SBES - Invited speaker: Michele Lanza


Michele Lanza is associate professor of the faculty of informatics, which he co-founded in 2004. His dissertation, completed in 2003 at the University of Bern, received the European Denert Award for best PhD thesis in software engineering of 2003. Prof. Lanza received the Credit Suisse Award for best teaching in 2007 and 2009.

Prof. Lanza is involved in a number of scientific communities, and has served on more than 70 program committees. He is vice-president of CHOOSE (the Swiss Object-Oriented Software Engineering society). He was program co-chair of ICSM (International Conference on Software Maintenance) in 2010, of MSR (Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories) in 2007 and 2008, of VISSOFT (International Workshop on Visualizing Software) in 2009, and of IWPSE (International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution) in 2007. He was General Chair of ESUG (International Smalltalk Conference) in 2007 and will be General Chair of MSR 2012. He is steering committee member of ICSM, MSR, VISSOFT, Softvis, and IWPSE.

At the University of Lugano Prof. Lanza leads the REVEAL research group, working in the areas of software visualization, evolution, and reverse engineering. He authored more than enough technical papers and the book "Object-Oriented Metrics in Practice". His tool fixation (even his favorite band is called Tool) made him be there when tools such as CodeCrawler, Evolution Matrix, CodeCity, Softwarenaut, SPO, Evolution Radar, Syde, Miler, Churrasco, and X-Ray saw the light.

For more details, visit his home page.