Dr Alex Lopez Lorca
I studied a combined Bachelor's and Master's degree at University of Murcia (Spain). I specialised in knowledge and intelligent systems. My final thesis was on problems of requirements engineering when applied in a global software development environment.
I did my PhD under Ghassan Beydoun, at the University of Wollongong (Australia). I studied ways of using ontologies to validate multi-agent system requirements models. My PhD was awarded with commendations.
In my postdoc at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia), I looked at ways of eliciting emotional needs from stakeholders and how to incorporate them into the software development lifecycle.
In my current teaching-only position at The University of Melbourne (Australia), I teach Software Engineering students about stakeholder interaction and requirements engineering, borrowing from classic Software Engineering approaches, agile approaches and HCI. I enjoy supervising students in their projects involving real clients and helping them figure out the best ways to communicate among themselves and with other stakeholders.
- Miller T, Pedell S, Lopez Lorca A, Mendoza A, Sterling L, Keirnan A. Emotion-led modelling for people-oriented requirements engineering: The case study of emergency systems. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE. Elsevier. 2015, Vol. 105.
- Pedell S, Lopez Lorca A, Miller T, Sterling L. Don't leave me untouched: Considering emotions in personal alarm use and development. Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends. 2014.
- Lopez Lorca A, Miller T, Pedell S, Mendoza A, Keirnan A, Sterling L. One size doesn't fit all: Diversifying "the user" using personas and emotional scenarios. 6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering, SSE 2014 - Proceedings. 2014.