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This group brings together international researchers in different areas of Software Engineering research:

Academic Staff


  • Dr Paolo Falcarin (Head of Group): Software Engineering, Software Protection
  • Dr Andres Baravalle: Web and Cloud Security, Data Science
  • Dr Shareeful Islam: Security and Privacy Requirements, Risk Management
  • Dr Fahimeh Jafari: Distributed Systems, Performance Analysis, Optimization
  • Dr Amin Karami: Network Security, Big Data, Internet of Things
  • Dr Ameer al Nemrat: Digital Forensics, CyberCrime, Information Security
  • Dr John Noll: Global Software Engineering, Open Source Software Development

PhD Students

  • Ahmed Alwan: Smart Buildings and Cloud Computing
  • Raghavender Rao Jadhav Balaji: Malicious Web Ads 
  • Rabiu Mukhtar: Dark Web
  • Umar Mukhtar Ismail: Cloud Security

Former Members

Former PhD students and Visiting Researchers