I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Pervasive Interaction Technology Lab (PIT Lab) at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU). My research interests include software engineering and computer-supported cooperative work.

Fascinated by activity theory, the focus during my PhD has been on leveraging activity-based computing for supporting cooperation in global software engineering (GSE). More specifically, my PhD work revolved around understanding and experimenting with activity theory to build technological support for GSE teams. Currently involved in the NexGSD project project, I see this challenge as a stimulating opportunity to continue researching in both GSE and applications of activity theory by building on my previous research.

Prior to being involved in the NexGSD project project, I received a MSc in Software Development and Technology from the ITU, a MSc in Information Technologies, and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Udine. Before joining ITU, I also worked for various companies in the area of Udine and Gorizia as a programmer. Among the projects followed, I participated in the Eurofighter Full Mission System simulator project: a cooperative endeavor involving Italy, Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom.



E-mail:   pate [at] itu [dot] dk

Room:    5A56

Phone:   +45 7218 5000


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