I am professor (and currently dean) at the faculty of informatics of the University of Lugano, where I founded the REVEAL research group in 2004.
I co-authored over 100 journal and conference publications and the book Object-Oriented Metrics in Practice.
My activitites span various international software engineering research communities. I have served on the program committees of ICSE, FSE, ICSM, ICPC and many other conferences, and as program co-chair of ICSM 2010, VISSOFT 2009, MSR 2008, IWPSE 2007, and MSR 2007.
I was keynote speaker at MSR 2010, CBSOFT/SBES 2011, BENEVOL 2011, and CSMR 2013.
I am board member of CHOOSE (Swiss Group for Object-Oriented Systems and Environments), and vice-president of the Moose association. I am steering committee member of MSR (Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories), of VISSOFT (International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis), of Softvis (International Symposium on Software Visualization), and of the ERCIM working group on software evolution.
I was born in Italy, and later moved to Switzerland. I studied at the University of Bern, completing my MSc in 1999 and earning my PhD in 2003. Before coming to Lugano I was also postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich.