Laura M. Castro

I was born in Madrid, Spain in 1980 and moved to Galicia, located in the north west coast of the country, when I was in my teens. I went to high school in Santiago de Compostela and attended college in A Coruña, where I now live and work. I have also lived for short periods of time in the US (Houston, Texas) and Sweden (Göteborg).

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of A Coruña, where I have been teaching since 2005. At the moment, I am a lecturer on Software Architecture and Software Validation.

I also perform research in the areas of software testing (automated, model and property-based testing), applied to software in general, and distributed, concurrent, functional systems in particular. I am a member of the MADS (Models and Applications of Distributed Systems) research group. And I'm also responsible for the Distributed Systems and Service-Oriented Architectures research areas at the CITIC (ITC Research Centre at University of A Coruña).

I love dancing and solving puzzles. I am a constant learner. I am a light traveler, always keen on going to new places. I don't read as much as I would like to, I probably watch a few too many TV series, and I definitely play less video games than I could (although there are not as many good cooperative games out there as there should).

I believe we can make the world a better place for everyone without destroying it. I am committed to it. I am optimistic by nature; but when my spirits are down, I get my strength back from the unconditional support of my loving husband, who can make me laugh and turn my downturns up with the blink of an eye.