Keynote Speakers: MECO 2022 & CPSIoT 2022
NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Software for a better society
Currently, software pervades all aspects of society, environment, and human life. The goal of the presented research is to establish new knowledge about opportunities and challenges posed by the rapidly accelerating pace of technological advances and how they impact the economic, political, environmental, social and technological aspects of society. Our research focuses mainly on UN Goals 5 Gender and UN Goal 3 Health. In the lectures I will give a brief history of software engineering and my past research with some examples of ongoing work done in cooperation with the PhD and master students I supervise.
Letizia Jaccheri (Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy) is Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Jaccheri’s research is on software engineering at the intersection with gender, children, health. Jaccheri has published more than 200 papers in International conferences and journals. She has been teaching courses in software engineering at various levels since 1994. She has supervised PhD students, Post-doctoral students and acted as opponent for national and international defences. From 2015 to April 2018 she was independent director of Reply S.p.A, an IT company with 10000 employees world wide. She has been general chair of IFIP ICEC 2015, co-chair of ACM IDC 2018, and Program Chair of the European Computer Science Summit 2018. She has participated to several Horizon 2020 projects, among which INITIATE INnovation through bIg daTa and socIal entrepreneurship; UMI Sci-Ed Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote STEM Education; SOCRATIC SOcial CReATive IntelligenCe Platform for achieving Global Sustainability Goals. She is action chair of COST Action 19122 European Network For Gender Balance in Informatics EUGAIN.
Letizia Jaccheri is passionate about dissemination of computer science and research to the general public and to contribute to recruit female students to computer science and research. In 2021 she won two Norwegian prizes for gender equality in IT.