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Joanna C. S. Santos

PhD Candidate

Software Engineering & Global Cybersecurity Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Last Updated: May 2021

About me

Joanna Cecilia da Silva Santos (Joanna C. S. Santos) is a Ph.D. candidate in Computing and Information Sciences at RIT, being advised by Dr. Mehdi Mirakhorli. She has an M.Sc. in Software Engineering from RIT and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Federal University of Sergipe (UFS, Brazil).

She is the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) for the paper "Understanding Software Vulnerabilities Related to Architectural Security Tactics: An Empirical Investigation of Chromium, PHP and Thunderbird".

Research Interests

Her main research interests are in the domain of Software Engineering:

Honors & Awards

  • 🏆 2020 - Won Research Pitch Competition at JOBS Workshop @MICRO'20.
  • 🏆 2017 - Best Paper Award at ICSA'17.
  • 🏆 2014 - Scholarship from CAPES to pursue a masters degree at RIT.
  • 🏆 2013 - Published paper ranked at 3rd place in WTICGBASE - XIII ERBASE.