Laura M. CastroErlang enthusiast, researcher and constant learner
University of A Coruña
Laura became fascinated with Erlang when she learned the language as part of a functional programming course she took during the last years of her degree in software engineering. She was determined to make use of this language as part of her master thesis, so when the chance arose, she did not doubt to join the LFCIA Lab (today MADS Group) at the University of A Coruña (Spain), and their project to development an advanced risk management application using Erlang/OTP. Years later, she presented her PhD in Computer Science: a functional software development methodology which takes advantage of using functional technology to introduce quality assurance techniques and improve both the development process and the software result.
At the moment, she is an assistant teacher at the University of A Coruña, where she teaches software design and researches about model-based testing.