At present, I am working as an Assistant Professor (Universitetslektor) in the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden.
Visit my staff page on https://lnu.se/en/staff/francis.palma/.
Before joining Linnaeus University, until October 2018, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ryerson University with Dr. Ayse Bener as a team member of her Data Science Laboratory (DSL) with an IBM CAS project on applying Machine Learning techniques in prioritizing test cases in the context of software development and testing.
Previously, I was working as a Research Scientist with a focus on the Big Data and Machine Learning at the Screaming Power Inc. The Screaming Power: (1) builds and manages mobile Apps that seamlessly and securely support energy data for property owners and managers on the fly; (2) enables energy providers to connect and share information with their customers or with employees; and, (3) provides template enterprise, as well as public solutions, and Software as a Service (SaaS) that assists in linking information together, which will allow us to manage our environment and understand climate change and its effects.
I also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Concordia University in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) under the supervision of Dr. Ferhat Khendek (Concordia) and Dr. Maria Toeroe (Ericsson Canada Inc, Montreal). I was a member of MAGIC team at Concordia/Ericsson.
In August 2015, I have completed my PhD from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Naouel Moha and Dr. Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc. My main research interests included Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Antipatterns and Quality of Service (QoS) for Service-based Systems (SBSs). I was a member of Ptidej Team and LATECE Lab.
In December 2010, I had my Masters from University of Trento, Italy in Computer Science with the major on Software Technologies. My MSc thesis was supervised by Dr. Paolo Tonella with the title of “Using Interactive Genetic Algorithm for Requirements Prioritization” (see Publications page for the full text).
In December 2005, I finished my Bachelor of Science from International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh in Computer Science and Engineering with the major on Software Engineering. My BSc thesis was supervised by Dr. S. M. Kamruzzaman with the title of “An Efficient Technique for Text Compression“(see Publications page for the full text).
From 2011 February to 2011 July, I worked at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy as a Research Project Collaborator under the direction of Dr. Paolo Tonella and Dr. Angelo Susi. My area of interest was Search-based Software Engineering (SBSE), and its application in software requirements prioritization.
I am both Bangladeshi and Canadian. I also traveled through countries (in alphabetical order) like Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, USA, Vatican City. Traveling to new cities and countries is my passion. 🙂 This image is produced by www.amcharts.com/visited_countries/ — countries visited are in red.