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Joanna Cecilia da Silva Santos

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
  • 🎓 Ph.D. and M.Sc. from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  • 🎓 B.Sc. from Federal University of Sergipe (UFS)
  • 💻 Main research areas: Software Security, Program Analysis, Software Architecture, Source Code Analysis, Empirical Software Engineering, Data Mining
  • ℹ️ More details on my personal website:

I am always open to collaborate. Reach me via e-mail.

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Fun Facts about Me (aka, things you would not see on my CV)

  • 👩‍🎓 I joined the Computer Engineering program at Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) in 2009 (the year it was created). Since I finished all courses one semester earlier, I graduated alone (i.e., the 2009 "class" was just me lol).
    • I named the "class" of 2013 as Null (it made sense back then haha).
    • Since I graduated earlier than expected, I ended being the 1st alumni from the CE program at UFS.
  • 🎒I skipped one grade when I was 6 years old
    • That's why I was usually the youngest student in school/college
  • 🖥️ I wrote my first program when I was 13 years old (or 12? don't quite remember the exact year!)
    • A Quadratic Equation Calculator written in ILA - a language that had a pseudocode syntax that resembled with Portuguese
  • 🎸 I play guitar (not so regularly due to limited free time)
    • Learned to play when I was 12 years old
  • 🥁 I am learning to play drums
    • to be fair, I am being quite unable to regularly practice it given the sheer amount of work these days
  • 🎵 I was part of a pop/rock band while in middle/high school
    • I even did a cover of Avril Lavigne in 2008
  • Minecraft is my favorite computer game
  • I trained Krav Maga for two years


  1. This repository thas the data for the paper "Achilles' Heel of Plug-and-Play Software Architectures: A Grounded Theory Based Approach"(ESEC/FSE 2019)

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  2. This repository contains the dataset for the paper "Understanding Software Vulnerabilities Related to Architectural Security Tactics: An Empirical Investigation of Chromium, PHP and Thunderbird"

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  3. This repository contains the results for computing callgraphs that support programs that contain serialization and deserialization.

    Java 2 1

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Contribution activity

September 2022

Created 28 commits in 1 repository
30 contributions in private repositories Sep 5 – Sep 25

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