Valeria Pontillo

Dr. Valeria Pontillo is a Ph.D student at the University of Salerno, advised by Prof. Filomena Ferrucci. She received (magna cum laude) the Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2020 defending a thesis on Software Testing, advised by Prof. Filomena Ferrucci, Dr. Pasquale Salza and Dr. Valerio Terragni. She received the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2017 defending a thesis on the creation of customized mobile applications advised by Prof. Genoveffa Tortora and Prof. Michele Risi.

Research Interests

My research activities are in the area of Software Engineering and in particular, are mainly focused on the following topics: (i) Software Testing, (ii) Software Quality, (iii) Software Maintenance and Evolution. My research interests also include the development of novel software engineering for artificial intelligence tools and techniques. My research is focused on flaky tests, tests that exhibit both a passing and failing behavior when run against the same code.


PhD Student

University of Salerno
PhD Student at Software Engineering Research Group, under the supervision of Prof. Filomena Ferrucci.
November 2020 - Until now

Master Degree cum laude

University of Salerno
September 2017 - March 2020

Bachelor Degree

University of Salerno
September 2011 - July 2017

Professional Services

Referee for International Journals

Elsevier Science of Computer Programming (SCICO)

Springer Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE)

Program Committee Member

The 46th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2024), Artifact Evaluation Track, Lisbon, Portugal

The 17th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura 2023), Rome, Italy

The 15th Seminar on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution (SATTOsE 2023), Salerno, Italy

The 20th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2023), Data and Tool Showcase Track and Junior PC Program, Melbourne, Australia

The 1st International Workshop on Quantum Programming for Software Engineering (QP4SE 2022), Singapore (Co-located with ESEC/FSE 2022)

The 16th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2022), Registered Reports Track, Helsinki, Finland

The 22nd IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2022), NIER Track, Limassol, Cyprus

The 17th International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2022), Lisbon, Portugal

The 16th International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2021), Barcelona, Spain

Organizing Committee Member

Web/Publicity chair at the 1st Workshop on Software Quality Assurance for Artificial Intelligence, Honolulu (Co-located with SANER 2022)

Student Volunteer

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022, 2021)