Education and Titles
Professor’s academic title, Blekinge Institute of Technology – 2016
Docent’s academic title, Blekinge Institute of Technology – 2013
Professor’s academic title, University of Latvia — 2013
Associate Professor’s academic title, University of Latvia — 2009
Docent’s academic title, University of Latvia — 2008
Doctoral degree in Computer Science (PhD), University of Latvia — 2007

Professional Certificates
European Software Institute (ESI) certificate for the training course on Introduction to Capability Maturity Model® Integration Staged Representation, V1.1. (2004)
DataPro certificate for the training course on Java, EJB bases (2002)
Certified Lotus Specialist (R4 App Dev), from Lotus Education (1999)

Research Grants
– Swedish Knowledge Foundation KK-Hög grants
– Nr.TBD (2020-2023) – ScaleWise project
– Nr.2016/0191 (2017-2020) – GoLD project
– Nr.2012/0200 (2013-2016) – TEDD project
– Nr.2009/0249 (2010-2013) – R2D2 project
– European Social Fund project “Doctoral student research and post doctoral research support for university of Latvia” (2004-2007 as a doctoral student support and 2007-2008 as a post doc support)
– Latvian Council of Science project Nr. 02.2002 “Latvian Informatics Production Unit Support Program in the Area of Engineering, Computer Networks and Signal Processing” (2003-2010).

Work Experience
Professor of Software Engineering, BTH (Sweden) since 2016.
Pro-dean of the Faculty of Computing 2019-2020
Employed in various positions since 2008. Research activities within the Software engineering research laboratory (SERL Sweden), incl. leadership for a number of research project funded by KKS and carried in collaboration with various industry partners (Ericsson, Spotify, ABB, Emerson Process Management, Boss Media, CSC). Lecturing in the BSc, MSc and PhD programs in Software Engineering: Global Software Engineering, Advanced Software Project Management, Research Ethics.

Part-time Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF (Norway) since 2020.
Participation in the 10xTeams reserach project dedicated to team autonomy in large-scale software development projects.

Part-time Professor, NTNU (Norway) since 2020.
Participation in the IDUN mentoring program for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology that runs 2020-2022.

Guest Researcher, SINTEF (Norway) 2014-2017.
Participation in Smiglo reserach project dedicated to the integration of agile methods in globally distributed software development projects.

Guest Professor, University of Latvia (Latvia) 2013-2017.
A member of academic staff since 2001, elected as a Professor in January 2013. Duties include: the role of a senator (2007-2010), and a responsible for students exchange. Lecturing in the BSc program in Computer Science: Requirements Engineering (since 2004), IT-related law and network etiquette (since 2002), and in the MSc and PhD program: Research Methods in Computing.

IT Auditor and Consultant, RITI (Latvia) 2003-2010
Riga Information Technology Institute is a private R&D body owned by Exigen Services. Currently involved in research activities. Previous activities include: quality assurance for the software house, incl. software project measurement and internal quality auditing (ISO 9001:2000); and IT/IS security auditing and IT-related consultancy for external private and government institutions.

Systems Analyst / Project Manager, IT Alise (Latvia) 2000 – 2003
IBM Lotus-based application development: project management and system analysis; and Oracle portal implementation. Applications developed for a wide variety of business needs in different sectors, including: insurance policy management system, human resource management systems, document management systems, business process support systems, internal corporative portals.

Software Engineer, SWH Technology (Latvia) 1999 – 2000
Involved in lotus-based application development.