Prof Arosha Bandara

Professor of Software Engineering

My research addresses the practical problems associated with building and maintaining self-managing (adaptive) systems by combining rigorous formal techniques with concrete implementations and applications of those techniques. I completed my PhD at Imperial College London, UK in 2005, prior to which I worked as a senior software engineer at Sapient Corporation, USA.

During my career I have published over 80 peer-reviewed papers which include 4 that won Best Paper awards. My teaching spans across undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, specialising in software engineering and cyber security. I am also an investigator on externally funded research projects (totalling >£6M) and was a member of the team that won the IET Innovation Award in Cyber Security (in 2017).


Mehta, Vikram , Gooch, Daniel, Bandara, Arosha, Price, Blaine and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2021). Privacy Care: A Tangible Interaction Framework for Privacy Management. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, article no. 25.

Perera, Charith, Barhamgi, Mahmoud , Bandara, Arosha, Ajmal, Muhammed,Price, Blaine and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2020). Designing Privacy-aware Internet of Things Applications. Information Sciences, 512 pp. 238–257.

Lopez, Tamara , Tun, Thein, Bandara, Arosha, Levine, Mark,Nuseibeh, Bashar and Sharp, Helen(2019). An Anatomy of Security Conversations in Stack Overflow. In: 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, 25 May - 1 Jun 2019, Montréal, Canada, pp. 31–40.

Mehta, Vikram , Bandara, Arosha, Price, Blaine and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2016). Privacy Itch and Scratch: On Body Privacy Warnings and Controls. In: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, San Jose, 34.

Yang, Mu , Yu, Yijun, Bandara, Arosha and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2014). Adaptive sharing for online social networks: a trade-off between privacy risk and social benefit. In: 13th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-14), 24-26 Sep 2014, Beijing, China, IEEE, pp. 45–52.