Shanshan Li is a visiting PhD student from Nanjing University under joint-supervision of Professor Muhammad Ali Babar and Professor He Zhang (Jason). Her research interests include software architecture, microservices and DevOps. With the aim of providing an effective guidance for practitioners on smooth migration to microservices architecture, her research is to establish a solid background knowledge of the state-of-the-art of microservices including the impacts on quality attributes, challenges, and gaps between the visions and the reality. She also aims to comprehensively explore architectural strategies of a smoother microservices architecture design from both academic studies and industrial practices, and finally provide effective solutions for practitioners to address some specific challenges, e.g., microservices-oriented decomposition.

Competencies: Software architecture, Microservices Architecture, Blockchain-Based Supply Chain, Evidence-Based Software Engineering (EBSE)