My main research interest lies in the area of quantifying and mitigating risks (in the broadest sense) associated with the Software Engineering process. Examples of risks are numerous:
Related to very large databases for Big Data been tested improperly, resulting in defect escapes and unplanned outages;
Tied to non-scalable algorithms for which it is impossible to determine root cause of system failure fast enough to preclude prolonged outages and customer dissatisfaction;
Connected with requirements creeping in late in the development cycle, overrunning original budget and schedule;
Linked to spikes in the number of defects rediscovered by clients, overloading support and maintenance personnel.
My current research activities involve three inter-related Software Engineering disciplines: Quality Assurance, Green (Energy Efficient) Software, and Requirements Engineering.