DCS Vice Chair and Professor, Marsha Chechik along with
Professor Steve Easterbrook, both from the Software Engineering Research Group
have been awarded funding through the Network on Engineering Complex Software
Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems (NECSIS) "to tackle the technological
challenges related to the growing complexity of automotive software systems."
Chechik and Easterbrook are part of a national collaboration
between industry partners: General
Motors of Canada Ltd, IBM Canada, and Malina Software Corp and seven Canadian
universities: University of Toronto, McMaster University, McGill University, Queen’s University,
University of British Columbia and
University of Victoria, as well as Centre de Recherche Informatique de
Supported by a $10.5 million grant for the span of five
years from the Automotive Partnership Canada, of which the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is the lead agency, research by
NECSIS will focus on the “advancement of an emerging methodology called model
driven engineering (MDE). MDE reduces
the complexity of developing software by focusing on models and their
relationships, reflected in the designs, code and documents that developers
work with, enabling them to test and verify models even before the code exists.”
(NSERC news release)
For further information, please see the NSERC news release here.
Congratulations Marsha and Steve!