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Applied Software Engineering Research Group

The Applied Software Engineering Research Group, led by Prof Rachel Harrison, takes an empirical and experimental approach to software engineering, studying software systems in order to characterize and improve the systems.

The group is currently working on projects in the areas of:

  • A Process for Risk-Driven Requirements Engineering and Analysis (APRES) (a joint project with University College London)
  • People at the Centre of Mobile Application Design (PACMAD)
  • Software Engineering and Machine Learning for decision making (a joint project with the University of Alcala, Spain)
  • Methods for Social Media Collaborative Work (SMCW)
  • A unique diabetes self-management system (PEPPER) (a joint project with six partners from three European countries, including Imperial College, London and Cellnovo Ltd.)

Our work sometimes involves doing interdisciplinary research with psychologists as well as working with other disciplines of computer science such as human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, etc. The group has attracted funding from The Open Group for providing services in the area of enterprise architecture.