Elaine Venson is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Doctoral Program at the University of Southern California (USC), working under the supervision of Dr. Barry Boehm. Her doctoral research focuses on the quantification of the effect that the introduction of different levels of security has in the effort to develop software. She has been applying software engineering empirical methods to collect data from academic and industry sources to provide evidence that can aid in understanding the factors that drive security costs and how resources are allocated in secure software development.
Advisor: Dr. Barry W. Boehm
Committee: Dr. Chao Wang, Dr. Ramesh Govindan, Dr. Barath Raghavan, Dr. Paul Adler
Dissertation Area: Secure Software Engineering
Dissertation Title: The Effects of Software Security on Software Development Effort
Anticipated graduation: 2021
E. Venson, X. Guo, Z. Yan, and B. Boehm, “Costing Secure Software Development: A Systematic Mapping Study,” in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, New York, NY, USA, 2019, pp. 9:1–9:11.
Elaine Venson, Reem Alfayez, Marília M. F. Gomes, Rejane M. C. Figueiredo, and Barry Boehm, “The Impact of Software Security Practices on Development Effort: An Initial Survey,” in Proceedings of the 13th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, New York, NY, USA, 2019. (to appear)