Prof. Mira Mezini talk on her personal experience and research

November 5th, 2016

Prof. Mira Mezini talk on her personal experience and research

Prof. Mira Mezini talk on her personal experience and research

Professor Mira Mezini gave a talk to the students of Computer Engineering and Electronics and Digital Communication Engineering. In a friendly environment she talked about the beginning of computer science in Albania, about her experience while working at prestigious institutions and about the opportunities that students of computer engineering have. She mentioned the way that the courses of computer science in a newly opened department were offered in the early eighties. After completing with excellent results from the University of Tirana she joined the University of Siegen for her PhD studies. She advised the students to follow the new trends and get involved in research areas as the nature of computer engineering is such that is continuously developing. She explained that through challenging self involvement with the research community she got early offers from universities of US. After a minimum record time of three years with positions at the Northeastern University (USA) and University of Siegen she joined with a permanent position the University of Darmstadt.  

Prof. Dr. Mira Mezini Mira is a professor of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt and serves as the Vice President. She completed undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Tirana. In 1997 she completed her PhD at the University of Siegen. From 1997 until 2000 she held positions at the Northeastern University (Boston) and the University of Siegen. Since she has been a professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Recently she became a member of German Academy of Technical Sciences. Her research focuses on software development paradigms and tools. She and her group develop programming languages to enable the visions of “software as a service (SaaS)” and “software product-lines” by providing large-scale module concepts with built-in support for adaptability and extensibility; work on intelligent software-development environments that guide developers to increase the development productivity and the software quality. She has (co)authored over 150 scientific publications in renowned publication venues in software engineering and programming languages. Prof. Mira Mezini regularly serves on steering committees, program committees, and editorial boards of top tier conferences and journals in software engineering and programming languages.