[FM-India] FUNDED PhD Positions: DYNAMIC ADAPTIVE AUTOMATED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
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Thu Jul 10 20:21:10 IST 2014
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:23:09 +0100
From: John Woodward <john.r.woodward at gmail.com>
To: John Woodward <jrw at cs.stir.ac.uk>
Cc: john.woodward at cs.stir.ac.uk
Subject: FUNDED PhD Positions: DYNAMIC ADAPTIVE AUTOMATED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
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FUNDED PhD Positions
About Dynamic Adaptive Automated Software Engineering (DAASE)
DAASE is a four site project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council involving University College London, Birmingham, Stirling and
York and with a growing list of industrial partners, including: Berner and
Mattner, BT Laboratories, Ericsson, GCHQ, Honda Research Institute
Europe,IBM,Microsoft Research and Motorola UK.
The project seeks to use Search Based Software Engineering to develop optimised
software development processes, combining aspects of software engineering
activities into a single combined and optimising process. This new form of
software engineering will be supported by the development and evaluation of
theory, algorithms and methods for advanced exact, metaheuristic and
hyper-heuristic techniques. The goal is to produce software that is dynamically
adaptive; not only able to respond to and fix problems that arise before
deployment and during operation, but that continually optimises, re-configures
and evolves to adapt to new operating conditions, platforms and environmental
challenges (as most broadly construed).
DAASE will create an array of new processes, methods, techniques and tools for
a new kind of software engineering, radically transforming the theory and
practice of software engineering.
DAASE is a highly collaborative project. PhD students working on the project
will have at least one other "buddy partner site" (one of the four academic
partners specifically designated to collaborate) with which they will
collaborate, supported by visits to the partner site (of one to four weeks
duration), the full expenses of which will be met by the project. PhDs will
also have opportunities to visit and collaborate with industrial and other
partners and to be fully engaged with the international community through
conferences, workshops and other networking activities. This will enhance
training and development and open new opportunities for collaboration and
A total of four studentships are available.
Contact John R. Woodward jrw at cs.stir.ac.uk http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~jrw/
Studentships will provide funding for tuition fees, a stipend of £13,590 per
annum plus Research Training Support Grant of £750 pa.
Formal applications should be made via the online PG application form at http:/
the "apply now" button at the top right of the page. Select 'Research Degree in
Computing Science' and 'register as a new user' on the system to proceed to the
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