Dr. Karina Barreto Villela

Dr Karina Villela is an enthusiast of applied research. She has always been driven by the wish of understanding well customers’ challenges and proposing practical approaches based on state-of-the-art knowledge. She already worked in innovative software companies, research and development units, as well as in universities. Since her Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at Fraunhofer IESE (2006-2008), she has been working in the field of Requirements Engineering, initially with focus on Variation Management and more recently with focus on Smart Ecosystems. As senior researcher and project leader at Fraunhofer IESE, she worked in several research and technology transfer projects, either publicly funded or funded by companies. Since the beginning of this year, she leads the Requirements Engineering team at Fraunhofer IESE.