Antonia Bertolino graduated (Laurea degree) cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1985. Since 1986, she has been a researcher with the Institute for Information Processing of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), in Pisa, where she currently heads the Research Department on "Methods and Tools for Software Systems". Her research interests are in software engineering, especially testing, and in software dependability. Currently she is investigating approaches for rigorous integration test strategies and for improving the cost/effectiveness of testing techniques, as well as methods for the evaluation of software reliability. On these topics, she also likes to stay in touch with industries.
Since 1994, she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Systems and Software, North-Holland, and recently has also joined the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. She has been the General Chair of the Second International Conference "Achieving Quality in Software AquIS '93", held in Venice (Italy) in October 93. She has been member of the International Programme Committees of several conferences and symposia, including ISSTA, Joint ESEC-FSE, ICSE, SEKE, Safecomp and Quality Week. She is currently Key Area Specialist for the Software Testing Knowledge Area of the Stone Man phase of the ACM/IEEE project Guide to the SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body of Knowledge). She has published over 40 papers in international journals and conferences.