Barbara Gallina, Associate Professor

Barbara Gallina is Associate Professor of Dependable Software Engineering at Mälardalen University. Currently, she is Vice-chair of the security subgroup within EWICS and  member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Homeland Security (TCHS). Within AMASS, a large EU-ECSEL funded project, she played various roles: technical manager at the global level, work package leader, task leader, and land coordinator. She was also the leader of the dependability-related work packages in the EU-Artemis funded SafeCer and CONCERTO projects. She has been visiting researcher at Scania AB, via the SSF-SM14-0013 grant. She has been member of several program committees related to dependability such as SAFECOMP, ISSRE, EDCC, COMPSAC, LADC, RSSRail, ICSRS, AdaEurope, QUORS, WoSoCER, SASSUR, ReSACI, ISSA, ASCS, DeCPS. She has also been member of program committees related to reuse such as ICSR and VaMoS.

She got a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a II-level Master in IT, both from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). She got her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg). 

Barbara Gallina' research interests focus on various aspects of dependable (software) systems engineering and certification. More specifically, she is interested in developing languages, methods, and processes for: 1) modelling, analysis, justification and certification of complex (computer-based) systems, 2) systematic reuse of certification artifacts (product, process, assurance case-related evidence), 3) multi-concern assurance, 4) continuous certification via tool integration, 5) compliance management 6) certification-related evidence engineering (immediate, direct, and indirect) 7) safety culture.

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Latest publications:

Assurance of Software-Intensive Medical Devices: What About Mental Harm? (Jun 2023)
Jose Luis de la Vara , Barbara Gallina, Antonio Fernández-Caballero , Jose Pascual Molina , Arturo Simon García , Clara Ayora
53rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2023)

Multiconcern, Dependability-Centered Assurance Via a Qualitative and Quantitative Co-analysis (Mar 2023)
Barbara Gallina, Leonardo Montecchi , André Luiz de Oliveira , Lucas Paiva Bressan

Technical Report on Risk Assessment of Safety-critical Socio-technical Systems: A Systematic Literature Review (Dec 2022)
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Barbara Gallina
MRTC Report, Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC 2022)

Technical Report on Assessing Risk of AR and Organizational Changes Factors in Socio-technical Robotic Manufacturing (Dec 2022)
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Barbara Gallina
MRTC Report, Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC 2022)

A novel physiological-based system to assess drivers’ stress during earth moving simulated activities (Dec 2022)
Daniele Bibbo , Moses Mariajoseph, Barbara Gallina, Marco Carli
Artificial Intelligence (Section of Electronics) (AI-Electronics)

Automating Safety Argument Change Impact Analysis for Machine Learning Components (Dec 2022)
Carmen Carlan , Lydia Gauerhof , Barbara Gallina, Simon Burton
27th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC-2022)

PhD students supervised as main supervisor:

Soheila Sheikh Bahaei

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Carmen Carlan (former)
Damir Nesic (former)
Irfan Sljivo (former)
Sami Alajrami (former)
Simin Cai (former)