Eda Marchetti
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from 2007 to present
Since 15th of January, temporary research of the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI), of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), in Pisa.

I received a Laura Specialistica degree in December from Universitą degli Studi di Pisa in Tecnologie Informatiche (Computer Technologies), with full marks and honours (110/centodieci e Lode).

I received a PhD degree in December from Universitą degli Studi di Pisa.
Title of the dissertation: "Software Testing in the XXI Century: Methods, Tools and New Approaches to Manage, Control and Evaluate This Critical Phase" [M03]. Advisor Ing. Antonia Bertolino.
Abstract: In this Thesis I present a journey through the world of Software Testing, ranging over many fields from definition to organization, from its applicability to analysis of its effectiveness, because testing activity is not limited to the detection of "bugs".
The general aims are proposing both a global view of the testing phase, wich exploits and unifies the knowledge from the industrial reality and the research context and putting research in practice. For this, starting from test planning I analyze the different testing stages pointing out their characteristic problems and presenting our original proposals (methods, tools or new approaches based on UML specifications) for solving them. In particular I also define procedural strategies, which support suitable testing choices since the first phases of development, and provide the reader with practical and quantitative guidance all along the testing phase.
All the proposal presented are the result of a strict collaboration with software developers looking for solutions for their problems and improvements in the different activities of the testing process.
This collaboration imposes two important constraints: usability, i.e. the methodologies as far as possible must adapt themselves to the modelling notations and procedures commonly used by industries and real environment and not vice versa; and automation, i.e., increasing as much as possible the mechanization in test cases derivation, execution and validation, consequently reducing the manual labor. I adopt therefore the leading principle of providing readers with some easy-to-apply and low-cost methodologies, which maximize the automation and minimize as much as possible the required additional formalism or ad-hoc effort specifically for testing purpose.
Moreover for completeness' sake for each topic treated we provide both a detailed survey of the literature, useful for knowing the state of the art and for comparing our solutions with those provided by the research world, and the evaluation of the methods purposed by means of case studies also taken from a real industrial context.

From July 9th to July 22nd I attended the Twelfth International School for computer Science Researchers, Lipari, Italy.
The topic of that year was "E-Commerce and On-line Algorithms" and six courses on different aspects of the discipline have been held.

From May 17th to May 31st I attended the Scuola Nazionale dei Dottorati di Informatica (National School for PhD Students in Computer Science), Bertinoro (Italy).
The topic of that year was Language for object data base and three courses on different aspects of the discipline have been held.

PhD Admission at Universitą degli Studi di Pisa.

I received a Laura degree in December from Universitą degli Studi di Pisa in Scienze dell'Informazione (Computer Science), with full marks and honours (110/centodieci e Lode).
Title of the dissertation: "Algoritmi di diagnosi distribuita con osservatore esterno", ("Distributed diagnosis algorithms with external observer").
Advisor Prof. Piero Maestrini.
In the thesis I overviewed the main diagnosis algorithms and I developed an original one, which is applicable for the distributed analysis. The aim was to discover as many faults as possible using probe units.


I collaborated for a period of three months, starting in December 1999, with Prof. Lorenzo Strigini at the Centre for Software Reliability (CSR) of the City University of London.
The research consisted on finding models for representing the fault-removal ability of different testing approaches with the aim of improving software quality.



Italian: Mother tongue
English: Fluent in writing, reading and speaking
French: Scholastic Knowledge

Eda Marchetti

Ph.D. Eda Marchetti

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