Conducting research in software engineering and computer science,
particularly in the following areas:
reliability, usability, and
dependability and quality, particularly
quality/dependability evaluation and assurance for
Net-centric operations and
service-oriented architecture (NCO/SOA) in connection with the
NSF Net-Centric I/UCRC.
techniques, tools, management, and improvement.
Measurement and analysis
of software products and processes.
Web-based and other
user-oriented (user-centered) applications:
web mining, usage and problem characterization,
reliability and quality assurance and improvement.
Other general software engineering research,
including software processes, statistical analysis of software engineering
data, risk identification and management, prototyping.
Software and systems in commercial,
and web-based applications:
testing, system characterization, performance evaluation,
and reliability analysis.
Most of the above research activities are conducted in collaboration with IBM
(IBM SWS Toronto Laboratory
and Centre for Advanced Studies),
NSF Net-Centric I/UCRC and its industrial members,
and other industrial partners.
Project sponsors include
National Science Foundation
THECB/ATP, and the above industrial partners.