In 2020, Lero is celebrating 15 years of excellence in software research. We have invited researchers who have worked with Lero over this period to share their stories, challenges and successes in software research. In these profiles, interviews, videos and photographs you can meet some of the remarkable researchers who have helped to make Lero so successful and who are at the cutting edge of software research in Ireland and internationally. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories and invited us into their companies, offices and labs.


Dr Anita Finnegan

Founder and CEO
Nova Leah

Dr Klaas-Jan Stol

Lecturer at UCC

Dr Fayola Peters

Graduate Data Analytics Developer

Prof. Pär Ågerfalk

Professor at Uppsala University

Prof. Ita Richardson

Professor at University of Limerick

Dr Liliana Pasquale

Assistant Professor at University College Dublin

Prof. Andrea Zisman

Professor at The Open University

Robert McCarthy

Programme Director, IBM Irish Software Lab

Prof. Linda Northrop

Lero Advisory Board Member

Dr Anders Mattsson

Lead Architect at Husqvarna Group

Prof. Kieran Conboy

Co-Principal Investigator, Lero

Prof. Derek O'Keeffe

Consultant Physician and Professor of Medical Devices

Réka Pétercsák

Phd Student - Smart City Project Management