Alicia M Grubb


PhD Graduate
Software Engineering Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Supervisor: Marsha Chechik

I have graduated and am now an
Assistant Professor at Smith College
in Northampton, MA.
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Research Interest:
Software Engineering
Requirements Engineering

Alicia Grubb is pronounced (IPA): [ ə.|ɪ.ˑʃə ] [ gɹub ]

PhD Thesis Project: Evolving Intentions: Support for Modeling and Reasoning about Requirements that Change over Time

Tools: GrowingLeaf, Leaf2.0, BloomingLeaf

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Selected Publications:

A. M. Grubb and M. Chechik. Reconstructing the Past: The Case of the Spadina Expressway. Requirements Engineering, 2019.
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edit version of an article published in Requirements Engineering. The final authenticated version is available online at:
Supplementary Information

A. M. Grubb. Reflection on Evolutionary Decision Making with Goal Modeling via Empirical Studies. 2018 IEEE 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2018.
© IEEE 2018.

A. M. Grubb and M. Chechik. Modeling and Reasoning with Changing Intentions: An Experiment. 2017 IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2017.
© IEEE 2017. Supplementary Information Talk Slides.

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. Talk Slides.

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. Talk Slides.


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, Fall 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:

Huawei Prize - 2017
Bell Canada Scholarship - 2016, 2017
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Annual Scholarship - 2013
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship - 2013
Google Lime Scholarship - 2010

Last Updated: July 5, 2020