Dr Alessandra Cavarra
Supernumerary Fellow, Kellogg College
InterestsHer main research interests reflect her teaching activity. In the past, she has produced a formal semantics to most of UML behavioral diagrams, built a tool to symbolically execute UML models, and forward engineer UML models into formal specifications. She is also involved in model-based testing, i.e. the definition of methods and tools to derive automatically test cases from models depicting important aspects of the system under test. In general, Alessandra is interested in formal methods and the integration of formal and semi-formal languages. She is a member of the Abstract State Machines (ASM) community.
BiographyAlessandra Cavarra is a University Lecturer in Software Engineering. She obtained a MSc and PhD in Computer Science at the University of Catania (Italy) spending periods as a visiting researcher in the United States and Germany. She then moved to Oxford as a research fellow working in the EU funded project AGEDIS. Currently, Alessandra teaches two post-graduate courses: Object Oriented Design and Software Testing.
Behavioural Specifications from Class Models
A. Cavarra and J. Welch
In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Integrated Formal Methods (IFM 2007). Pages 118−137. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. 2007.
On the Generation of Object Databases using Booster
Jim Davies‚ James Welch‚ Alessandra Cavarra and Edward Crichton
In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Conference on the Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2006). IEEE Computer Society. 2006.
Combining Sequence Diagrams and OCL for Liveness
Alessandra Cavarra and Juliana Küster Filipe
In Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science. Vol. 115. Pages 19−38. 2005.