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:

Safety of the Intended Functionality: What about Mental Harm? (Apr 2024)
Barbara Gallina
8th International Workshop on Critical Automotive Applications: Robustness & Safety (CARS-2024)

An Extension of the Rasmussen Socio-technical System for Continuous Safety Assurance (Apr 2024)
Barbara Gallina, Peter Munk , Markus Schweizer
8th International Workshop on Critical Automotive Applications: Robustness & Safety (CARS-2024)

Assessing Risk of AR and Organizational Changes Factors in Socio-technical Robotic Manufacturing (Jan 2024)
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Barbara Gallina
Journal of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.88, 102731 (RCIM-2024)

A Knowledge Management Strategy for Seamless Compliance with the Machinery Regulation (Sep 2023)
Barbara Gallina, Thomas Young Olesen , Eszter Parajdi , Mike Aarup
30th European & Asian System, Software & Service Process Improvement & Innovation (EuroAsiaSPI2-23)

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
20TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE (ICSA 2023)

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)