I am a Research Fellow in the Agents, Interactions and Complexity research group (AIC) in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton, UK. My research is focussed on responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI). This involves applying and developing novel software engineering methods and techniques for engineering responsibility (i.e., safety, trustworthy, controllable, and ethical concerns) in collections of autonomous agents. To this end, at present I am looking into modelling and formal verification (e.g., model checking) of responsible and ethical concerns in human-UAV teaming.

Previously, I held two ERCIM Fellowships (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics). In this context, I secured a prestigious EU Marie Curie Fellowship from 2013-2014. The two ERCIM Fellowships were completed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in Oulu, Finland (2015-2017), and Fraunhofer FOKUS research institute in Berlin, Germany (2013-2014). Prior to that, I worked as a postdoc for 2 years (2011-2013) at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. The second year of that project was performed as a consultant in autonomic systems at Volkswagen AG in Berlin, Germany. The postdoctoral projects from 2011-2015 were in the context of the ASCENS EU project (autonomic service-component ensembles).

So far, I have published 23 research papers (7 Journal articles/Book chapters; 15 conference papers, 1 PhD symposium paper) out of which I am the first author in 22 papers.

I earned a PhD in software engineering (2010) and a First Class Honours in computing (2004) from Monash University, Australia.

Research expertise and interests: responsible AI, autonomic and self-adaptive systems, software architecture and design, architectural patterns, service-oriented computing, software engineering, model-driven engineering, models at runtime, requirements engineering, formal verification and model checking.