Undergraduate student Robert Dyer and graduate students Youssef Hanna and Harish Narayanappa were awarded travel fellowship to attend the Inspirations workshop at the Fourteenth ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2006) to be held in Portland, Oregon in November 2006. FSE is the premier conference in the area of software engineering. The inspirations program at FSE 2006 is designed for undergraduate and M.S. students interested in a Ph.D. degree.The event provides them exposure to research activities in the area of software engineering during interactive sessions with established researchers. Robert, Youssef, and Harish will also attend the doctoral symposium. The selection for the program was based on research statements written by students as well as a recommendation letter from their major professor Hridesh Rajan.
In addition to being accepted for inspirations program, Robert, Youssef, and Harish have also co-authored short papers that were accepted at FSE 2006. Robert Dyer and Harish Narayanappa have co-authored a paper entitled "Nu: Preserving Design Modularity in Object Code" with their major professor Hridesh Rajan. This paper describes ongoing research in the Nu project. Youssef Hanna has also co-authored a paper entitled "SLEDE: Event Based Specification of Sensor Network Protocols" with his major professor Hridesh Rajan. This work describes preliminary results in the Slede project. Robert, Youssef, and Harish will be presenting their papers at the poster session at FSE 2006. Robert Dyer, Youssef Hanna and Harish Narayanappa are researchers in the Laboratory for Software Design. Juri Memmert, a Ph.D. student from the Laboratory for Software Design will also be presenting his paper entitled "Osiris: Generating Concern Models from Source Code" at FSE 2006. More information about these research activities is available from here.