & Security

Green Software Engineering

Quantum Software Engineering

Software Testing

Contact

Address

University of Salerno
F2 Building, Floor -1

Telephone


+39 089 963381