Lance Fiondella

Lance Fiondella, PhD

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dependable Software and Systems Lab



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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





Topics of timely interest in electrical and computer engineering. Course content may change from year to year according to instructor's preferences.

An introduction to artificial intelligence and expert systems. Topics covered include state-space representations and search methods; problem-reduction representation and search methods; Bayes networks; theorem proving using predicate calculus; natural languages; expert system design using Lisp or Prolog; and an introduction to neural networks and pattern recognition.


Research Activities

  • Software reliability engineering
  • System reliability and resilience engineering


Research Awards

  • $54,200.00 Towards a Guide for Software Defect Tracking, Modeling, and Analysis


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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