World-recognised software engineering expert joins Lero

4 Nov 2009

World-recognised software engineering academic Bashar Nuseibeh has been appointed to the post of Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick and Chief Scientist at Lero.

Nuseibeh was formerly chair and director of research in computing at The Open University where he continues to supervise students and assist with research direction.

“Prof Nuseibeh is an internationally recognised leader in software engineering, especially in the areas of requirements engineering and software security,” Prof Mike Hinchey, who now assumes the title of scientific director of Lero, explained.

“These are two key areas of concern for Lero in addressing our research mission in Evolving Critical Systems so I am really excited that Bashar is joining us in Lero.”

Additional role

Bashar also assumes the role of visiting professor at Imperial College London and the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. Earlier in his career, he was a reader at Imperial College and head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. His research interests are in software requirements engineering and design, software process modelling and technology, and technology transfer.

He has published more than 100 refereed papers and consulted widely with industry, working with organisations such as the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS), Texas Instruments, Praxis Critical Systems, Philips Research Labs, and NASA. He has also served as principal or co-investigator on a number of research projects on software engineering, security engineering, and learning technologies.

Journal work

Bashar is editor-in-chief of the Automated Software Engineering Journal, and a member of the editorial board of several other journals. He will shortly become editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He is chair of IFIP Working Group 2.9 on Software Requirements Engineering, and was, until recently, chair of the steering committee of ICSE – the International Conference on Software Engineering.

He has served as programme chair of major conferences in his field, including the ASE ’98, RE ’01, and ICSE ’05, is a fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and is a chartered engineer.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Prof Bashar Nuseibeh.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years