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Bashar Nuseibeh is a Professor of Computing at The Open University, an Honorary Professor at University College London (UCL), and a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan, and University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Previously, he was a Professor Software Engineering at the University of Limerick and Chief Scientist of Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, and a Reader and then Visiting Professor of Computing at Imperial College London, where he served as founder and Head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. At the Open University, he previously served as Director of Research and currently heads of its Software Engineering and Design Research Group.

Bashar’s current research interests lie at the intersection of requirements engineering, adaptive systems, and security & privacy. His research work crosses a number of discipline boundaries in computing, and has received best paper/artefact awards in software engineering, logic programming, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, and security & privacy. He is the recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on Adaptive Security and Privacy, and a follow-up ERC Proof of Concept grant that contributed to the international commercialisation of his work.

Bashar served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, the Automated Software Engineering Journal, and ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering & Methodology. He chaired the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) and IFIP Working Group 2.9 on Requirements Engineering.

Bashar’s research received an ICSE Most Influential Paper Award, a Philip Leverhulme Prize, a Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Royal Society-Wolfson Merit Award, and an IET Innovation Award for Cyber Security. He also received an IFIP Outstanding Service Award, an ACM SigSoft Distinguished Service Award, and a Requirements Engineering Lifetime Service Award. He is an Automated Software Engineering Fellow and a Fellow of the (UK) Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), the British Computer Society (BCS), the Irish Computer Society (ICS). He is a Member of Academia Europaea and the Royal Irish Academy.

Signing in: Admission to the Royal Academy of Engineering, 28 November 2023.