PhD Position in MDE at Lancaster University



PhD Position in MDE at Lancaster University

From: Jon Whittle <whittle_at_comp.lancs.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 15:50:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4720AD40.3020700@comp.lancs.ac.uk>
PhD POSITION IN MDE AT LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

Applications are invited for an EPSRC PhD studentship in the Department 
of Computing (http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk), Lancaster University, 
starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Jon 
Whittle in the area of model-driven software development, although other 
areas of software engineering will be considered.

Software continues to grow in complexity, both in terms of the number of 
lines of code in a typical application and in terms of the number of 
interacting technologies required for implementation. One way of 
managing this complexity is to raise the abstraction level of software 
development. This is the approach followed in model-driven software 
development (MDD), wherein models, or abstractions, of software are the 
primary artifacts of development. A studentship is available in any 
aspect of MDD, including, but not limited to: bringing the benefits of 
MDD to early phases of the software development lifecycle, verification 
and validation of model transformations, model management and model 
composition, executable models, domain-specific modeling.

In accordance with EPSRC regulations, this studentship is available to 
candidates who can demonstrate a relevant connection with the UK, 
usually (but not exclusively) through being ordinarily resident for a 
period of 3 years immediately prior to the date of application for an 
award (http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/student). The studentship is fully-funded: 
i.e. it offers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, as well as a tax-free 
maintenance stipend of 12,600 p.a. for 2007/8; 12,900 p.a. for 2008/9; 
13,200 p.a. for 2009/10.

Prospective applicants, who should have an excellent first degree in a 
relevant discipline, are encouraged to initiate contact with Prof. 
Whittle by sending a statement of research interests to 
whittle@comp.lancs.ac.uk. All applicants will also have to apply 
formally through the Postgraduate Admissions Office 
(https://www.pgapps.lancs.ac.uk).


For further information online, please visit
http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/~whittljn

Closing date: 
30 November


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Prof Jon Whittle
Computing Department
InfoLab21
South Drive
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4WA
United Kingdom 
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