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 activity is in the area of Software Engineering and in particular is mainly focused to the following topics: (i) Software Testing, (ii) Software Metrics, (iii) Software Maintenance and Evolution. My research is focused on flaky tests, tests that exhibit both a passing and failing behavior when run against the same code. This problem affects both research and industry and the researcher are looking automated approach to address and detect flaky tests.


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


Program Committee Member

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

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

The 22nd IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2022), New Ideas and Emerging Results, Limassol, Cyprus

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 2021, 2022)