Antonio Vetrò

PhD, Empirical Software Engineer

Antonio Vetrò is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Control Engineering, at Politecnico di Torino.

He serves as Senior Research Fellow at Nexa Center for Internet & Society and at the Future Urban Legacy Lab (FULL) at the same university.

Antonio is member of the international committee ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7/WG6 Software and System Engineering - Software Product and System Quality and of the Italian Software Engineering Committee at UNINFO (delegated at ISO for standardisation in information technologies).

Background and current activities
Antonio is specialized in empirical methodologies for software engineering, with a focus on software and data quality improvement. He also conducts interdisciplinary studies on the relationship between digital technologies and society. Relying on both approaches, he is currently studying how to detect and mitigate potential discriminations deriving from biases in the data and in the algorithms of automated decision systems.
He teaches in three different master courses at Politecnico di Torino: "Digital technologies and society", "Data Ethics and Data Protection", and "Software Engineering 2".

Antonio has also volunteered in several development cooperation projects in Bosnia i Herzegovina, Kenya, India and as well in local communities in Italy.


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Antonio has been Director of Research at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) from November 2015 to August 2017 and Research Programs Manager at ORS from September 2017 to January 2018.

Further in the past, he has been post-doctoral research fellow in the Software and System Engineering Department at the Technische Universität München (Germany) and junior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (MD, USA). He holds a PhD in Information and System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), obtained working at the Software Engineering Research Group ( Softeng, at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering) with a doctoral thesis on the empirical assessment of the impact of static code analysis on software quality.