Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
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
 appologies for cross posting. 
 Please forward to final year undergraduates and Master's students
 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.
 The Posts
 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
 intellectual development.
 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:/
 /www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/school-of-natural-sciences/ Click
 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
 application form.
 Source: www.stir.ac.uk/impact/ 

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