Dr Irum Rauf

Post Doctoral Research Associate

I am a Research Associate at The Open University, U.K. I am a member of the Software Engineering And Design(SEAD)group. My current research interests lie at the intersections of software engineering, software security discipline and psychology. I believe that software and other technologies do not exist in isolation - its the way humans use them and how they are developed with the integration of knowledge from various disciplines that bring value to the end-product.


Rauf, Irum, Petre, Marian, Tun, Thein, Lopez, Tamara and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2023). Security Thinking in Online Freelance Software Development. In: IEEE/ACM 45th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society (ICSE-SEIS), 14-20 May 2023, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 13–24.

Rauf, Irum, Lopez, Tamara , Sharp, Helen and Petre, Marian(2022). Challenges of Recruiting Developers in Multidisciplinary Studies. In: 1st International Workshop on Recruiting Participants for Empirical Software Engineering (RoPES’22).

Rauf, Irum, Lopez, Tamara , Sharp, Helen, Petre, Marian, Tun, Thein, Levine, Mark, Towse, John, Linden, Dirk van der,Rashid, Awais and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2022). Influences of developers' perspectives on their engagement with security in code. In: Proceedings of CHASE ’22: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE) (CHASE 2022), ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 86–95.

Rauf, Irum, Petre, Marian, Tun, Thein, Lopez, Tamara , Lunn, Paul , Van der Linden, Dirk, Towse, John,Sharp, Helen, Levine, Mark,Rashid, Awais and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2022). The Case for Adaptive Security Interventions. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 31(1), article no. 9.

Rauf, Irum, van der Linden, Dirk, Levine, Mark, Towse, John,Nuseibeh, Bashar and Rashid, Awais(2020). Security but not for security’s sake: The impact of social considerations on app developers’ choices. In: IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops (ICSEW'20), May 23--29, 2020, Seoul, Republic of Korea, IEEE/ACM, New York, NY, United States, pp. 141–144.

Yu, Yijun, Wang, Xiaozhu,Dil, Anton and Rauf, Irum(2020). Teaching the Art of Computer Programming at a Distance by Generating Dialogues using Deep Neural Networks. In: Proceedings of the 2019 ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, pp. 1071–1081.

Rauf, Irum, Troubitsyna, Elena and Porres, Ivan ,(2019). A systematic mapping study of API usability evaluation methods. Computer Science Review, 33 pp. 49–68.