I am Marcello La Rosa, Professor in Business Process Management (BPM) with the BPM Discipline of the Information Systems School, Science & Engineering Faculty, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.
As the Academic Director for corporate engagements for my school, I manage QUT's wide offering of professional training and consultancy services on Information Systems, with a focus on BPM (see BPMTraining).
My research interests span different BPM topics, with a focus on process consolidation, mining, configuration and automation, and reaching out to disciplines such as Sofware Engineering, Information Systems and the broader field of Computer Science. The results of my research appeared in major journals and conferences in my field (e.g. TOSEM, IS, FACS, BPM, FASE, ER, CAiSE). My research is also showcased on BPMCenter, a collaborative virtual research center on BPM funded by QUT and the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), which I co-manage, and on QUT ePrints, a public repository of scientific papers.
I lead the Apromore initiative - a strategic research collaboration between various universities, which received government and private funds for the development of an advanced process model repository. I'm also the coordinator of the Process Configuration website, which collects research efforts on the management of variability in process-aware information systems. I have also contributed to the design of the YAWL environment, one of the most-mature community-based open-source BPM systems.
I have been teaching various aspects of the BPM field, from process modeling, automation and mining, through to managerial aspects of the discipline such as strategic alignment and governance, both to undergraduate and postgraduate students in my university and overseas. I have also provided corporate training courses to managers, analysts and soution architects in the area of BPM in Australia and overseas.
Together with Marlon Dumas, Jan Mendling and Hajo Reijers, I co-authored "Fundamentals of Business Process Management", the first comprehensive textbook on BPM, published by Springer in 2013. This book has influenced the curricum of over 100 universites and teaching institutions in the world, and has been used as the textbook of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on "Fundamentals of Business Process Management", a free course I taught in Oct-Dec 2015, which attracted over 7,400 participants.
I like playing guitar, taking photos (you can appreciate some in this site), going surfing (although I'm not very good) and diving (I'm Advanced Open Water). As per music tastes, you can throw in everything that sounds like blues, folk and rock from the old seventies (from B.B. King to Led Zeppelin to name a couple).