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Dr Nour Ali is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London since June 2017.  She currently co-heads the Brunel Software Engineering Lab ( and is the Director of Undergraduate Placements, She received her PhD in Software Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – Spain and has a Major in Computer Science from Bir-Zeit University- Palestine. Before moving to Brunel, she was a Principal Lecturer in Software Engineering at University of Brighton and held research fellowships at Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre and the Politecnico di Milano. She also has been a visiting researcher at Leicester University and Free University of Bolzen.

She has been Principal Investigator and member of several research and knowledge transfer projects. Her research focuses on developing software architecture techniques, methods and tools and applying them to different challenging systems and situations such as distributed, mobile and adaptive. She has over 70 publications in journals, books and conferences. Here are links to her publications on dblp and google scholar . She also is a reviewer for top journals and national funding bodies such as EPSRC. She serves in several Programme and Organization Committees of conferences and workshops in her area and has co-edited 4 books.

Dr Ali has experience of Higher Education teaching, from undergraduate to MSc level. She has a PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Brighton. She is also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Newest selected publications

Ali, N., Alshuqayran, N., Faqeeh, R., Rohman, T. and Solis, C. (2023) 'An Approach and Toolset to Semi-Automatically Recover and Visualise Micro-Service Architecture'.17th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA). Istanbul, Turkey.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Hassan, S., Bahsoon, R., Minku, L. and Ali, N. (2022) 'Dynamic Evaluation of Microservice Granularity Adaptation'. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 16 (2). pp. 1 - 35. ISSN: 1556-4665 Open Access Link

Journal article

Espinoza, A., Del-Moral, E., Martínez-Martínez, A. and Ali, N. (2021) 'A Validation & Verification Driven Ontology: An Iterative Process'. Applied Ontology, 16 (3). pp. 297 - 297. ISSN: 1570-5838 Open Access Link

Journal article

Capiluppi, A., Ajienka, N., Ali, N., Arzoky, M., Counsell, S., Destefanis, G., et al. (2020) 'Using the Lexicon from Source Code to Determine Application Domains'.International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. Trondheim, Norway. 17 - 17 April. ACM. pp. 110 - 119.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Mendes, E., Bin Ali, N., Counsell, S. and Baldassare, MT. (2019) 'Special issue on evaluation and assessment in software engineering'. Journal of Systems and Software, 151. pp. 224 - 225. ISSN: 0164-1212

Journal article
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