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Fully funded PhD position in Software Engineering


Project Description

The Position

A fully funded PhD scholarship covering both tuition fees and living expenses for three years is available immediately in the broad area of empirical software engineering. The candidate will not only contribute to ongoing research projects but will also have the opportunity to develop their own research agenda under the supervision of experienced researchers in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide.

The University

The University of Adelaide is a prestigious institution ranked among the top 1% universities worldwide. It is a member of the Group of Eight, Australia’s coalition of world-leading research-intensive universities. The School of Computer Science is ranked among the top 100 worldwide. The city of Adelaide, in which the university is centrally located, is ranked among ten most liveable cities in the world.

Your Profile

Candidates should have an excellent master’s or four-year bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. Besides advanced programming knowledge and very good written and oral communication skills in English, experience or interest in designing and conducting empirical studies (both quantitative and qualitative) are required. Knowledge in machine learning or natural language processing is an asset, so is industrial software development experience. Please carefully read the University of Adelaide PhD entry requirements (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/current-students/handbook).

Your Application

Combine the following items into one PDF file and send it to Dr Sebastian Baltes via email:

1. A cover letter describing your background and motivation to apply.
2. A two-page CV plus a one-page publication list (if applicable).
3. Transcripts of your degrees including brief summaries of your theses.
4. Proof of English proficiency (http://tiny.cc/english-proficiency).
5. Two recommendation letters issued by former supervisors or teachers.
6. A one-page critique (http://web.cs.wpi.edu/Research/aidg/CS540/critiques.html) of the following article including one paragraph outlining possible directions for future work not mentioned in the article: Usage and Attribution of Stack Overflow Code Snippets in GitHub Projects (https://empirical-software.engineering/assets/pdf/emse18-snippets.pdf)

See also: https://empirical-software.engineering/assets/pdf/phd-scholarship.pdf

Funding Notes

Please carefully read the University of Adelaide PhD entry requirements (View Website).

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