Alessandro Garcia

Alessandro Garcia is now an Assistant Professor at PUC-Rio. He was a Lecturer at the Computing Department at Lancaster University, from February 2005 to January 2009. He was also previously a software architect and programmer at the TSpaces research project in IBM Almaden Research Center. He completed his PhD research studies in March 2004 at PUC-Rio (Brazil) in cooperation with University of Waterloo (Canada). His main research interests are in the area of software architecture, aspect-oriented software development (AOSD), empirical software engineering, exception handling, and multiagent systems. He is now leading the work on assessment and evolution of contemporary modularity techniques at PUC-Rio, was a co-chair for four international workshops in this area at AOSD.07, ICSE.07, OOPSLA.08 and OOPSLA.09 conferences, and has been serving as a PC member of top software engineering conference, such as AOSD (2006, 2009, 2010), SPLC (2010) and AAMAS (2005-2009). He served as Program Co-Chair of the 3rd and 4th editions of the International Summer School on AOSD. He was also an investigator in two large-scale European Comission projects, namely AOSD-Europe and AMPLE. He has been publishing his work at flagship conferences on object-oriented programming (ECOOP), aspect-oriented software development (AOSD), and software engineering in general (ICSE, FSE, ICSM, TOOLS, WICSA, ICPC, ICSR, ESEM, and ECSA). He has organized other 7 international workshops in flagship software engineering conferences, 3 editions of special issues in world-leading Computer Science journals, including a special issue on exception handling published by IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. His research contributions have be exploited by a number of industry partners, including Siemens, SAP and IBM. Finally, he has received several awards, distinctions and prizes in his career, including: Distinguished Young Scholar in Computing Research (Faperj - 2009), Distinguished Young Scholar (PUC-Rio - 2009), Best Researcher Award - Early Career Achievements (Lancaster University - 2006), and Best Master Dissertation Award (Brazilian Computer Society, 2000).