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The overall management of the Centre is the role of the Executive Committee. This team sets goals, monitors progress, identifies opportunities and deals with any issues that arise. Every partner institution is represented. Membership is as follows:
Prof. Brian Fitzgerald
Prof Brian Fitzgerald is the Director at Lero. He holds an endowed professorship, the Frederick A Krehbiel II Chair in Innovation in Global Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he was also Vice President Research from 2008-2011. He is Principal Investigator in Lero and was Founding Director of the Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering. His research interests, i.e. primarily in software development, encompassing development methods, Global software development, agile methods and open source software.
Prof. Bashar Nuseibeh
Professor Bashar Nuseibeh is Professor of Software Engineering in the University of Limerick and was Chief Scientist at Lero until October 2012. He was also Director of Research in Computing at The Open University (OU), where he continues to supervise students and assist with research direction. His research interests are in software requirements and design, security and privacy, process modelling and technology, and technology transfer.
Prof. Tiziana Margaria
Prof Tiziana Margaria received a Laurea in Electrical Engineering and a PhD degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She has broad experience in the use of formal methods for high assurance systems. Her current research focuses on advanced service engineering techniques supporting reliability and compliance through a model-driven version of service-oriented development called xMDD (eXtreme Model Driven Design) and the embedding of selected formal methods in the development platform.
Prof. Mike Hinchey
Professor Mike Hinchey is the former Director of Lero and Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick. Prof Hinchey was previously Director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland. He remains as a consultant to NASA. His work with NASA was implemented in various space projects and will be incorporated in future missions. Particular areas of software research for Professor Hinchey include Formal Methods, Autonomous Systems and Software Reliability.
Prof. Greg Provan
Professor Gregory Provan is a Professor at the Computer Science Department at University College Cork. Before coming to UCC he worked for Rockwell Scientific, focusing on embedded systems for the Space Shuttle and commercial aircraft. His current research interests are in model-based diagnostics and control; large-scale systems modelling; model transformation; component-based model development; embedded systems and embedded code generation.
Dr Jim Buckley
Jim is a Principal Investigator in Lero and leads the TREES (Trustworthy, Responsible, Efficient Engineering of Software) centre of excellence within Lero: a €6 million centre funded entirely by industry. Follow this link to find out more about the centre and the research positions currently available.
Dr Fergal Mc Caffery
Dr Fergal McCaffery is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Mathematics at Dundalk Institute of Technology and is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Principal Investigator. His current research interests include the development of a software development framework for the medical device industry, software process improvement frameworks and assessments, and global software development. He is involved in several spin-out companies in this area. He has also been appointed to an advisory committee for medical devices by the Minister of Health.
Prof. Kieran Conboy
Kieran Conboy is a Professor in Business Information Systems in the School of Business & Economics in NUI Galway and is a co-Principal Investigator in the Lero Irish Software research centre. He previously worked for Accenture Consulting and the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is also on the board of the Irish Research Council. Kieran teaches information systems innovation, agile and lean project management, portfolio management, and contemporary models such as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.