Prof Barbara Russo
Barbara Russo is associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. She got her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Trento, Italy. She was visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institut für Mathematik in Bonn (DE) and Marie Curie fellow at the University of Liverpool, (UK). She has more than forty publications in international journals including Journal of Empirical Software Engineering and Journal of Software Systems. She has co-authored the book Adopting Open Source Software, A Practical Guide (with Fitzgerald, Kesan, Shaikh and Succi), MIT Press, 2011. She has participated to several national and international projects (as research projects in EU FP5, FP6, and FIRB programmes and educational projects in TEMPUS and Erasmus Mundus programme). She was awarded by the Italian Association for Enterprises for the best example of Public-Private collaboration with the project “Bachelor studies for working students.” Her research interest is in the field of empirical software engineering and software maintenance. Her technical competences are in data mining and modelling for software reliability. Since 2004, she has also been studying IT adoption and assimilation.