Lance Fiondella

Lance Fiondella, PhD

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Cybersecurity Center

Dependable Software and Systems Lab



Science & Engineering 209B



Science & Engineering 209B


2013RMIT UniversityPostdoc in Geospatial Science & Statistics
2012University of ConnecticutPhD in Computer Science & Engineering
2003University of ConnecticutMS in Computer Science
1999Eastern Connecticut State UniversityBS in Computer Science




Research activities

  • Software reliability engineering
  • System reliability and resilience engineering


Research awards

  • $ 499,999 awarded by Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Mass Skills - Intelligent Industrial Robotics and Cyber Security Test Bed
  • $ 1,218,640 awarded by National Science Foundation for CyberCorps Scholarship for Service: Accelerating Cybersecurity Education, Scholarship and Service
  • $ 149,903 awarded by U.S. Department of the Army for Resilience Engineering of Machine Learning-enabled Open World Recognition for Network Intrusion Detection Systems
  • $ 94,864 awarded by U.S. Army Research Office for Part-time Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment with US Army Corps of Engineers
  • $ 441,043 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST III: Multi Objective Reinforcement Learning for Automated Process Control of Modern Software Practices


Research interests

  • Autonomous systems
  • Software and system security
  • Software processes
  • Transportation network vulnerability
  • Prognostics and health management

Select publications

  • J. Aubertine, K. Chen, V. Nagaraju, and L. Fiondella (2022).
    A Metrics-based Software Tool to Guide Reliability and Security Test Activity Allocation
  • K. Chen, Z. Faddi, V. Nagaraju, and L. Fiondella (2022).
    Quantifying the Impact of Staged Rollout Policies on Software Process and Product Metrics
    Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
  • C. Ellis, M. Wigness, and L. Fiondella (2022).
    A Mapping of Assurance Techniques for Learning Enabled Autonomous Systems to the Systems Engineering Lifecycle
    IEEE International Conference on Assured Autonomy
  • Y. Zang and L. Fiondella (2022).
    Network Reliability Analysis for Complex Systems based on Complex Network Theory
    Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
    Society of Reliability Engineers Douglas Ogden Best Paper Award

Lance Fiondella joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as an assistant professor in 2013. Presently, he is an associate professor and the Director of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Cybersecurity Center, a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research (CAE-R). He conducts research in the areas of system and software reliability and resilience engineering and has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers on these topics.

Dr. Fiondella has also held various visiting and honorary appointments with U.S. Government Laboratories and Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC), including the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), and United States Army Corps of Engineers. A common theme among his research and government service is a commitment to rigorous scientific methods for test & evaluation in support of the U.S. Warfighter and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

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