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Componente Commissione Strategie per le Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Member of Interdepartmental Center (SmartData@PoliTO - Big Data and Data Science Laboratory)

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Marco Torchiano is an associate professor at the Control and Computer Engineering Dept. of Politecnico di Torino, Italy; he has been post-doctoral research fellow at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He received an MSc and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. He is Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the software engineering committee of UNINFO (part of ISO/IEC JTC 1), faculty fellow of the Nexa Center on Internet & Society. He is author or co-author of over 150 research papers published in international journals and conferences, of the book ‘Software Development—Case studies in Java’ from Addison-Wesley, and co-editor of the book ‘Developing Services for the Wireless Internet’ from Springer. He recently was a visiting professor at Polytechnique Montréal studying software energy consumption. His current research interests are: UI testing methods, data quality, and software modeling notations. The methodological approach he adopts is that of empirical software engineering.

(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
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Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-5328-368X
Google Scholar ID: D1c2vPcAAAAJ
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE6_3 - Software engineering, operating systems, computer languages
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award conferred by International Conference on COTS Based Software Systems, United States (2004)
  • EESSMod Best Paper Award conferred by Experiences and Empirical Studies in Software Modelling (EESSMod) Program Chairs, Italy (2012)
  • ICPC Best Paper Award conferred by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ICPC Program Committee, United States (2017)
  • PROMISE Best Paper Award conferred by PROMISE Program Committee, United States (2017)
  • EGOV-DeDEM-ePart Best Paper Award - Category 1 conferred by IFIP (2020)


Editorial boards

  • IEEE SOFTWARE (2015-), Editorial board member
  • JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING STUDIES AND RESEARCH (2013-), Editorial board member


  • 21st International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement/ Fraunhofer, Italia, 1/1-27/11 2020, Program chair
  • 24th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)/ EASE, Norvegia, 1/1-17/4 2020, Program chair
  • ACM / IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), Program chair
  • ACM / IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), Program chair
  • International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE)/ EmpiRE, Italia, 30/8/2011, Participation to the organizing committee
  • 2nd International Workshop on Empirical Studies in Reverse Engineering (WESRE)/ WESRE, Italia, 1/1-23/10 2006, Program chair
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Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Researcher at École Polytechnique de Montréal (15/7/2016-31/8/2016)
  • Professore Associato non confermato at Tongji University (16/9/2013-8/11/2013)
  • Titolare di contratto di ricerca at NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (15/5/2001-30/9/2002)

Roles as evaluator or expert

  • PRIN. 2007

Research networks

  • ISERN. Partecipazione (formalizzato).