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Bashar Nuseibeh


Bashar Nuseibeh is a Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick and Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, where he serves as Chief Scientist.

He is a co-PI on Confirm, the SFI Research Centre on Smart Manufacturing, and a co-PI on Enable – the SFI Spoke on Smart Communities. He is also a Professor of Computing at The Open University (where he served Director of Research between 2001-2008 and currently heads the Software Engineering and Design Research Group). Previously, he was a Reader in Computing at Imperial College London and Head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. He was a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London (2005-2015), and is currently an Honorary Professor at University College London and a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan.

Bashar’s current research interests lie at the intersection of requirements engineering, adaptive systems, and security and privacy. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, of the Automated Software Engineering Journal, and of ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. He chaired the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) and IFIP Working Group 2.9 on Requirements Engineering.

He received an ICSE Most Influential Paper Award, a Philip Leverhulme Prize, an Automated Software Engineering Fellowship, a Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Royal Society-Wolfson Merit Award, and the 2017 IET Innovation Award fo Cyber Security. His research work crosses a number of discipline boundaries in computing, and has received best paper/artefact awards in software engineering (e.g., best paper at RE), Logic Programming (e.g. best application paper at ICLP), Human-Computer Interaction (e.g. best research video at CHI), natural language processing (e.g., best paper and tool at MedNLP), and security & privacy (e.g. best paper at TrustCom).

He is the recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on Adaptive Security and Privacy, and a followup ERC Proof of Concept grant. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, the British Computer Society, the Irish Computer Society, and is a Member of Academia Europaea and the Royal Irish Academy.

Research Areas:

Security, privacy, digital forensics, compliance,, automation, adaptive systems, socio-technical resilience, Values and ethics