Alegria was a CommerceNet Intern in 2012. She worked with Allan Schiffman on data privacy project: “Blend-me-in: privacy-preserving techniques for personalized information services.”
She is a PhD candidate at the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine and a member of the Institute of Software Research. Her advisor is Professor Richard N. Taylor.
Alegria research interests are in Software Architecture and Design, specifically in the evolving and decentralized architecture of Web applications, with focus in the e-commerce domain. Her current work is on the qualitative evaluation of e-commerce architectures, on the integration of e-commerce components—negotiation, contracts, and workflow—and to follow, the experimentation with the COAST infrastructure (refer to projects section) for implementing application prototypes.