Fabio Palomba is an Assistant Professor at the Software Engineering (SeSa) Lab (within the Department of Computer Science) of the University of Salerno. He received the European PhD degree in Management & Information Technology in 2017. His PhD Thesis was the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Computer Society Best PhD Thesis Award.
His research interests include software maintenance and evolution, empirical software engineering, source code quality, and mining software repositories. He was the recipient of two ACM/SIGSOFT and one IEEE/TCSE Distinguished Paper Awards at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'13), the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'15), and the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME'17), respectively, and Best Paper Awards at the ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'18) and the IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER'18). In 2019 he was the recipient of an SNSF Ambizione grant, one of the most prestigious individual research grants in Europe, while in 2023 he has awarded with the prestigious IEEE Computer Society Technical Council of Software Engineering Rising Star Award, an early research career recognition assigned for the outstanding contribution to the field of code refactoring and code smells.
He serves and has served as a program committee member of various international conferences (e.g., IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension, IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution), and as referee for various international journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Springer's Empirical Software Engineering Journal, Elsevier's Journal of Systems and Software) in the field of software engineering.
He is a member of the Steering Committee of ICPC (elected in 2021). He has been program co-chair of SANER 2024 and ICPC 2021, industrial track co-chair of SANER 2022, NIER/ERA track co-chair of ASE 2022, SCAM 2022, and MobileSoft 2022, FOSS Award co-chair of MSR 2022, other than program co-chair of MaLTeSQuE 2018 and 2019. In addition, he has been a member of the organizing committee of ICPC 2015 and SANER 2018. Since 2022, he is Editorial Board Member of the Elsevier's Information and Software Technology Journal (IST). Since 2021, he is Editorial Board Member of the Springer's Empirical Software Engineering Journal (EMSE), where he already was Review Board Member since 2016, and the e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal (EISEJ). Since 2020 he is Review Board Member of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. From 2019 to 2022, he has been Editorial Board Member of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM). Since 2019, he is an Editorial Board Member of Elsevier's Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), and Elsevier's Science of Computer Programming (SCICO). For his reviewing activities, he was the recipient of 13 Distinguished/Outstanding Reviewer Awards.
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First and foremost, I am a social drinker. Wine, beer, spirits, everything is fine. But, if I can choose, please give me some Campari Spritz - preferably, without sparkly water, just Campari and sparkly wine.
All TV series, especially those telling of political conspiracies (e.g., House of Cards) and supernatural powers (e.g., Fringe), i.e., yes, I like dramas.
A long time ago [... in a galaxy far far away], I used to be a (kind of) professional soccer player. Unfortunately, then I started my Ph.D. and I had to decide which career I should have pursued; Now, whenever possible, I still like to play with friends and collagues.
Since I cannot play soccer so often, I found a less attractive but still useful e-alternative called PlayStation - Fifa is basically the only game I play with. I am not as good and creative as I am in reality, but still...