Malvina Latifaj, Doctoral student

Malvina Latifaj is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in computer science with a specialization in model-driven engineering at Malardalen University, Vasteras. Her association with the university began in June 2020. Prior to this, she obtained a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the esteemed Polytechnic University of Tirana in 2018. Subsequently, in 2020, she achieved her M.Sc. degree in computer science with a specialization in software engineering through the Erasmus + ICM program, which constitutes a joint double degree program offered by Malardalen University, Sweden, and Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania.

Research community services:
  • 26th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering (MODELS) (2023) - Student Volunteers Co-Chair in Organizing Committee
  • Hands-on Workshop on Collaborative Modeling (HowCom) (2023) - Program Committee
  • The 19th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA) (2023) - Reviewer
  • 4th International Workshop on Modeling in Low-Code Development Platforms (LowCode) (2023) - Reviewer
  • Journal of Systems & Software (JSS) (2023) - Reviewer
  • Science of Computer Programming Journal (2022) - Reviewer
Thesis supervision: 

Teaching responsibilites: 
  • CDT402: Distributed Software Development
  • DVA444: Industrial Systems in Cloud Computing

Her research focus was initially centered around the field of blended modelling, particularly the establishment of a synchronisation infrastructure among diverse notations. She has engaged with UML-RT, culminating in the definition of a domain-specific modelling language for textual representation of UML-RT and synchronization infrastructure between textual and graphical models. Her efforts also extended to the development of a model migrator tool to enhance the seamless transition of UML-RT models. Her current research trajectory leads to the investigation of role-based access control policies, with a targeted emphasis on their applicability to metamodel portions.