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Aldeida's research interests are in the area of Automated Software Engineering, which aims at creating machines that write software, from requirements elicitation, to design, code generation, testing, and finally code repair. This involves the application and advancement of novel Artificial Intelligence and optimisation techniques.

Honors and awards

  • FIT Dean's Award for Excellence in Research by an early career researcher, Monash University. 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (CoRE ranked A), for the paper "Fitness Landscape Characterisation for Constrained Software Architecture Optimisation Problems". This is the seminal paper in characterising problem difficulty in Software Engineering. 2015.
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the Journal of Systems and Software (CoRE A), Elsevier. 2015.
  • Invitation to the prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Only 200 of the best early career researchers in the world (working in Computer Science and Mathematics) are selected to participate in this event, and meet winners of the Turing award and Nevanlinna Prize (the two most prestigious prizes in computer science), and Fields Medal and Abel Prize (in mathematics) for an inspiring week in Heidelberg. 2014.
  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2013
  • Dean’s Commendation for Best PhD Thesis. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology. 2012.
  • Best paper award nomination, World Congress on Computational Intelligence (CoRE ranked A), for the paper Adaptive Range Parameter Control. 2012.
  • ACM SIGBED/SIGSOFT Frank Anger Memorial Award, Awarded by the Executive Committees of SIGBED and SIGSOFT, with support from the US National Science Foundation for significant contributions to the area of Software Engineering. 2011.
  • ACM Sigsoft Distinguished Paper Award for the paper 
  • Architecture-based reliability evaluation under uncertainty, presented at the International Conference on Quality of Software Architectures. 2011.
  • Excellence Fund Grant for Postgraduate Studies’ ($36,000), awarded by the Albanian Ministry of Education for exceptional achievements. 2010.
  • SIGSOF CAPS Award, Automated Software Engineering Conference (CoRE A). 2009.
  • My work in software architecture optimisation was funded by the Commonwealth of Australia, Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award, and AutoCRC ($147,000). 2009.


Monash teaching commitment

Aldeida has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT4002 Software Engineering Industry Experience Studio Project
  • FIT4012 Advanced topics in computational science
  • FIT5136 Software Engineering

Aldeida has experience as the Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT3077 Software Engineering Architecture and Design
  • FIT5136 Software Engineering
  • FIT1008 Introduction to computer science
  • FIT4012 Advanced topics in computational science

Community service

Service to profession

Reviewer in the following journals/ conferences:

  • IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation (CoRE A*)
  • IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering (CoRE A*)
  • Automated Software Engineering (CoRE A)
  • European Journal of Operational Research (CoRE A)
  • Computer Journal (CoRE A)
  • Journal Information and Software Technology
  • Swarm and Evolutionary Computation
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CoRE A*)  
  • International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (CoRE A)
  • Australasian Software Engineering Conference
  •  International Conference on Computational Science (CoRE A)
  • International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (CoRE A)
  • Asia Pacific Symposium of Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems
  •  International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (CoRE A)
  • Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (CoRE A)
  • International Conference on Software Architecture, Tool Demos (CoRE A)
  • Transactions on Internet Technology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Software Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Swinburne University of Technology

Award Date: 17 Oct 2012

Computer Engineering, Master of Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

Computer Engineering, Bachelor Honours Degree, Yildiz Technical University

Award Date: 15 Jun 2005

Research area keywords

  • Automated software engineering
  • Fitness landscape characterisation
  • Optimisation
  • Search based software engineering

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