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Patricia Lago is Professor of Software Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she leads the Software and Sustainability (S2) research group in the Computer Science Department. Her research is in software architecture, software and service design, software quality assessment and software sustainability.

She is director of the Master Information Sciences, initiator of the Computer Science Master Track in Software Engineering and Green IT, and co-founder of the Green Lab, a place where researchers, students and companies collaborate to measure the energy- and sustainability footprint of software solutions and the impact on software quality.

She is in the management team of IPN (ICT-research Platform Netherlands), and a member of VERSEN, the Dutch National Association for Software Engineering.

She is a member of the Steering Committees of conference series IEEE ICSA, ECSA and ICT4S; member of the IFIP 2.10 Working group on Software Architecture, the IFIP 2.14 Working group on Services-based Systems, the Dutch Knowledge Network on Green Software, and of 'Het Groene Brein'.


Her passion in research is to create software engineering knowledge that makes software better, smarter, and more sustainable.

She is specialized in architecture design decision making and quality assessment, with a special focus on software innovation, sustainable software, and software for sustainability.


Teaching courses:

  • Service Oriented Design
  • Digitalization and Sustainability

Coordinator of courses:

  • Literature Study
  • Digital Architecture (former name: Software Architecture)

Ancillary activities

  • ElsevierJournal of Systems and Software | Nvt | Onbekend | 2013-12-16 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

User created Keywords

  • software architecture
  • sustainability
  • architecture design decision making
  • software quality
  • energy-aware software


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