Alicia M Grubb


PhD Candidate

Software Engineering Group

Department of Computer Science

University of Toronto

Supervisor: Marsha Chechik   

Mailing Address:

Bahen Centre for Information Technology

40 St. George St., Room 4242

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4

Email: amgrubb at cs dot utoronto dot ca

LinkedIn, GitHub, DBLP

Research Interest:

Conceptual Modeling

Formal Methods

Dynamics of Globalization

PhD Thesis Project: Goal Modeling across Multiple Time Scales and Model Evolution

        Tool: GrowingLeaf

* NEW * Tool: Leaf 2.0 an goal modeling tool complient with the iStar 2.0 language guide.

Note: We are still in beta and welcome other developers, email us for the link to our public gitHub repo.

Selected Publications:

A. M. Grubb and M. Chechik. Looking into the Crystal Ball: Requirements Evolution over Time. 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2016.
© IEEE 2016. Supplementary Information Talk Slides.

A. M. Grubb, G. Song, and M. Chechik. GrowingLeaf: Supporting Requirements Evolution over Time. In Proceedings of the 9th International i* Workshop, 2016. Talk Slides.

T. Li, A. M. Grubb, and J. Horkoff. Understanding Challenges and Tradeoffs in iStar Tool Development. In Proceedings of the 9th International i* Workshop, 2016

A. M. Grubb. Adding Temporal Intention Dynamics to Goal Modeling: A Position Paper. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering at ICSE’15, pages 66–71, 2015

A. M. Grubb and A. Begel. On the perceived interdependence and information sharing inhibitions of enterprise software engineers. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW’12), pages 1337–1346, 2012.

F. Q. B. da Silva; M Suassuna; A. C. C. França; A. M. Grubb; T. B. Gouveia; C. V. F. Monteiro; and I. E. dos Santos. Replication of empirical studies in software engineering research: a systematic mapping study. Empirical Software Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s10664-012-9227-7, 2012.

A. M. Grubb and S. M. Easterbrook. On the lack of consensus over the meaning of openness: An empirical study. PLoS ONE, 6(8):e23420, 08 2011.


Master of Science - 2009

    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

    Thesis: “Identifying Barriers to Scientific Credibility and Communication”

    Supervised by Professor Steve M. Easterbrook

Bachelor of Software Engineering, Honours, Co-operative Program, With Distinction - 2008                           

    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

Work Experience:

Research Intern - Microsoft Research - Human Interactions in Programming - 2010

Control Systems Designer - Brock Solutions - Process Business Unit - 2008

Software Design Analyst - Morgan Stanley UK - Commodities IT - 2007


APS 106: Fundamentals of Computer Programming - Winter 2012, Winter 2013

Teaching Assistant:

CS-HELP: CS First Year Help Centre TA - Winter 2017

CS-LWTA: Writing Instruction for Teaching Assistants: Lead Writing TA - 2014-2016

CSC 300: Computers and Society - Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015

PMU 199: Climate Change - Software, Science and Society - Winter 2012

CSC 104: The Why and How of Computing - Winter 2010, Fall 2010

CSC 258: Computer Organization - Fall 2008, Winter 2009, Fall 2012

Honours and Awards:

Bell Canada Scholarship - 2016

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Annual Scholarship - 2013

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship - 2013

Google Lime Scholarship - 2010

Last Updated: February 26, 2017