Software Traceability – Post-Doc Position


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position as part
of a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Project hosted at
DePaul University, Chicago, with the objectives of tooling the
next generation of Traceability researchers and supporting
traceability technology transfer. This project is funded
by the National Science Foundation, and involves collaborators
from DePaul University, Kent State University, the College
of William and Mary, the University of Kentucky, and
Siemens Corporate research.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD in
either Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Information
Systems with a strong technical background in Software

The post-doctoral researcher will:

– Work closely with a software engineering team to assist in the
analysis, design, and development of the new traceability

– Work closely with research collaborators and the traceability
community in general to help develop new traceability benchmarking
standards. Assist with the development and content management
of the new benchmarking tool.

– Implement advanced algorithms, such as algorithms that utilize
information retrieval and machine learning methods to generate
traces dynamically, or algorithms to visualize traces in large
scale projects.

– Coordinate work between collaborators at other universities
and the development team at DePaul.

– Perform literature surveys and network with members of the
traceability community to identify important traceability
experiments that will be integrated into the traceability instrument.

Although this position is primarily funded by the MRI grant, and
is therefore development oriented, a portion of the salary will
be taken from other grants (NSF grants and/or industrial grants),
allowing the Post-doc to pursue an active and meaningful research
agenda in areas related to Software Traceability. The post doc
will be expected to engage in weekly research meetings, and to
actively publish in conferences and journals.

The successful candidate must have:

– A recent PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information
Systems, or a closely related discipline.

– Excellent written and spoken English, with strong oral communication

– Evidence of the capacity to work as an independent researcher, such
as published papers in international conferences or journals.

– A solid understanding of Software Engineering practices and

Preference will be given to candidates who have previously worked
in the area of Software Traceability.

The position is available starting September 1st, 2010 (or later),
and is offered for one year with a possibility of renewal.

Please direct initial queries regarding this position to:

Jane Cleland-Huang, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Computing, DePaul University
243 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Phone: 312-362-8863
Fax: 312-362-6116

The official position will also shortly be published on the DePaul
University Job Postings website.


About Craig Anslow

Craig Anslow is a Lecturer in Software Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, with research interests in software visualization.
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