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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)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (396 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-5328-368X
Scopus Author ID: 6602571197
Google Scholar ID: D1c2vPcAAAAJ
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE6_9 - Human computer interaction and interface, visualisation and natural language processing PE6_3 - Software engineering, operating systems, computer languages PE6_3 - Software engineering, operating systems, computer languages PE6_10 - Web and information systems, database systems, information retrieval and digital libraries, data fusion


Goal 5: Gender equality Goal 4: Quality education


Agile software development Bias detection in data and algorithms Data integrity Data quality Empirical software engineering Software bias Software development process Software engineering Software maintenance Software measurement Software quality Software testing
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

  • EMPIRICAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (2021-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • 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).