Assisting with API Design through Reusing Design Knowledge
In my thesis, I have developed and evaluated Rational API Designer (RAPID)
an open-source assistant that aids in designing non-functional requirements, including security, performance, usability, and others, in the architecture of Web APIs. RAPID has been designed as a conversational assistant and has been implemented and evaluated as a rule-based knowledge-based system in Java. To develop and evaluate RAPID, I have used methods from two fields of Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering, namely knowledge representation, multi-valued logic, automated inference, and empirical software engineering. One part of this research is published in the Requirements Engineering journal
Addressing Openness Requirements in Software Platforms
★ ★ ★ Award Winner ★ ★ ★
In this research project, I have devised a semi-formal approach that allows to analyze openness requirements in parallel with other critical requirements such as security, privacy and performance
in the design of interaction mechanisms with third-party applications and services. The devised approach has been applied and evaluated on the case of designing an open automotive platform in collaboration with a research group at
Charlmers University of Technology and Volvo company.
Parts of this research received best-paper award at REFSQ 2017 and was invited to the Empirical Software Engineering journal.
Modeling and Designing Software Ecosystems
In this exploratory research project, I have studied how social and human-related aspects of software ecosystems can be formally represented and modeled,
and how this modeling and analysis can be used to improve the design of the socio-technical environment of software development in software ecosystems.
The application of the proposed approach has been demonstarted on scenarios from Android and iOS ecosystems.
Bahen Center for Information Technologies
40 St George St.
Toronto, Ontorio, Canada
Email: mhsadi -at- cs -dot- toronto -dot- edu