My research is mainly focused on Empirical Software Engineering applied to Cloud Native systems. I am working on the identification and reduction of Technical debt, especially in case of migration from monolithic to cloud-native applications. I am investigating processes, and techniques for developing Cloud Native applications, identifying cloud-native specific patterns and anti-patterns. Moreover, I am supporting local companies to keep their software maintenance under control, by applying continuous quality monitoring techniques and by supporting them in spotting DevOps antipatterns.
I am a candidate member of the International Software Engineering Network (ISERN) from 2018.
Before moving to Finland, I have been Assistant Professor at the Free University of Bozen · Bolzano from 2015 to 2017, post-doctoral research fellow in the Software Engineering Process and Measurement Group of Technical University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) from 2013 to 2014 and research fellow at the University of Insubria (Italy) from 2007 to 2011, where I also graduated (cum laude) and received my Ph.D. in Computer Science.