Michele Lanza is professor at the Faculty of Informatics, which he co-founded in 2004. His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2003 at the University of Bern, received the prestigious European Ernst Denert award for best thesis in software engineering of 2003. Prof. Lanza received the Credit Suisse Award for best teaching in 2007 and 2009.
At the University of Lugano Prof. Lanza leads the REVEAL research group, working in the areas of software visualization, evolution, and analytics. He authored more than peer-reviewed 100 articles and the book "Object-Oriented Metrics in Practice".
Prof. Lanza is involved in a number of scientific communities, and has served on more than 80 program committees. He is president of CHOOSE (the Swiss Object-Oriented Software Engineering society). He was program co-chair of ICSM (the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance) in 2010, of MSR (the Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories) in 2007 and 2008, of VISSOFT (the IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization) in 2009, of IWPSE (the International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution) in 2007. He was General Chair of ESUG 2007 (15th International Smalltalk Conference). He is steering committee member of ICSM, MSR, VISSOFT, Softvis, and IWPSE.