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Tiago Miguel Laureano Alves

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Since October 2013 I've joined Microsoft Portugal where I've been working as Software Development Engineer in Test.

Here you can find information about my background, past and present projects and my publication list.


In 2004, I've graduated Computer Science and Systems Engineering in University of Minho.

Between 2004 and 2005, I worked in the Research.IKF project (Research.IKF-P E-Learning Vertical Application Area) financed by a research grant (BI).

Between 2005 and 2006, I worked as "monitor" at the Department of Informatics teaching practical classes of the PLC, PL I and MP III courses. In June 2005 I finished the MSc in Informatics presenting the thesis "VooDooM: Support for understanding and re-engineering of VDM-SL specifications".

Between July 2006 to June 2007, I worked at European Space Operations Center (ESOC) as Young Graduate Trainee (YGT), in Darmstadt, the German facilities of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Between June 2009 to August 2009, I've participated in the Space Studies Program 2009 from the International Space University at NASA Ames Research Center.

Between July 2008 and June 2011 I've done research at the Software Improvement Group having concluded the PhD in Informatics in the University of Minho in May 2012. My PhD thesis is entitled "Benchmark-based Software Product Quality Evaluation" and was financed by a grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with the reference SFRH/BD/30215/2006.

Between June 2012 and October 2013 I've worked in the Software Engineering R&D Department of OutSystems.

Research Projects

As past projects I have been involved in:

  • VooDooM Transform hierarchical formal specifications into its relational equivalent (SQL).
  • SdfMetz Computes metrics for SDF, Bnf, Antlr, and Bison.
  • 2LT Two-level data transformation.

At the present moment I am working in empirical software engineering, in particular defining methodologies and techniques to assess software product quality. Besides program comprehension techniques I am interested in language engineering.

Publications & Presentations

My publication list and given presentations can be found in the Publications web page.



Contact information

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