I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University (WSU). I obtained a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). My former advisor is Professor Jonathan Aldrich. Before that, I worked in the industry as a software engineer.

I am interested in bringing a concrete architectural perspective to software development. I use software architectures, programming language type systems and program analysis techniques to help software architects and software engineers maintain intellectual control over the runtime architecture of their object-oriented systems, for the purpose of:

  • Conformance: analyzing if the as-built architecture matches the as-designed one;
  • Security: reasoning about vulnerabilities at the architectural level to find architectural flaws;
  • Comprehension: helping developers to understand the system and make changes that respect the system architecture.

I am interested in better understanding and securing existing legacy code that has high business value. I do not ask developers to throw away their investment and rewrite their existing code in a new programming language or to use some new code generation development environment.

Please see my research for a synopsis of the various projects and my publications. Also please refer to my software page.


Contact Information

Department of Computer Science
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward Avenue
14th Floor, Suite 14110
Detroit, MI 48202
Web: www.cs.wayne.edu/~mabianto
Direct Phone: (313) 577-2831
Shared Fax: (313) 577-6868

View of downtown Detroit from the faculty offices on the 14th floor of the Maccabees Building at 5057 Woodward Avenue.