Eddie Armstrong has successfully defended his thesis to earn a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PD.Eng.). Eddie's research is within the domain of Industry 4.0, and was sponsored by Johnson and Johnson. Eddie was co-advised by Prof Brian Fitzgerald and Dr Klaas-Jan Stol. Congratulations to Eddie!
Daniel Russo was selected to join the ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA), whose aim it is to engage and empower the next generation of computing professionals. The FCA receives hundreds of very competitive applications annually from academic institutions, research labs, and companies all over the world. Congratulations to Daniel!
Klaas-Jan Stol received the Inaugural Lero Director's Award for Research Excellence. The award was presented at the annual Lero Summit in Athlone in September 2019, and was awarded for Klaas's ongoing record of high quality publications in the top journals and conference in software engineering and information systems.
I'm pleased to welcome John Hutchinson to the research team. John has started on May 1, 2019, and will work on the HUSRAI project as a senior postdoctoral researcher. John will work with Ziba on this project. Previously, John has worked at the University of Lancaster (UK).
I'm pleased to welcome Ziba Pakdel to the research team. Ziba has started on March 1, 2019, and will work on the HUSRAI project as a postdoctoral researcher. This is a two-year industry project focusing on improvement initiatives related to inner/open source, and software reuse. Ziba is currently finishing her PhD at University College Cork.
I'm pleased to welcome Daniel Russo to the research team. Daniel has finished his PhD at the University of Bologna, Italy. Daniel will work on the SODAW project, which stands for "Software Development with Alternative Workforces," and focuses on helping companies to develop and manage relationships with "alternative workforces" such as those found in open source communities and crowdsourcing platforms.
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