Rector of the University of L'Aquila and Professor in Computer Science in the same University where she leads the Software Engineering and Architecture Research Group. Paola Inverardi’s main research area is in the application of rigorous methods to software production in order to improve software quality.

In the last decade her research interests concentrated in the field of software architectures, mobile applications and adaptive systems. Inverardi serves in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transaction of Software Engineering, Springer Computing and Elsevier Computer Science Review. She has been general chair or program chair of leading conferences in software technology (i.e. ASE08, ICSE09, ESEC/FSE03).

She is Chair of the ICSE Steering Committee, member of the ACM Europe Council and member of Academia Europea.

She has received a Honorary Doctorate at Mälardalen University Sweden. Paola Inverardi received the prestigious 2013 IEEE TCSE Distinguished Service Award for outstanding and sustained contributions to software engineering community.