Dr. Asuncion received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Irvine, in 2009. Prior to coming to UW Bothell, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute for Software Research at the University of California, Irvine. She has also worked in industry in a variety of roles: as a software engineer at Unisys Corporation and as a traceability engineer at Wonderware Corporation where she designed a successful in-house traceability system.
Her research emphasis is on traceability and she has developed a novel software traceability approach that automatically links distributed and heterogeneous information. She has investigated the tracing of software license conflicts in heterogeneously composed software systems. Dr. Asuncion is also interested in investigating the traceability challenges in other domains such as e-Science and health care.