Maria Teresa Baldassarre


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Dipartimento: Dipartimento di Informatica
Settore disciplinare:  ING/INF-05

 Assistant professor since January 2004 at the Department of Informatics of the Faculty of Science, University of Bari (Italy)


Laurea                           Laurea degree in informatics, obtained with full marks and honors on October 10 2001. 

PhD                               Received her PhD in Software Engineering at the Deparment of Informatics, Univeristy of Bari in 2006 


Maria Teresa Baldassarre has been assigned to courses as Professor starting from 2004. In particular, courses she has held include:

  • Laboratory of Operating Systems (2004-2006) – 1styear undergraduate in Informatica e Tecnologie per la Produzione del Software 
  • Software Engineering (2004 – 2011) – 2ndyear undergraduate Informatica e Tecnologie per la Produzione del Software 
  • Empirical methods for software engineering (T.A. since 2006 - 2016) – 1styear graduate course Informatica 
  • Project Management and Quality (2009)  - 2ndyear graduate course in Informatica
  • Software Quality Models and Project Management (since 2008) – 3rdyear undergraduate course in Informatica e Tecnologie per la Produzione del Software 
  • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis (since 2017) - 1styear PhD Course in Informatica e Matematica.


Maria Teresa Baldassarre was official instructor of the course Computing Science (CMPUT) 402 – Software Quality in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta from January-April 2016.

Professional Curricula

Maria Teresa has participated in many research projects of national and international interest. She is cofounder of the Software Engineering Research and Practices s.r.l. ( spin off company. The company startup was in 2007 from a group of 10 researchers of the University of Bari and 7 regional and national IT companies. The company has achieved important results in technology transfer of research results from University to Industry.

Maria Teresa has promoted the agreement between University of Bari Department of Informatics and the Project Management Institute ( finalized in spreading project management culture towards students. In this sense she teaches courses based on project management concepts that allow students to achieve Education/Contact hours necessary for accessing the CAPM/PMP exam. She is also co-founder of the Branch Puglia of Project Management Institute – Southern Italy Chapter. 

Scientific Curricula

Maria Teresa Baldassarre, has started her research activity in the Software Engineering Research Laboratory (SERLAB) at the department of informatics in Bari on October 2001. Her research activities concern software engineering issues, with particular interest towards development and experimentation of methods, models and practices for:

  • assuring software product quality through continuous monitoring and improvement of software processes. 
  • Developing software applications by reusing existing components
  • Formalize experience in order to make it transferable
  • Provide support to research activities through empirical studies. 

Since 2009 Maria Teresa Baldassarre represents the University of Bari in the International Software Engineering Research Network - ISERN (

Maria Teresa has supervised several master degree and PhD students. Furthermore she has co-supervised PhD students from other Universities (Brasil, Spain, Colombia) and hosted them at the Department of Informatics of Bari within collaboration projects with their Universities of origin. 

She is currently reference of two PhD Co-tutele agreements between University of Bari and University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM) (reference Prof.Mario Piattini).  

She is the reference of the Memorandum of Understanding agreement signed between University of Bari and Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife Brazil (reference Prof. Fabio da Silva). 

She has been visiting professor in the following Universities: 

-       Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife Brasile 1-31 Marzo 2015 (collaborating with Prof.Sergio Soares)

-       University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada from January – April 2016 (collaborating with Prof.Eleni Stroulia)

From 2016-2018 she has been member of the Steering Committee of the International Software Engineering Research Network - ISERN.

From 2016 she is permanent member of the International Conference on Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)Steering Committee

Participation in Programme Committees and Organization of Conferences

Maria Teresa Baldassarre is actively involved as program committee member and as part of the organization committees for the following conferences:

-  Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering Conference (EASE since 2005)

-  Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE since 2005)

-  European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2006-2012)

-  International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM since 2008)

-  International Conference on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM since 2008)

-  Conference on Product-Focused Software Development and Process (PROFES since 2004)

She has covered roles in the organization of several international conferences and events, among the most important: 

  • Local Arrangements Committee for Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) 2007 (Madrid, Spain);
  • Program chair of Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) 2008 (Bari, Italy)
  • Short Paper chair for Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) 2008 (Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Organization chair for the Doctoral School of the Informatics Engineering Group - GII Doctoral School on Ultra Large Scale Systems, 2010 (Fasano (BR), Italy)
  • Organization chair of the PMI Day, 2010(Bari, Italy), organized by the Project Management Intstitute Southern Italy Chapter - Branch Puglia
  • Organization chair of Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES) 2011 (Bari, Italy)
  • Short Paper Chair di Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) 2012 (Ciudad Real, Spain)
  • Publicity chair di Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) 2012 (Lund, Sweden)
  • Program Chair of the workshop Tecnologie innovative per la formazione e il trasferimento della conoscenza nei processi di produzione, nell’ambito del Convegno DIDAMATICA 2012 (Taranto, Italy)
  • Short Paper Chair of Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES) 2013, (Paphos Cyprus)
  • Organization Chair of International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) 2013 (Bari, Italy)
  • Pubblicity chair Euromicro Conference series on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2015), Portugal.
  • Co-Chair International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering - IDOESE 2015, China. 
  • Steering Committee member Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) conference since 2015
  • Organization Chair of Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE 2015) (Bari, Italy)
  • Organization chair of the HUFO Workshop 2015 – (Bolzano, Italy) and HUFO workshop 2016 (Trondheim, Norway) colocated with PROFES Conference
  • MODELS 2016 - Tutorial (co-chaired with Michel Chaudron and Regina Hebig) “Empirical Research in Model Based Software Engineering”
  • ISERN co-chair Ciudad real, Spain 2016
  • ISERN co-chair Toronto, Canada 2017
  • Short Paper Chair for Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) 2017, Sweden


She carries out reviews for several international journals, among the most important: 

  • Decision Support System Journal, Elsevier – Associate Editor since 2013
  • Empirical Software Engineering (JESE), Kluwer Academic Press (editor of special issue on Replications 2013)
  • IET Software,  IET Press
  • Journal of Software Quality, Springer
  • Information and Software Technology, Elsevier  
  • Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Wiley 


pubblicato il 02/09/2013 ultima modifica 09/07/2018

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