Computer scientist Luca de Alfaro recognized for influential paper

Luca de Alfaro

A paper on software engineering published ten years ago by UCSC computer scientist Luca de Alfaro has received the ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award, which recognizes papers for their influence in the years since their publication.

The award is presented by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (ACM SIGSOFT). It is given annually for a highly influential paper presented at a SIGSOFT-sponsored conference held at least 10 years prior to the award year.

De Alfaro, a professor of computer science in the Baskin School of Engineering, wrote the paper on "interface automata" with coauthor Thomas Henzinger of UC Berkeley. They presented it at the joint 8th European Software Engineering Conference and 9th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering in Vienna, Austria, in 2001.